Controversial Issues in Social Work Practice / Edition 1

Controversial Issues in Social Work Practice / Edition 1

by Bruce Thyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205187056

ISBN-13: 9780205187058

Pub. Date: 10/14/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Part of the popular Controversial Issues series, this paperback book presents a series of debates on the most current issues and topics in the area of social work practice. This book offers discourse on issues which may arise in everyday practice, such as whether social workers should support the use of hypnosis, whether repressed memory therapy should…  See more details below

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Part of the popular Controversial Issues series, this paperback book presents a series of debates on the most current issues and topics in the area of social work practice. This book offers discourse on issues which may arise in everyday practice, such as whether social workers should support the use of hypnosis, whether repressed memory therapy should be relied upon, whether clinical social workers should be licensed, and more. For professionals working in the field of social work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205187058
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
10/14/1996
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface, Bruce A. Thyer.

Foreword, Charles A. Stewart.

I. CONTROVERSIAL INTERVENTIONS.

1. Should Social Workers Support the Use of "Hypnosis"?
Yes—William R. Nugent.
No—Barry Cournoyer.

2. Does Constructivist Therapy Offer Anything New to Social Work?
Yes—Cynthia Franklin.
No—Catheleen Jordan.

3. Should Social Workers Support "Facilitated Communication" Therapy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities?
Yes—Edwin A. Risler, MSW; Susan Risler.
No—John Gerdtz.

4. Should Social Workers Support "Neurolinguistic Programming" Therapy?
Yes—Charles Zastrow.
No—M. Elizabeth Vonk.

5. Should Social Workers Support "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMD/R)" Therapy?
Yes—Sharman Colosetti.
No—Patrick S. Bordnick.

6. Should Social Workers Attempt to Apply Specific Interventions for Clients with Specific Problems?
Yes—Betty Blythe.
No—Geraldine Jackson-White.

7. Should Social Workers Support the Inpatient Treatment of Substance Abusers Who Do Not Need Detoxification?
Yes—Cheryl Davenport Dozier.
No—David Patterson.

8. Should Social Workers Support the Inpatient Treatment of Non-Psychotic Adolescents?
Yes—Raymond Jefferson Waller.
No—Wayne C. Carson, Rick Dangel.

9. ShouldSocial Workers Support the Use of Outpatient Commitment for Mental Health Treatment?
Yes—Walter Gott.
No—Ruta Wilk.

10. Should Social Workers Rely on Repressed Memories of Childhood Incest "Recovered" During Therapy?
Yes —David C. Prichard.
No—J. Timothy Stocks.

II. CONTROVERSIAL PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.

11. Should Personal Psychotherapy Be Required of Clinical Social Workers?
Yes —Marsha Wineburgh.
No—Paul Gallant.

12. Should Clinical Social Workers Seek Psychotropic Medication Prescription Privileges?
Yes—Sophia Dziegielewski.
No—Kia Bentley.

13. Should Public Sector Clinical Social Workers Be Required to be Licensed?
Yes—Peggy Cleveland.
No—Jan Ligon.

14. Should Social Workers Participate in Assisted Suicide?
Yes—David P. Boyle.
No—Kelly Canady.

15. Is the Diagnosis of "Multiple Personality Disorder" (Disassociative Identity Disorder) Valid?
Yes—Cindy Newbern.
No—Elizabeth Randall.

16. Should Social Workers Participate in Social Service Eligibility Determinations Which May Lead to the Identification of Illegal Immigrants?
Yes—Alicia Isaac.
No—Larry Nackerud.

17. Should Social Workers Rely on Genograms and Ecomaps?
Yes—Mark Mattaini.
No—Jim Daley.

18. Should Medical Social Workers Take Client "Folk Beliefs" Into Account in Practice?
Yes—Letha (Lee) A. See.
No—David Klein.

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