Controversial Issues in Social Work Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205187058
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/14/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
1 Should Social Workers Support the Use of "Hypnosis"? 1
Yes 1
No 8
2 Does Constructivist Therapy Offer Anything New to Social Work Practice? 6
Yes 16
No 22
3 Should Social Workers Support Facilitated Communication for Persons with Developmental Disabilities? 29
Yes 29
No 35
4 Should Social Workers Support the Use of Neurolinguistic Programming? 42
Yes 42
No 49
5 Should Social Workers Support "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing" (EMD/R) Therapy? 56
Yes 56
No 62
6 Should Social Workers Attempt to Apply Specific Interventions for Clients with Specific Problems? 70
Yes 70
No 75
7 Should Social Workers Support the Inpatient Treatment of Substance Abusers Who Do Not Need Detoxification? 81
Yes 81
No 88
8 Should Social Workers Support the Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment of Nonpsychotic Adolescents? 95
Yes 95
No 101
9 Should Clinical Social Workers Support the Use of Outpatient Commitment to Mental Health Treatment? 110
Yes 110
No 117
10 Should Social Workers Rely on Repressed Memories of Childhood Incest "Recovered" during Therapy? 124
Yes 124
No 131
11 Should Personal Psychotherapy Be Required of Clinical Social Workers? 140
Yes 140
No 145
12 Should Clinical Social Workers Seek Psychotropic Medication Prescription Privileges? 152
Yes 152
No 159
13 Should Public Sector Clinical Social Workers Be Required to Be Licensed? 166
Yes 166
No 173
14 Should Social Workers Participate in Assisted Suicide? 179
Yes 179
No 185
15 Is the Diagnosis of "Multiple Personality Disorder" (Dissociative Identity Disorder) Valid? 192
Yes 192
No 198
16 Should Social Workers Participate in Social Service Eligibility Determinations That May Lead to the Identification of Illegal Immigrants? 205
Yes 205
No 211
17 Should Social Workers Rely on Genograms and Ecomaps? 217
Yes 217
No 225
18 Should Medical Social Workers Take Clients' "Folk Beliefs" into Account in Practice? 232
Yes 232
No 237
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