Effective Interventions: Applying Learning Theory to School Social Work

Effective Interventions: Applying Learning Theory to School Social Work

by Evelyn Harris Ginsburg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313267685

ISBN-13: 9780313267680

Pub. Date: 10/16/1990

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This groundbreaking volume is written for therapists, school social workers, educational practitioners, and others who wish to provide psychological treatment to children from within the school environment. Evelyn Harris Ginsburg details the day-to-day functions and concerns of the school social worker, offering appropriate interventions that school social workers,

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This groundbreaking volume is written for therapists, school social workers, educational practitioners, and others who wish to provide psychological treatment to children from within the school environment. Evelyn Harris Ginsburg details the day-to-day functions and concerns of the school social worker, offering appropriate interventions that school social workers, no matter what their level of experience with applied behavior analysis, student social workers, and other school personnel can use to assist pupils. This study provides reports of empirically validated procedures—interventions that work—and the study serves as a needed working tool for those involved with the lives of children, to help them overcome a range of difficulties and to enhance their academic achievement. And, most of the procedures can be used not only by school personnel but also by the children themselves, family members, or friends working under the guidance of school social workers. The text, written in the language of learning theory, underlines the importance of environment in determining adjustment and advocates teamwork in schools and cooperation among those who deal with children in other settings.

Divided into three major sections, the volume begins with an introduction that provides a compelling rationale for behavior analysis in school social work. It also presents a history of behavioral analysis in schools and in social work and analyzes the current relation of the two. The central section is devoted to an explication of when to use behavior analysis that focuses on behavior problems related to school, home behavior problems related to school, and problems in the local community that effect school behavior. The final section addresses the components of the method, detailing useful interventions, parent training, and school related settings that favor behavior analysis. The valuable appendix offers a summary of the daily concerns of the behavioral school social worker, while an exhaustive bibliography as well as subject and author indexes complete the volume. Effective Interventions embodies a challenge to use the environment to improve the functioning of children and offers sound, practice-based strategies for doing so. Highly recommended as a how-to book for school social workers, behavior therapists, and school personnel, the study is also useful as a guide to further research needed in the field and as a text in college-level psychology, education, and social work courses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313267680
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/16/1990
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Education Series, #42
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword by William J. Reid

Preface

Introduction

Reasons For Behavior Analysis in School Social Work

Status of School Social Work in Relation to the Field of Behavior Analysis

When to Use Behavior Analysis

Behavior Problems Related to School

Home Behavior Problems Related to School

Problems in the Community Effecting School Behavior

Components of the Method

Useful Interventions

Parent Training

School-Related Settings Favoring Behavior Analysis

Appendix: Cases of a Behavioral School Social Worker

Bibliography

Subject Index

Author Index

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