Learning from Mistakes in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

Learning from Mistakes in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

by Carolyn Dillon
     
 

This text is a virtual handbook of classic mistakes to anticipate, work through, and grow from. It identifies, discusses and re-frames classic mistakes that beginning interviewers and clinicians are likely to make in practice by illuminating a myriad of mistakes through the use of first-hand vignettes, in-text exercises, and a systems framework. This book uses a

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This text is a virtual handbook of classic mistakes to anticipate, work through, and grow from. It identifies, discusses and re-frames classic mistakes that beginning interviewers and clinicians are likely to make in practice by illuminating a myriad of mistakes through the use of first-hand vignettes, in-text exercises, and a systems framework. This book uses a strengths-perspective, and can serve as a companion text or as a stand-alone primer because of its elaboration of the phases, principles, strategies and methods used in the helping process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534524012
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/14/2002
Series:
Methods / Practice of Social Work: Direct (Micro) Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
895,464
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Dillon is Clinical Professor Emerita, Boston University School of Social Work, where she has won teaching excellence awards from both the Alumni Association and the student body. She received the Metcalf Award for teaching excellence and was the recipient of the "Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education" award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has published and spoken widely about the need for professional self-care and stress management and has consulted with social workers in health and mental health settings.

Table of Contents

1. Becoming a Professional. 2. Early Successes and Derailments. 3. Engaging with Clients and Getting Started. 4. Professional Relationships: Steps and Missteps. 5. Assessment and Contracting: Skills and Pitfalls. 6. The Middle Phase of Work: Prospects and Problems. 7. When the Work Doesn''t Work. 8. Common Mistakes in Ending. 9. Epilogue: Developing Important Capacities, Allaying Common Concerns. 10. References. 11. Index.

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