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Today's clinical social workers face a spectrum of social issues and problems of a scope and severity hardly imagined just a few years ago and an ever-widening domain of responsibility to overcome them. Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work is the authoritative handbook for social work clinicians and graduate social work students, that keeps pace with rapid social changes and presents carefully devised methods, models, and techniques for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. Following an overview of the principal frameworks for clinical practice, including systems theory, behavioral and cognitive theories, psychoanalytic theory, and neurobiological theory, the book goes on to present the major social crises, problems, and new populations the social work clinician confronts each day. Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work includes 29 original chapters, many with carefully crafted and detailed clinical illustrations, by leading social work scholars and master clinicians who represent the widest variety of clinical orientations and specializations. Collectively, these leading authors have treated nearly every conceivable clinical population, in virtually every practice context, using a full array of treatment approaches and modalities. Included in this volume are chapters on practice with adults and children, clinical social work with adolescents, family therapy, and children's treatment groups; other chapters focus on social work with communities affected by disasters and terrorism, clinical case management, cross-cultural clinical practice, psychopharmacology, practice with older adults, and mourning and loss. The extraordinary breadth of coverage will make this book an essential source of information for students in advanced practice courses and practicing social workers alike.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Jerrold R. Brandell
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2010-02-16
File: 859 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412981385

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This thoroughly updated resource is the only comprehensive anthology addressing frameworks for treatment, therapeutic modalities, and specialized clinical issues, themes, and dilemmas encountered in clinical social work practice. Editor Jerrold R. Brandell and other leading figures in the field present carefully devised methods, models, and techniques for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. Key Features Coverage of the most commonly used theoretical frameworks and systems in social work practice Entirely new chapters devoted to clinical responses to terrorism and natural disasters, clinical case management, neurobiological theory, cross-cultural clinical practice, and research on clinical practice Completely revised chapters on psychopharmacology, dynamic approaches to brief and time-limited clinical social work, and clinical practice with gay men Content on the evidentiary base for clinical practice New, detailed clinical illustrations in many chapters offering valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Jerrold R. Brandell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2010-02-16
File: 880 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483305677

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Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work is the authoritative handbook for social work clinicians and clinicians-in-training that catches up with rapid social changes and presents decisive plans for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. Following an overview of the principal frameworks for clinical practice including systems theory, behavioral and cognitive theories, and psychoanalytic theory, the book goes on to present the major social crises and new populations the social worker confronts each day. Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work includes twenty-four original chapters by leading social work scholars and master clinicians who represent the widest variety of clinical orientations and specializations. Collectively these leading authors have treated nearly every conceivable clinical population, in virtually every practice context, using the full spectrum of treatment modalities.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Jerrold R. Brandell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 1997-02-01
File: 720 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780684827650

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The art and science of relationship are at the core of clinical social work. Research in neurobiology adds a new layer to our understanding of the protective benefits of relationship and specifically, to our understanding of the neurobiology of attachment and early brain development. This second edition of Neurobiology for Clinical Social Work explores the application of recent research in neuroscience to prevention and intervention in multiple systems, settings, and areas such as the neurobiology of stress and the stress response system, the impact of early adversity and toxic stress on brain development, early childhood and adolescent brain development, and the application of this science to prevention and intervention in areas such as child welfare and juvenile justice. Social workers collaborate with individuals, families, communities, and groups that experience adversity, and at times, traumatic stressors. Research in neuroscience adds to our models of risk and resilience; informing our understanding of the processes by which adversity and trauma impact multiple indicators of wellbeing across time. Social workers can use this knowledge to inform their work and to support the neuroprotective benefit of relationship in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. This text provides essential information for cutting-edge social work practice.

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Genre: Clinical sociology
Author: Janet R. Shapiro
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2018-08-28
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393711641

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First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Rachelle A. Dorfman
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-11-17
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317713661

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Herbert S. Strean
Publisher:
Release: 1978
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015050405672

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First published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to crisis intervention. This treasure trove of practice knowledge equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine a spotlight on a different aspect of the human condition. Emphasizing the importance of a broad-based theoretical approach to practice, it helps the reader avoid the pitfalls of becoming overly identified with a narrow focus that limits their understanding of clients and their contexts. This sweeping overview of the field untangles the increasingly complex problems, ideologies, and value sets that define contemporary social work practice. The result is an essential A-to-Z reference that charts the full range of theoretical approaches available to social workers regardless of their setting or specialty.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Francis J. Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2011-03-15
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199831963

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Walsh's text incorporates concise, comprehensive coverage of eleven major clinical practice theories commonly used in assessment, planning, and intervention tasks with individuals, families, and groups. The book's scope encompasses a broad view of the field of practice, yet still allows students to look closely at each theory discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Joseph Walsh
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2009-02-23
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780495601203

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Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Rachelle A. Dorfman
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1996
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 0876308086

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Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice traces the development of relational ideas from their origin in object relations and self psychology to their evolution in current relational, intersubjectivity, and attachment theory. Relational treatment emphasizes openness and collaboration between client and therapist, mutual impact, the client's subjectivity, and the therapist's empathy, genuineness, and use of the self in therapeutic interaction. The approach treats the relationship and dialogue between client and therapist as crucial to the change process and shows how the therapeutic relationship can be used to help clients and therapists bridge differences, examine similarities, overcome impasses, and manage enactments. The relational emphasis on the subjective experience of both client and therapist is beautifully illustrated throughout this book as the authors draw from their clinical work with clients from diverse backgrounds, including gay and lesbian clients, immigrants, and clients of color. They demonstrate how relational principles and techniques can be applied to multiple problems in social work practice& mdash;for example, life crises and transitions, physical and sexual abuse, mental disorders, drug addiction, and the loss of a loved one. The authors also discuss the integration of relational constructs in short-term treatment and with families and groups. This volume opens with a historical perspective on the role of relational thinking in social work and the evolution of relational theory. It presents an overview of the key concepts in relational theory and its application throughout the treatment process with diverse clients and in different practice modalities. The book concludes with a discussion of the challenges in learning and teaching new theoretical and practice paradigms, particularly in creating a more mutual exchange in the classroom and during supervision.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Eda Goldstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release: 2009-08-22
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780231143196

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