Building Strengths And Skills / Edition 1

Building Strengths And Skills / Edition 1

by Jacqueline Corcoran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195154304

ISBN-13: 9780195154306

Pub. Date: 09/02/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This is a much-needed practice book that demonstrates how helping professionals can emphasize their clients' resilience, strength, and capacities, rather than focusing on pathology or deficits. It offers an integrative practice model for both assessment and intervention that interweaves strengths-based (specifically solution-focused therapy and motivational

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This is a much-needed practice book that demonstrates how helping professionals can emphasize their clients' resilience, strength, and capacities, rather than focusing on pathology or deficits. It offers an integrative practice model for both assessment and intervention that interweaves strengths-based (specifically solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing) and skills-building (cognitive-behavioral) approaches. In the strengths-and-skills-based model, helping professionals assume that clients possess the necessary capacities to solve their own problems, transforming the therapeutic relationship into a collaboration focused on bolstering motivation and resources for change. When these resources are exhausted or when deficits become a substantial barrier, then practitioner and client work to develop an individualized skills-building plan. A wide range of examples, written by Jacqueline Corcoran with experts from different fields of practice, clearly demonstrate how the model can be applied to individuals and families struggling with behavior problems, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, violence, and abuse, so that both strengths and skills maximize the client's success. This innovative, dynamic resource is a must have for practitioners across the helping, social service, and mental health professions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195154306
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/02/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Part I. Introduction of the Strengths-and Skills-Based Model
Preface
Chapter 1. Solution-focused Therapy
Chapter 2. Motivational Interviewing
Chapter 3. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy by Jacqueline Corcoran & Joe Walsh
Chapter 4. Assumptions of the Strengths-and Skills-Based Model
Chapter 5. The Helping Process of the Strengths-and Skills-Based Model
Chapter 6. Learning the Model: Applications to a Hospital Setting
Part II. Application to Disorders
Chapter 7. Working with Adolescent Conduct Problems by Jacqueline Corcoran and David Springer
Chapter 8. Depression by Jacqueline Corcoran and Jane Hanvey Phillips
Chapter 9. Substance Abuse by Holly Matto
Chapter 10. An Older Couple with Anxiety by Carrie Becker, Jacqueline Corcoran, and Kristin Garell
Part IV. Application to Family Violence
Chapter 11. Domestic Violence by Jacqueline Corcoran and Holly Bell
Chapter 12. Working with Parents in the Child Welfare System with Substance Abuse by Melinda Hohman, Christine Kleinpeter, and Hilda Loughran
Chapter 13. Working with Physical Abuse and Neglect by Jacqueline Corcoran, Audrey Jones, and Christine Anksvard
Chapter 14. Working with Parents of Sexual Abuse Victims by Jacqueline Corcoran, Dianna Hart, Kristin Garell, and Janice Berry-Edwards
Measurement
Chapter 15. Strengths-Based Measures by Theresa Early & Sean Newsome

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