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SOCW 2002 Basic Skills for Social Work: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

SOCW 2002 Required Course Readings

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Barnard, A., & Ganca, L. (2011). Using communication skills for difficult conversations in palliative care. Continuing Medical Education, 29(7), 282–284. Retrieved from

Carney, J., & McCarren, K. (2012). Social work education in non-sexual dual relationships. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 9(2), 2–10.

Engelberg, E., & Limbach-Reich, A. (2015). The role of empathy in case management: A pilot study. The International Journal of Social Work Education, 34(8), 1021–1033. doi:10.1080/02615479.2015.1087996

Flaherty, E. G. (2006). Does the wording of the mandate to report suspected child abuse serve as another barrier to child abuse reporting? Child Abuse & Neglect, 30(4), 341–343. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2006.02.008

Giamportone, K. E. (2015). Counter transference in the face of compassionate care. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 11(3–4), 220–223. doi:10.1080/15524256.2015.1107804

Katz, C., Hershkowitz, I., Malloy, L. C., Lamb, M. E., Atabaki, A., & Spindler, S. (2012). Non-verbal behavior of children who disclose or do not disclose child abuse in investigative interviews. Child Abuse & Neglect, 36(1), 12–20. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.08.006

Knight, C. (2012). Social workers' attitudes towards and engagement in self-disclosure. Clinical Social Work Journal, 40(3), 297–306. doi:10.1007/s10615-012-0408-z

LaPorte, H. H., Sweifach, J., & Linzer, N. (2010). Sharing the trauma: Guidelines for therapist self-disclosure following a catastrophic event. Best Practices in Mental Health, 6(2), 39–56. Retrieved from

Lynch, R., & Garrett, P. M. (2010). “More than words”: Touch practices in child and family social work. Journal of Child and Family Social Work, 15(4), 389–398. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00686.x

Mirsky, J. (2011). Working through countertransference blocks in cultural-competence training. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 18(2), 136–148. doi:10.1080/15228878.2011.611788

Reamer, F. G. (2003). Boundary issues in social work: Managing dual relationships, Journal of Social Work, 48(1), 121–133. Retrieved from

Reamer, F. G. (2005). Documentation in social work: Evolving ethical and risk-management standards. Social Work, 50(4), 325–334. Retrieved from

Reamer, F. G. (2013). Social work in a digital age: Ethical and risk management challenges. Social Work, 58(2), 163–172. doi:10.1093/sw/swt003

Savaya, R. (2010). Enhancing student awareness of the importance of full and accurate documentation in social work practice. Social Work Education, 29(6), 660–669. doi:10.1080/02615470903552006

Shannon, P. J., Simmelink-McCleary, J., Im, H., Becher, E., & Crook-Lyon, R. E. (2014). Developing self-care practices in a trauma treatment course. Journal of Social Work Education, 50(3), 440–453. doi:10.1080/10437797.2014.917932

Smith, J. (2014). The resilient survivor—a student social worker’s journey on placement. Social Work Education, 33(7), 861–873. doi:10.1080/02615479.2014.85006

Strozier, A., Krizek, C., & Sale, K. (2003). Touch: Its use in psychotherapy. Journal of Social Work Practice, 17(1), 49–62. doi:10.1080/0265053032000071457

Wagaman, M. A., Geiger, J. M., Shockley, C., & Segal, E. A. (2015). The role of empathy in burnout, compassion satisfaction, and secondary traumatic stress among social workers. Social Work, 60(3), 201–209. doi:10.1093/sw/swv014

Other Readings

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