Covering a range of theoretical and practical orientations, iSocial Work Essentials provides timely updates on the fundamental knowledge needed for contemporary social work practice, written by the fields leading scholars and practitioners. This extensive collection features rigorous analysis of nearly 70 topics that are central to the field today, from child welfare and community organization to human trafficking, military social work, the DSM-5, cognitive behavioral therapies, and motivational interviewing. All articles are written in a clear, straightforward style that will be accessible to readers throughout the profession, and each entry includes a bibliography that provides readers with further directions for research and in-depth study. Drawn from the constantly-updated, field-defining Encyclopedia of Social Work, Social Work Essentials brings together a vital compilation of cutting-edge articles in a compact reference guide that will prove valuable in a diverse range of settings. Individual practitioners, school social workers, and social work students will all benefit from keeping Social Work Essentials close at hand.