Spiritually Oriented Social Work Practice David S. Derezotes Overview: This textbook equips social workers with a practical, theoretical framework for spiritually oriented micro- and macro-level practice with traditional social work populations and problems. _____________________________________________________________ Highlights of the First Edition: Section I provides seven paradigms of spiritually oriented practice that correspond to the paradigms of traditional social work practice. Section II describes how the methods of practice introduced in Section I can be applied to specific social work settings, populations, and problems, providing students with an approach to spiritually oriented practice that is practical and applicable. Case studiesin every chapter illustrate the methods described, so students can immediately apply practical examples to their work. Study questions in each chapter ask students to explore their professional and spiritual selves, in an effort to help them discover and develop their own conscious use of [spiritual] self, which is essential to their effectiveness in practice. The elements of micro- and macro-level practice, as well as social work values and issues of diversity, are bridged in this text, teaching students how to work sensitively and effectively with clients from multiple perspectives, encompassing individual, couples, family, group, local community, global community, and ecosystem viewpoints. Every chapter utilizes a multi-dimensional developmental perspective, so students learn how to work with the spiritual, emotional, physical, cognitive, and social dimensions of a client. Practical assessment and intervention strategiesare offered throughout the text for students to incorporate into their own work. _____________________________________________________________ MHL AdDerezotes, David S. is the author of 'Spirituality Oriented Social Work Practice ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205420407 and ISBN 0205420400.