Professor and Associate Dean of the BSW Program Dr. Carolyn Tice and co-authors Dennis Long and Lisa Cox were awarded the 2019 National Textbook Excellence Award for their book Introduction to Social Work: An Advocacy-Based Profession. The award was presented by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association.
Introduction to Social Work is an exciting and timely new text that takes readers to the roots of the social work profession, framing its history, practice settings, and career paths through the lens of advocacy. Closely aligned with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), the text goes beyond standard coverage to explore such cutting-edge content as military social work, environmental issues, global/international social work, housing, and more. Robust, applied pedagogy and an emphasis on advocacy and reflective practice help underscore the transformative opportunities and contributions of social work on clinical, client, community, national, and international levels.