Direct Practice in Social Work, 2/e By: Scott W. Boyle, Larry L. Smith, O. William Farley, Grafton H. Hull, and Jannah Hurn Mather (All of the University of Utah) Basic Approach: This highly readable direct practice text offers a practical introduction to the theories and skills necessary to engage in effective, strengths-based practice. Direct Practice in Social Work weaves diversity and social justice throughout, while demonstrating to students how to make the connection between major theories and real-world situations. Written in an engaging style by experienced authors, this text encourages the development of students' critical-thinking skills. Highlights include chapter opening case studies, numerous case studies within each chapter, and an abundance of modeled responses, sample dialogues and exercises. Comprehensive coverage of the major theories and adherence to CSWE guidelines make this text an invaluable addition to any social work student or practitioner's library. Highlights of the New Edition: New coverage ofethical issuesregarding the use oftechnology, greatly increased discussion of boundaries and dual relationships, content on guardianship for clients with diminished capacity (Ch.3) New coverage of gambling addictions and their assessment, as well as a new section onassessing depression in older adults (Ch.5) New content on developing service contracts and inclusion ofsolution-focused therapyin planning (Ch.6) New information on dialectic behavior therapy andmotivational interviewingand how they can enhance coping skills. (Ch 8) New content on practice guidelines forGLBTQclients (Ch.10) Delineation betweentreatment and task groupsand increased coverage of norms and behaviors in groups (Ch.11) More attention to GLBTQ issues and the elderly, greatly strengthened discussion onadvocacyin direct practice (Ch. 12) More attention toethical issues in evaluation, discussion of advantages and disadvantages of quality assurance New discussion of the unique needs ofolder adultsaround the process of termination (Ch.14) NEW Supplement for Students! MyHelpingKitis an electronic supplement that offers book-specific learning objectives, chapter summaries, flashcards and practice tests as well as video clips and interactive activities to aid student learning and comprehension. The password can be value-packaged with each new copy of this text at no additional cost to students. Professors should contact their local representative for ordering information: www.pearson.com/replocator What Your Colleagues Are Saying: "Students love [this text] because it covers so much and they feel they have some framework on which to build their clinical skills." - Mary Hart, University of Wyoming "The authors comprehensively cover the NASW Code of Ethics. The specific information included is quite appropriate in order for social work practitioners to gain a solid understanding of practice expectations relaO. William Farley is the author of 'Direct Practice in Social Work (2nd Edition)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205569380 and ISBN 0205569382.