“The actions social workers take are aimed at helping people, communities, and societies attain a sense of mastery, become or remain competent, and achieve or retain a sense of well-being. Such a broad scope of practice necessitates a theoretical foundation that is anchored in the concept of human competence. This text explores the concept of competence and shows how it is expressed in a variety of theoretical frameworks, including traditional models and emerging theoretical approaches. The volume is organized around the competency-based approach to social work education adopted by the Council on Social Work Education.”
—Journal of Social Work Education
About the Author
Nancy P. Kropf is professor and director of the School of Social Work at Georgia State University. She is the co-author or co-editor of seven other books and numerous manuscripts relating to social work education, practice, and gerontology. She is the practice forum editor for the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Roberta R. Greene was the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology and Social Welfare at the School of Social Work, University of Texas-Austin.