CSWE Press

Management and Leadership in Social Work Practice and Education

Leon H. Ginsberg
Publication Date: 10/01/2008
ISBN: 978-0-87293-132-9
Pages: 502
Publisher: CSWE Press
Through his compilation of information on the essentials of management and leadership, Ginsberg presents insightful solutions that can help any social worker maximize his or her contributions to the profession. More than 30 widely acclaimed topic experts offer advice for various organizational settings—health, mental health, research, academic, all nonprofit sizes, and more. The book also offers general management and leadership concepts that enhance these environment-specific skills, including strategies for fundraising, finance, administration, human resources, and public relations. A reflective look at the history of social work also provides great context for the profession's leadership and management status quo. Reading this book cover to cover is definitely time well spent for your current and future career endeavors.


Matt Aubry, Lynn Uhlfelder Berman, Stanley Blostein, Harold E. Briggs, Terri Moore Brown, Michael Daley, Mark Ezell, Bruce D. Friedman, Fontaine H. Fulghum, Colleen Galambos, Donna Hardina, Eugene Herrington, Paul R. Keys, Joel M. Levy, Philip H. Levy, Rufus Sylvester Lynch, Lawrence L. Martin, Raymond Sanchez Mayers, Bowen McBeath, Jacquelyn Mitchell, Phoua Moua, Xong Moua, Ben Nivin, Peggy Pittman-Munke, Cynthia Cannon Poindexter, Joshua Rubin, Jeanette C. Takamura, Karen Wegmann, Jane Yamaguchi, Molly Yang, and Joan Levy Zlotnik

About the Editor

Leon Ginsberg obtained his PhD from the University of Oklahoma. He has served as dean at West Virginia University and the University of South Carolina. Currently, he is program director at Appalachian State University. Dr. Ginsberg is the editor of Management and Leadership in Social Work Practice and Education and numerous other books on social work. He has served as editor-in-chief of the journal Administration in Social Work since 2002. Dr. Ginsberg was a 2011 recipient of the Council on Social Work Education Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work award.


"This book merits prime real estate on any social worker's desk or bookshelf. For all the writings about leadership in our profession, this work stands alone by addressing the realities and complexities of social work. In today's world, every social worker--even an independent practitioner--must learn to be an effective manager. We in social work education have long recognized the lack of management practice in our curricula, and now we have the ideal text to fill that gap. No matter how many years of experience the reader has, the range of topics and the depth of practical knowledge offered by the authors make this book accessible, thought-provoking, and ultimately reassuring to social workers that we can, and should, take on the challenges of leadership." – Suzanne England, Dean, School of Social Work, New York University

"This is the book I've been looking for. It can be used as text for management and administration classes, as a resource for new deans and directors, and for those responsible for managing specialized organizations. The information is cutting-edge and presented by experienced social work administrators and educators." – Joyce White, Director, Marywood University School of Social Work

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Management and Leadership in Social Work Practice and Education incorporates many of hte newest concepts and innovations in managerial practice and leadership. The various chapters provide a comprehensive overview of the managerial and leadership functions critical to successful management in the field of human services. The book should prove extremely useful to practitioners, social work faculty, and students." – Thom Reilly, Professor/Director, School of Social Work, San Diego State University, and former County Manager/CEO, Clark County (the Las Vegas Valley), Nevada
Management and Leadership in Social Work Practice and Education