This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers an integrative approach to biopsychosocial case formulations of current and developmental human behavior concerns. The sixth edition builds on prior efforts in promoting integrative assessments by adopting a specific method for completing case formulations that students apply to case studies in the book’s developmental chapters. This innovation provides students with a bridge to the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), thus helping them connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Guidelines for practice and relevant assessment tools are identified for specific life tasks and for each phase of biopsychosocial development. This edition also offers concrete methods for the translation of developmental research to assessment practices.
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