This clear and practical text prepares students to become human service administrators by applying roles, theories, knowledge, and skills to the supervisory process, from interviewing and hiring to termination.Highlights of the New Edition: Current issues and "real-life" difficulties confronting supervisors are examined, making students aware of the relevant challenges and daily skills needed in supervision, preparing them for supervisory roles. In-chapter exercises, case vignettes, and supervisory problems ask students to apply chapter content and theory to a variety of situations and make considered decisions. The text's model empowers supervisors and underscores the NASW Code of Ethics for social workers by supporting ethical actions to improve services for clients. Contingencies such as the societal context, the agency, supervisees, peers, superiors, advocacy, conflict, management, and external relations are addressed throughout, giving students a glimpse into the actual world of a supervisor. Don't Miss this Special Value Pack Option: The Career Center Do your students need help transitioning from being a student to becoming a professional? WithThe Career Center, they can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions--a total of four hours of career consultant time!The Career Centeris designed to address the wide range of preparation and life stages of individuals who are attempting to develop their careers. Qualified career specialists advise students as they establish, or reestablish, themselves in today's competitive global economy.The Career Center--a $25 value--is FREE to your students when you order it packaged with any new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook. Visit www.ablongman.com/careercenter for more information.Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of this great offer.Dolgoff, Ralph is the author of 'Introduction To Supervisory Practice In Human Services', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205405503 and ISBN 0205405509.