Knowledge of basic writing skills is crucial for today's social workers. Professional Writing for Social Work Practice helps students improve their own writing by offering useful guidelines and actual writing samples commonly seen in social work. In the following video clips, author Dan Weisman discusses his experience with his school's adoption of this book for its social work programs, and offers some examples of the uses of this book.


Adopting Professional Writing for Social Work Practice


Using Professional Writing for Social Work Practice


About Professional Writing for Social Work Practice

This user-friendly guide to effective writing skills focuses specifically on the types of writing social work practitioners are required to do in everyday practice: writing for agency reports, client documentation, court letters, and grant writing applications, among other documents. It includes abundant real-world examples drawn from all arenas of social work practice.

The text helps students to understand and practice the basics of successful writing through the inclusion of actual forms and records that are customarily used in social work practice. It presents examples of strong writing and analyzes common writing errors.

About the Author

Daniel Weisman, MSW, PhD, is a Professor at Rhode Island College School of Social Work and former Chair of the Bachelor of Social Work Department. He directs Rhode Island College's Applied Research and Training Project, is Co-Principal Investigator/Evaluator, Project Restore, Rhode Island Office of Child Support Services, and evaluates programs for several Rhode Island state departments, as well as private non-profit agencies in several states. He is a certified site visitor for the Council on Social Work Education. Dr. Weisman has co-authored two other books, written chapters in several anthologies, and published articles in social work and labor studies journals.