An effective social worker must be able to facilitate change. SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: TREATING COMMON CLIENT PROBLEMS is about change and effective social work practice, regardless of whether the focus of change is an individual, a family, or a community. In Part I the authors consider the foundations of change, the components of effective practice, and how to structure one's practice for maximum effectiveness. Part II applies these principles to frequently encountered client problems. The straightforward, practical treatment approaches and direct, accessible style will be of value to both students and clinicians.