Social Workers' Desk Reference / Edition 2

Social Workers' Desk Reference / Edition 2

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by Albert R. Roberts

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ISBN-10: 0195369378

ISBN-13: 9780195369373

Pub. Date: 11/21/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Following in the groundbreaking path of its predecessor, the second edition of the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides reliable and highly accessible information about effective services and treatment approaches across the full spectrum of social work practice. Succinct, illuminating chapters written by the field's most respected and experienced scholars and


Following in the groundbreaking path of its predecessor, the second edition of the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides reliable and highly accessible information about effective services and treatment approaches across the full spectrum of social work practice. Succinct, illuminating chapters written by the field's most respected and experienced scholars and practitioners ensure that it will continue to be the sourcebook for all social workers.

Social work practitioners and agency administrators are increasingly confronted with having to do more with less, and must make decisions and provide services as quickly as possible. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, builds on the landmark achievement of the first edition with thorough revisions and over 75 all-new chapters. Its outstanding wealth of well-tested knowledge, presented in a crisp, to-the-point manner, makes it an even more vital resource for time-pressed practitioners. Page after page offers an abundance of up-to-date information and key tools and resources such as practice guidelines, program evaluations, validated assessment scales, and step-by-step treatment plans necessary for success in today's managed-care environment. The growing importance of evidence-based practice in social work is reflected throughout the chapters, as well as by the inclusion of an entire section devoted to showing how to use evidence intelligently and efficaciously.

The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, speaks directly to the daily realities of social workers in private, non-profit, and public settings, whatever their expertise and in all areas of practice: assessment and diagnosis, ethics, risk assessment, program evaluation, and beyond. Case managers, clinical social workers, supervisors, and administrators alike who have come to rely on the previous volume will quickly find its successor just as indispensable.

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Table of Contents

Part 1, Introduction and Overview
1) The Synergy and Generativity of Social Work Practice
Anita Lightburn

Part 2, Roles, Functions, and Typical Daily Schedule of Social Workers in Different Practice Settings
2) The Social Worker in a Behavioral Health Care Setting
Cynthia Franklin and Christine Lagana-Riordan
3) The Addiction Treatment Specialist
Kenneth R. Yeager and Daryl Shorter
4) The Social Worker in an Outpatient Child and Adolescent Unit
Lisa Rapp-Paglicci
5) The Social Worker in a School Setting
Michael Kelly
6) The Social Worker as Family Counselor in a Non-Profit Community-Based Agency
Jack Nowicki and LeShawn Arbuckle
7) The Essential Elements of Private Practice Social Work
Raymond Fox
8) Community-based Mental Health with Children and Families
Susan C. Ayers and Borja Alvarez de Toledo
9) Social Work Practice in Home Based Services with Children and Their Families
Martha Morrison Dore and Charlene Zuffante
10) The Oncology Social Worker in a Medical Setting: Traditional vs. Innovative Roles
James Zabora
11) The Social Worker in a Police Department
Karen Knox and Albert R. Roberts
12) The Social Worker in a Domestic Violence Shelter
Diane L. Green
13) The Social Worker in Traumatic Stress and Emergency Service Settings
Ted Bober and Cheryl Regehr

Part 3, Social Work Values, Ethics and Licensing Standards
14) Ethical Issues in Social Work
Frederic G. Reamer
15) Risk Management in Social Work
Frederic G. Reamer
16) Avoiding Malpractice Lawsuits by Following Standards of Care Guidelines and Preventing Suicide : A Guide for Mental Health Professionals
Albert R. Roberts, Ianna Monferrari, and Kenneth R. Yeager
17) Social Work Licensing Examinations in the United States and Canada: Development and Administration
Donna DeAngelis
18) Social Work Regulations and Licensing
Andrew T. Marks and Karen Knox
19) On Being an Accountable Profession: The Code of Ethics, Oversight by Boards of Directors, and Whistle-Blowers as a Last Resort
Sheldon R. Gelman
20) The Impaired Social Work Professional
Frederic G. Reamer
21) How Social Workers Can Do More Good Than Harm: Critical Thinking, Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning, and Avoiding Fallacies
Leonard Gibbs
22) Optimizing the Use of Patient Safety Standards, Procedures, and Measures
Kenneth R. Yeager, Albert R. Roberts, and Radu Saveanu
23) The Role and Regulations for Technology in Social Work Practice and E-Therapy: Social Work 2.0
Jonathan Singer
24) Quality Standards and Quality Assurance in Health Settings
Kenneth R. Yeager and Tina R. Latimer

Part 4, Theoretical Foundations and Treatment Approaches in Clinical Social Work
25) Front Line Crisis Intervention
Yvonne Eaton and Albert R. Roberts
26) Fundamentals of Brief Treatment
Jan Ligon
27) Common Factors in Therapy
James Drisko
28) Task-Centered Practice
Anne E. Fortune
29) The Life Model
Alex Gitterman
30) Client-Centered Theory and Therapy
William Rowe and Alicia Stinson
31) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
M. Elizabeth Vonk and Teresa Early
32) Psychosocial Therapy
Francis J. Turner
33) Solution-focused Therapy
Peter DeJong
34) Comparative Theories
William Borden
35) Logotherapy
David Guttmann
36) Narrative Therapy
Patricia Kelley
37) Feminist Issues and Practices in Social Work
Mary Bricker-Jenkins and F. Ellen Netting
38) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Kelly Wilson, Emily K. Sandoz, and Regan Slater
39) A Behavioral Approach to Social Work Treatment
Denise Bronson
40) Using Social Constructivism in Social Work Practice
Mo Yee Lee and Gilbert Greene
41) Gestalt Therapy
Bill P. Panning
42) Object Relations Psychology
William Borden
43) Using Self-Psychology in Clinical Social Work
Jerrold R. Brandell
44) How Clinicians Can Effectively Use Assessment Tools to Evidence Medical Necessity and Throughout the Treatment Process
Kevin Corcoran and Jill Boyer-Quick

Part 5, Assessment in Social Work Practice: Knowledge and Skills
45) Using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision Janet B. W. Williams
46) Guidelines for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR) Multiaxial System Diagnosis Carlton Munson
47) Clinical Assessment of Bipolar Disorder: Balancing Strengths and Diagnosis Elizabeth Pomeroy and Diane Green
48) Developing Client-Focused Measures Cathy King Pike
49) Brief Screening Instruments Steven L. McMurtry and Susan Rose
50) Person-in-Environment System James M. Karls and Maura E. O'Keefe
51) Guidelines for Conducting a Biopsychosocial Assessment Sonia Austrian
52) Guidelines for Selecting and Using Assessment Tools with Children Craig Winston LeCroy and Scott Kiyoshi Okamoto
53) Assessment Protocols and Rapid Assessment Instruments with Troubled Adolescents David W. Springer and Stephen J. Tripodi
54) Using Standardized Tests and Instruments in Family Assessments Jacqueline Corcoran
55) Understanding a Diagnosis: What It Does and Does Not Tell You William R. Nugent
56) Guidelines and Uses of Rapid Assessment Instruments in Managed Care Settings Laura M. Hopson and John S. Wodarski

Part 6, Working with Couples and Families
57) Using Genograms to Map Family Patterns Monica McGoldrick
58) A Family Resilience Network Froma Walsh
59) Treatment Planning with Families: An Evidence-Based Approach Catheleen Jordan and Cynthia Franklin
60) Effective Couple and Family Treatment Cynthia Franklin, Catheleen Jordan, and Laura Hopson
61) Structural Family Therapy Harry J. Aponte
62) Bowen Family Systems Therapy David V. Papero
63) It Takes One to Tango Michele Weiner Davis
64) Parenting with Love and Limits Scott P. Sells
65) Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy Katherine J. Williams, Felicia De La Garza Mercer, and Andrew Christensen
66) Psychoeducation Joseph Walsh
67) Guidelines for Couple Therapy with Survivors of Childhood Trauma Kathryn Karusaitis Basham
68) Multifamily Groups with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Barbara Van Noppen
69) Working with Families of Persons with Severe Mental Illness Tina Bogart Marshall and Phyllis Solomon

Part 7, Developing and Implementing Treatment Plans with Specific Groups and Disorders
70) Guidelines for Establishing Effective Treatment Goals and Treatment Plans with Axis I Disorders: Sample Treatment Plan for Generalized Anxiety Disorder Vikki Vandiver and Kevin Corcoran
71) Using Evidence-Based Practice and Expert Consensus in Mental Health Settings: Step by Step Guidelines for Schizophrenia Vikki Vandiver
72) Developing Therapeutic Contracts with Clients Juliet Cassuto Rothman
73) Developing Goals Charles Garvin
74) Treatment Planning with Adolescents: ADHD Case Applications David W. Springer and Kim Bender
75) Eating Disorders and Treatment Planning Nina Rovinelli Heller
76) Panic Disorders and Agoraphobia Gordon MacNeil
77) Treatment Plans for Clients with Social Phobia Bruce A. Thyer
78) Depression: Integration of Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Practices Nina Rovinelli Heller and Terry B. Northcut
79) The Assessment and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder M. Elizabeth Vonk
80) Guidelines for Clinical Social Work with Clients with Dissociative Disorders Lina Hartocollis

Part 8, Guidelines for Specific Techniques
81) Developing Successful Therapeutic Relationships Lawrence Shulman
82) Using Metaphor with Clients Stephen Lankton
83) Cognitive Restructuring Techniques Donald Granvold
84) Using the Miracle Question and Scaling Technique in Clinical Practice Mo Yee Lee
85) Using Evidence-Based Hypnosis William R. Nugent
86) Kundalini Yoga Meditation Techniques for the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive and OC Spectrum Disorders David S. Shannahoff-Khalsa
87) Storytelling and the Use of Metaphor with OCD Allen H. Weg
88) Best Practices in Parenting Techniques Carolyn Hilarski
89) Terminating with Clients Anne E. Fortune
90) Bereavement and Grief Therapy Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, Renée Bradford Garcia, and Diane L. Green

Part 9, Guidelines for Specific Interventions
91) Transtheoretical Model Guidelines for Families with Child Abuse and Neglect Janice M. Prochaska and James O. Prochaska
92) Play Therapy with Children in Crisis Nancy Boyd-Webb
93) Child Therapy and Social Skills Craig Winston LeCroy
94) Recognizing Indicators of Child Maltreatment Judith S. Rycus and Ronald C. Hughes
95) Guidelines for Social Skills Training for Persons with Mental Illness Susan Gingerich
96) Delinquency Prevention and an Evidence-Based Social Work Intervention: Families and Schools Together (FAST) Lynn McDonald
97) Group Process and Group Work Techniques Paul Ephross and Geoffrey Greif
98) Psychopharmacology Kia Bentley and Joseph Walsh
99) Guidelines for Chemical Abuse and Dependency Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Diana M. DiNitto and C. Aaron McNeece
100) Trauma Informed Services Maggie Bennington-Davis
101) Supported Employment Approaches Marina Kukla and Gary R. Bond
102) Working with and Strengthening Social Networks Elizabeth M. Tracy
103) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing with Trauma Clients Allen Rubin
104) Enacting the Educator-role: Principles for Practice Kimberly Strom-Gottfried
105) Critical Incident Stress Management: Integrated Crisis Intervention and Disaster Mental Health George Everly and Alan M. Langlieb
106) Divorce Therapy: The Application of Cognitive-Behavioral and Constructivist Treatment Methods Donald Granvold
107) Social Work Practice With Sexual Issues Paul H. Ephross and Joan C. Weiss
108) Interventions With Borderline Personality Disorder Jonathan B. Singer

Part 10, Case Management Guidelines
109) An Overview of Case Management Jack Rothman
110) Clinical Case Management Joseph Walsh
111) Case Management and Case Coordination with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Elizabeth Lightfoot
112) Case Management and Child Welfare Jannah H. Mather and Grafton H. Hull, Jr.
113) Case Management in Psychosocial Rehabilitation David P. Moxley
114) A Strengths Approach to Case Management with Clients with Psychiatric Disabilities Charles A. Rapp
115) Case Management with Substance-Abusing Clients W. Patrick Sullivan
116) Social Work Case Management in Medical Settings Candyce S. Berger
117) Case Management with Older Adults Carol D. Austin and Robert W. McClelland
118) HIV/AIDS Case Management Brian Giddens, Lana Sue Ka'opua, and Evelyn P. Tomaszewski
119) The Consumer-Provider Relationship Within Case Management Victoria Stanhope and Phyllis Solomon

Part 11, Social Work Fields of Practice
120) Current and Future Directions of Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents Lisa Rapp-Paglicci and Alison Salloum
121) Current and Future Directions of Social Work in Adult Mental Health Settings Vikki Vandiver
122) Development of a Proactive Model of Health Care Versus a Reactive System of Referrals James N. Zabora
123) Overview of Alcohol and Drug Dependence: Assessment and Treatment Kenneth R. Yeager
124) Evidence-Based Practice in Older Adults with Mental Health Disorders: Geriatric Mental Health Zvi D. Gellis

Part 12, Community Practice
125) CommunityBased Clinical Practice Anita Lightburn and Phebe Sessions
126) International Perspectives on Social Work Practice Karen M. Sowers and William S. Rowe
127) Guidelines for Assertive Community Treatment Teams Mary Ann Test
128) Community Organizing Principles and Practice Guidelines Terri Mizrahi
129) Community Practice Model for the 21st Century Marie Overby Weil and Dorothy Gamble
130) Legislative Advocacy to Empower Oppressed and Vulnerable Groups Michael Reisch
131) Principles and Practice Guidelines for Social Action Jacqueline B. Mondros
132) Community Partnerships for School-Based Services: Action Principles Dennis Poole
133) Building Community Capacity in the United States Air Force: The Community Readiness Consultant Model Gary Bowen, James A. Martin, and Brenda J. Liston
134) Fathering Programs and Community Services Jay Fagan

Part 13, Working with Vulnerable Populations and Persons at Risk
135) Overview of Working with Vulnerable Populations and Persons at Risk Rowena Fong
136) The Legacy of Racism for Social Work Practice Today and What do About it Joshua Miller and Ann Marie Garran
137) Social Work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Clients Mary Boes and Katherine van Wormer
138) Clinical Social Work with Older Adults Virginia Richardson
139) Effective Practice with Refugees and Immigrants Miriam Potocky-Tripodi
140) Social Work Practice with Native Americans Teresa Evans Campbell
141) Social Work Practice with Asian and Pacific Islander Americans Rowena Fong and Halaevalu Vakalahi
142) Social Work Practice with Latinos Ilze Earner and Genoveva Garcia
143) Social Work Practice with African Americans Sadye Logan
144) The Culturagram Elaine P. Congress

Part 14, School Social Work
145) Overview of Current and Future Practices in School Social Work Paula Allen-Meares
146) Evidence-based Violence Prevention Programs and Best Implementation Practices Ron Astor, Roxana Marachi, Rami Benbenishty, Ron Pitner, and Michelle Rosemond
147) Promising Interventions for Students who have Co-Occurring Disorders Stephen J. Tripodi, Johnny S. Kim, and Kim Bender
148) Effective Interventions for Students With Conduct Disorder David W. Springer and Courtney J. Lynch
149) Solution-focused, Brief Therapy Interventions for Students at Risk to Drop Out Cynthia Franklin and Stephen Tripodi
150) Case Management Interventions with Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families Rowena Fong, Marilyn Armour, Noel Busch Armendariz and Laurie Cook Heffron
151) Treating Children and Adolescents with ADHD in the Schools Steven W. Evans, Joanna M. Sadler, and Christine E. Brady
152) Working with Culturally/Racially Diverse Students to Improve Connection to School and Academic Performance Daphna Oyserman

Part 15, Forensic Social Work
153) Overview of forensic social work: Broad and narrow definitions Jose B. Ashford
154) Forensic social work and expert witness testimony in child welfare Carlton E. Munson
155) An interest based approach to child protection mediation Allan E. Barsky
156) Mediation and Conflict Resolution John Allen Lemmon
157) Children exposed to domestic violence: Assessment and treatment protocols Peter Lehmann and Catherine Simmons
158) Risk assessment guidelines for dually diagnosed offenders and civil patients Jose B. Ashford and Albert R. Roberts
159) Step-by-Step Guidelines for Assessing Sexual Predators Graham Glancy and Cheryl Regehr
160) Elder Abuse Patricia Brownell and Catherine T. Giblin
Part 16, Evidence-based Practice
161) Evidence-based Practice, Science, and Social Work: An Overview Bruce A. Thyer
162) Developing Well-Structured Questions For Evidence-Informed Practice Eileen Gambrill and Leonard Gibbs
163) Locating Credible Studies for Evidence-based Practice Allen Rubin and Danielle Parrish
164) Critically Appraising Studies for Evidence-based Practice Denise Bronson
165) Randomized Controlled Trials and Evidence-based Practice Paul Montgomery
166) Meta-analysis and Evidence-based Practice Jacqueline Corcoran and Julia H. Littell
167) Systematic Reviews and Evidence-based Practice Julia H. Littell and Jacqueline Corcoran
168) The Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations and Evidence Matthew Howard, Brian Perron, and Michael G. Vaughn
169) Integrating Research, Clinical Skills, Values, and Client Circumstances in Evidence-based Practice Eileen Gambrill
170) Evidence-based Practice in Social Work Education Aron Shlonsky
171) N = 1 Experiments and Their Role in Evidence-based Practice Bruce A. Thyer

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Social Workers'desk Reference 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first edition was amazing. As a Social Worker I did not think this type of reference could get any better but it has. This second edition has opened my eyes to do better Social Work not only at my Agency but in the community I reside in.
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