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Joseph Walsh received his MSW and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is Associate Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches courses in generalist practice, clinical practice, research, and mental and emotional disorders. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. Joe has provided services to older adult and general outpatient populations, but he specializes in services to people with serious mental illness and their families. He is the author of two other Brooks/Cole texts, CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT WITH PERSONS HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS and THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO GENERALIST PRACTICE. 1. Defining Generalist Practice. 2. Problem Solving in Generalist Social Work Practice. 3. Relationships with Client Systems. 4. The "Person" of the Generalist Practitioner. Part II: INTERVENTION THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS. 5. Behavior Theory. 6. Cognitive Theory. 7. Community and Social Support Theory. Part III: INTERVENTION METHODS FOR LEVELS OF PRACTICE. 8. Practice with Individuals. 9. Practice with Families. 10. Group Interventions. 11. Organizational Practice. 12. Community Interventions.