Direct Social Work Practice: Theories and Skills for Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner
Ruffolo, Mary C., Brian E. Perron, and Elizabeth Harbeck Voshel. 2015. Direct Social Work Practice: Theories and Skills for Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Using a case-based approach to connect the classroom and the practice environment, Direct Social Work Practice by Mary C. Ruffolo, Brian E. Perron, and Elizabeth H. Voshel incorporates a broad set of themes that include advocacy, social justice, global focus, ethics, theory, and critical thinking. Integrated, up-to-date content related to diversity, social justice, and international issues helps readers develop the basic skills of engagement, assessment, intervention, and reflective practice, as well as the key skills needed for the field experience. Each chapter of the book is mapped to the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) to aid schools of social work in connecting the course content with monitored outcomes.