A Conversation with Dennis Saleebey

  • Jillian Jimenez


Dennis Saleebey, DSW, is professor of Social Welfare at the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas. One of his primary interests has been the development of a more strengths-based approach to social work practice. For the past 20 years he has been involved in a number of community building and community outreach projects in Fort Worth, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. He has written widely and made many presentations nationally and internationally to a variety of social work and human service groups. He is the author and editor of the third edition o/The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice (2002, Longman/Allyn & Bacon). His book, Hixman Behavior and Social Environments: A Biopyschosocial Approach, was published by Columbia University Press in 2001.

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