Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Canadian Scholars’ Press
Approx. 200 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
December 2020
Print ISBN: 9781773382104


Forthcoming | Fall 2020

Overview

Written for case managers working in health and human services, this practical guide addresses the need for more progressive and compassionate ways of working with others. Introducing innovative strategies for working with people that challenge the status quo, the book reconsiders old forms of social casework in favour of empowerment approaches that incorporate individual systemic advocacy. Patricia Spindel covers the history of case management, traditional approaches and their critiques, barriers to an empowerment approach, the ethical issues of labelling, stereotyping, stigmatization and pathologizing, and key empowerment philosophies and the research that supports them.

This guide provides concrete methods that will help readers put principles of empowerment philosophy into practice. With practical case studies and questions for reflection featured throughout the chapters, it is well suited for human services, social services, and social work programs in colleges and universities in Canada.

FEATURES

  • offers a practical "how to" for developing an empowerment plan and deals with common issues in practice, such as projection, countertransference, and transference
  • includes core concepts of empowerment and methodology for building individual and community capacity and competence
  • provides students with case studies from the field and questions to encourage reflection


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Empowerment in Case Management

Chapter 2: Common Critiques of Traditional Case Management and Social Casework

Chapter 3: What Are Case Management Service Users Saying?

Chapter 4: Symbolic Communication, Resistance, and Why Case Management Needs Redefinition

Chapter 5: Key Empowerment Philosophies and Research Support

Chapter 6: The Practice Of Empowerment-Oriented Case Management

Chapter 7: Ethical Considerations in Empowerment-Oriented Case Management Practice

Chapter 8: Empowerment-Oriented Communication

Chapter 9: Building Individual and Community Capacity and Competence

Chapter 10: Advocacy as an Empowerment Strategy

Index

Patricia Spindel

Dr. Patricia Spindel has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over thirty-five years. She taught at both the University of Guelph-Humber and the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, where she also coordinated the Social Services Worker Program and was an Associate Dean of Health Sciences.

Working with Families, Working with Families, Second Edition, Case Management from an Empowerment Perspective, Fourth Edition

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