Consultation in Social Work

Consultation in Social Work

Consultation in Social Work

Consultation in Social Work

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There has been a growing demand for, and utilization of, social workers in indirect services, such as consultation. Despite this, training programs and training materials available to prepare practitioners for such responsibilities are limited. This text is an effort to meet the need for a systematic presentation of the essentials of social work consultation.

The number of social workers acting in the role of consultant is exceeded by the much larger number of social workers who find themselves in the role of consultee. There is a general lack of training for this role as well. A book on social work consultation can be an aid in the more adequate preparation of social workers in their more frequent role as consultees. Knowledge and understanding of the consultation process can help the consultee, as an active participant, to utilize the experience more productively. The book can be used at the bachelor's degree level of training as well as the master's and doctoral levels since it is, in effect, addressed to social work consultees, social work consultants, and consultees who plan to become consultants.

The text was developed over a seven-year period in teaching seminars in supervision and consultation, and refined in the . . .

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