This classic, best-selling text for beginning social work students introduces the basic components of working with people--observation, assessment, communication, and intervention. Now in its Eighth edition, Working with Peoplepresents an engaging discussion of the theoretical foundation of social work practice, promotes the development of practice skills, integrates the topics of advocacy throughout, and encourages social work students to be more reflective in their work. Highlights of the Eighth Edition: Emphasizes advocacy for clients, especially minority groups, preparing students to become effective advocates. Provides case examples--with an emphasis on diversity--preparing students to put theory into practice. Discusses changes in societal attitudes, philosophies, and politics toward those in need. Includes material on feminist psychology and brief therapies. Features tables with highlights of major personality theoriesenhancing student learning (Chapter 3). Don't miss this FREE material for your students! The Career Center Do you need help transitioning from being a student to becoming a professional? With The Career Center, you can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions-a total of four hours of career consultant time! Qualified career specialists will help you establish, or reestablish, yourself in today's competitive global economy. Access to The Career Center-- a $25 value--is FREE when packaged with a new text. You can also purchase access by calling 1-800-435-4164, Sunday through Thursday, 5 pm to 12 am. Visithttp://www.ablongman.com/careercenterfor more information.Brill, Naomi is the author of 'Working With People The Helping Process', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205401840 and ISBN 0205401848.