Involuntary Clients in Social Work Practice: A Research-Based Approach

Involuntary Clients in Social Work Practice: A Research-Based Approach

by Tony Tripodi, Andre Ivanoff, Tony Tripodi, Betty J. Blythe
     
 

Aimed at both practitioners and graduate students, this book describes social work practice with a challenging client population: those clients who do not voluntarily seek help from social workers. The authors present concepts, principles, and techniques for working effectively with involuntary clients at varying levels of restrictiveness in settings ranging from… See more details below

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Aimed at both practitioners and graduate students, this book describes social work practice with a challenging client population: those clients who do not voluntarily seek help from social workers. The authors present concepts, principles, and techniques for working effectively with involuntary clients at varying levels of restrictiveness in settings ranging from child protective services to mental health and criminal justice agencies. Dr. Ivanoff and her colleagues describe research-based practice from the viewpoint of the practitioner, and illustrate its application in work with clients in those settings. The framework employed throughout is a phase model of practice, emphasizing key decisions that social workers make in each practice phase, from assessment through planning and implementing interventions to termination and follow-up. Such a model enables the practitioner to solve problems and achieve objectives at each of the interrelated phases. Despite the growing numbers of involuntary clients in recent years, little attention has been paid to developing innovations in working with these client groups. Thus, Involuntary Clients will meet a perceived need in graduate training and practice. It is also hoped that it will stimulate clinical researchers to test the relative efficacy of different approaches for both voluntary and involuntary clients.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202360881
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/1994
Series:
Modern Applications of Social Work Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Engagement and Assessment19
3Planning and Implementing Research-Based Practice57
4Termination and Follow-Up83
5Research-Based Practice With Clients in the Criminal Justice System105
6Research-Based Practice With Child Protective Services145
7Research-Based Practice With Involuntary Mental Health Clients179
References223
Index235

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