Social Casework: A Problem-Solving Process

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University of Chicago Press, Mar 15, 1957 - Political Science - 268 pages
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This is a basic book in social casework. Its thesis is that among all the complexities within the subject matter and operations of casework there are certain constant elements, forces, and processes which give coherence and unity to its practice. Mrs. Perlman identifies and analyzes these constants and views them within the logical framework of problem-solving. In turn, problem-solving as a casework process is examined in its likeness to normal human problem-solving efforts. The result is an approach to learning and thinking about casework which is at once organized, synthesized, and imaginative. The book's usefulness is enhanced by the author's lucid and pointed style.
 

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Contents

THE COMPONENTS OF THE CASEWORK SITUATION
3
THE PROBLEM
27
THE PLACE
40
THE PROCESS
53
THE CASEWORKERCLIENT RELATIONSHIP
64
THE PROBLEMSOLVING WORK
84
PERSON PROBLEM PLACE AND PROCESS IN THE BEGINNING PHASE
105
CONTENT IN THE BEGINNING PHASE
114
METHOD IN THE BEGINNING PHASE
139
THE THINKING IN PROBLEMSOLVING
164
THE CLIENTS WORKABILITY AND THE CASEWORK GOAL
183
MR GRAYSON AND MRS WHITMAN
207
BIBLIOGRAPHY
241
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Helen Harris Perlman is the Samuel Deutsch Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She serves on the board of directors of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and the Council on Social Work Education. Her other books include Persona: Social Role and Personality (1968) and Relationship: The Heart of Helping People (1979), also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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