Active Learning

Essential Social Work Skills

A Practical Guide (Revised First Edition)
Glen Hong
©2019, 268 pages

Paperback list price: $99.95

Cognella Direct: $79.95

You save $20 (20%)

Learn about all formats available for adoption

Bookstore Managers: contact orders@cognella.com to place an order

Customize Essential Social Work Skills

* Required Fields

Your Customization
cover--150079394382087-1B-URT
Essential Social Work Skills

In stock

$71.95

Summary
    Cognella Active Learning is available with this title

    Cognella Active Learning
    is available with this title.
    Learn More

    Essential Social Work Skills: A Practical Guide effectively bridges the gap between social work theory and application, equipping future social workers with the critical knowledge they need to pass their licensing exams and provide quality care to clients. The guide features detailed instructions for implementing specific interventions, as well as how social work operates at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. This guide focuses on the application of interventions at the micro level, including diagnosis, treatment planning, and the use of individual and family therapy models. It begins with chapters that outline the role of the clinical social worker and ethical decision-making. Proceeding chapters cover valuing diversity and advocating for clients, how to eliminate counterproductive communication, treatment planning, and assessing motivation. Building upon this knowledge, readers learn how to apply these processes and skill sets to a full treatment plan for a client, from initial assessment through the conclusion of treatment.

    Designed to provide future social workers with a foundational framework for their practice, Essential Social Work Skills is an ideal textbook for introductory courses in social work.

    Glen Hong is a clinical psychologist in private practice and an adjunct professor and practicum committee member in the master’s of social work program at California State University, Los Angeles. He also works at California State University, Fullerton as a Mental Health Crisis Counselor providing crisis services to all students on the campus. He has served as a mental health clinical supervisor for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health ACCESS Center, a center that handles crisis calls throughout Los Angeles County and dispatches crisis evaluators to assess for hospitalization. Hong has experience working with the chronically and severely mentally ill, at-risk youth, the Latino, African American, and Asian American communities, as well as all socioeconomic populations, within the county of Los Angeles.
    Cognella Active Learning is available for this title! Adopting instructors can provide students with dynamic online learning activities that reinforce key concepts from the text, provide engaging educational experiences, and support various learning styles.

    Please note: Cognella Active Learning can be bundled for purchase with the text or posted separately. Contact us to learn about bundle discounts.

    The Cognella Active Learning content for Essential Social Work Skills: A Practical Guide includes:

    • 10 discussion questions for each chapter to keep students engaged and thinking critically about important concepts addressed in the book
    • 10 decks of flashcards to help students recall key terms
    • 10 matching activities to reinforce critical concepts and help students study for exams
    See a preview of the content

    To see a full demo, please email us and one of our adoption specialists will follow up with you.
    Formats and Bulk Order Pricing for Confirmed Adoptions

    Publisher Direct Versions - Available through the Cognella Student Store for confirmed adoptions

    $79.95
    Best Value!
    Publisher Direct Paperback These special, discounted paperback editions are sold exclusively through the Cognella Student Store (store.cognella.com) for confirmed adoptions. They are not available through other retailers. The books are printed on demand, do not have an ISBN, and are not intended for resale, which results in savings we pass along to students. Most Publisher Direct Paperbacks also come with free, immediate access to the first 30% of the ebook.
    $71.95 Publisher Direct Ebook Publisher Direct ebooks are available for download from your Cognella account immediately after purchase and provide access for 180 days. They must be accessed via Adobe Digital Editions, a free software program.

    Bookstore Pricing (MSRP)

    $99.95 Paperback + Cognella Active Learning Code
    Talk to a rep for ISBN details
    Cognella Active Learning provides students with dynamic online content within a custom digital learning environment. Contact us for course adoptions; not available for individual purchase.
    $99.95 Paperback
    978-1-5165-8002-6
    Standard paperback version. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers — and from our website directly — see Purchase button above.
    $49.98
    Best Value!
    Inclusive Access Ebook
    978-1-7935-0190-5
    We partner with both RedShelf and VitalSource to provide day-one access to students through campus bookstores.
    See more options
    $74.96 Ebook
    978-1-7935-0190-5
    Ebooks are available for individual purchase (180-day access) through either RedShelf or VitalSource.
    $159.95 Hardcover
    978-1-5165-8770-4
    Great for libraries and rental programs. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers.
    Other Formats
    Talk to a rep for details
    Other formats (spiral bind, perforated, etc.) may be available. Contact us for course adoptions; specialty formats are not available for individual purchase.
    $42.95 Standalone Cognella Active Learning
    Talk to a rep for ISBN details
    Cognella Active Learning provides dynamic online content within a custom digital learning environment. Does not include the ebook. Contact us for course adoptions; not available for individual purchase.
    Adopting instructors will receive 10 PowerPoint decks, one for each chapter of the text; and two sample syllabi, one for a 10 week schedule and one for a 15 week schedule. Adopters will also receive a case study final exam and 10 discussion questions per chapter, which can be used in-class to spark conversation or re-purposed as short response test questions.
    "This book needs to be utilized as a training tool at my job as I carry this book where ever I go. From the diagnosing of clients, to intensive case management, and the use and understanding of family dynamics, this book has been my go to for my job as an intensive care coordinator for San Bernardino County Children and Youth Collaborative Services."
    Lynda Merritt
    Department of Behavioral Health
    Children and Youth Collaborative Services (CYCS)
    Pre-Licensed Clinical Therapist I – CCICMS


    "I teach macro social work and I have heard from so many students in my class how Dr. Hong's book is the go to for understanding all areas of clinical practice. It is understood by the student cohorts that his book and his class are the standard for becoming an excellent clinician."
    Jason Plummer PhD, MSW
    Adjunct Professor
    Cal State University, Los Angeles


    "Working as an administrator, it is vital that all social workers on every level of service be aware and competent from the micro, mezzo and the macro levels. This book provides the foundation for a social worker to establish competency on all three levels."
    Manuel Rosas, LCSW
    Mental Health Clinical Program Manager III
    Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health


    "As a psychiatrist and having worked with many clinicians, it is truly a pleasure to give this book to those I work with. It simply and effectively blends the medical components that are necessary when treating clients. I highly recommend this book to any clinician who wants to have a solid foundation for clinical practice."
    Siqing Li, MD
    Psychiatrist
    Private Practice