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The Helping Process

Week 2 Required Resources


Your course textbook, Direct Social Work Practice, can be accessed via the Getting Started module in your course.

Hepworth, D.H., Vang, P.D., Blakey, J.M., Schwalbe, C., Evans, C. B. R., Rooney, R., Evans, C.B.R., Dewberry Rooney, G, & Strom K. (2023).  Direct social work practice: Theory and skills.  (11th ed.).  Cengage Learning, Inc.   

Chapters 3 & 4.  

  • In this chapter, you will be introduced to the generalist intervention model (GIM).  The GIM is a widely used intervention and will be the focus for the rest of this course.  As a practitioner, the GIM is an orienting approach to your work with clients.  


Lefebre, B.  (2012)  Social Worker.  TEDxMileHigh. 

  • In this Ted Talk by Bobby Lefebre, we hear about his passion for being a social worker combined with his beat poetry.