Today, we heard from Bradford Sheafor, author of social work textbooks over the past three decades. Here's what he had to say:
“Many textbooks, including my own, carefully describe social work and what social workers do. Few of these books, however, capture art and heart required when applying the knowledge, values, and skills of this important profession. Ogden Rogers, in Beginnings, Middles, & Ends: Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work, provides a masterful complement to the existing texts. Although usually not labeled as such, in each of his stories a critical value, principle, or guideline for social work practice is illustrated. My thought after reading each story was, “Yes!!! That is what social work is all about.” Further, Rogers’ unabashed enthusiasm for this profession is indeed a welcome addition to the social work literature.”
Bradford W. Sheafor, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University
A customer on Amazon.com, L.M. Ferro, said this about the book:
"LOVE THIS BOOK! I shared it with my interns who are young social workers. I would HIGHLY recommend it! Makes a great gift for social workers."
The book was well-received at the recent Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, where Rogers was on hand to autograph copies.
The book is available at Amazon.com in print and Kindle editions, as well as at White Hat Communications' online store.
Order now for holiday and graduation gift-giving, or put it on your own wishlist!