Paradigms of Clinical Social Work: Emphasis on Diversity

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Designed to mirror how social work theory and practice is taught, Paradigms of Clinical Social Work: Emphasis on Diversity presents new therapeutic models through an imaginary family, "the Shores," experiencing problems with mental illness, child abuse, unemployment and marital dysfunction. The case of this family is used to demonstrate essential treatment techniques and concepts, exploring a number of therapeutic approaches ranging from the classic to the cutting-edge. One of the major additions to this volume is its focus on diversity in social work practice. For part of the book, details are added so that "the Shores" are transformed from a lower-middle class family into another ethnic group. Their case is then re-evaluated and adaptations to the therapeutic paradigms already outlined are discussed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415944069
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/3/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachelle A. Dorfman-Zukerman, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is also Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong and a 1998-99 recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach at the National University in Taiwan.

Melinda L. Morgan, Ph.D., LCSW is a lecturer at the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with a private practice in Santa Monica and an NIMH post-doctoral fellow in the psychobiology of psychiatric illness at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital.

Phil Meyer, LCSW us a lecturer at the UCLA Graduate School of Public Policy and Social Research and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Los Angeles. He is also the Consumer Liaison for the Center for Mental Health Services in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Nancy Boyd Webb
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Part I: The Case
1. The Case - Rachelle Dorfman
Part II: Paradigms of Clinical Social Work: Emphasis on Diversity
2. Diversity Perspectives for Social Work Practice - Joseph Anderson and,
Robin Wiggins-Carter
3. Jungian Thinking and Practice: Emphasis on an Adolescent's Search for Her Guatemalan Cultural Roots - Marga Speicher
4. Cognitive Behavioral-Therapy with Children and Families: Emphasis on a Russian Immigrant Family's Entry Into a New Society - Tammie Ronen,
5. Behavioral Child Therapy: Emphasis on an African American Family Living in a High Risk Community - Joseph A. Himle, Daniel J. Fischer, Jordana R. Muroff
6. Play Therapy Across the Lifespan: Emphasis on a Second-Generation, Middle-Class Japanese American Family - Daniel S. Sweeny
7. Crisis Intervention and Diversity: Emphasis on a Mexican Immigrant Family's Acculturation Conflicts - Elaine P. Congress
8. Group Work: Emphasis on the Role of Gender - Charles Garvin,
9. Constructual Marital Therapy: Emphasis on a Chinese Immigrant Family - Marshall Jung,
10. Integrative Family Therapy: Emphasis on a Middle-Class African American Family in Suburbia - Marlene F. Watson
11. Narrative Therapy and the Practice of Advocacy: Emphasis on Affirming Difference When Working With Diverse Clients - Kevin J. Fitzsimmons and Larry M. Zucker
12. Clinical Social Work and Psychopharmacology: Emphasis on Indigenous Medicine in a Latino Community
Melinda L. Morgan and Ian A. Cook
13. Spiritually-Centered Therapy: Emphasis on an African American Family in a Changing Multicultural Community - Carolyn Jacob
Part III: Epilogues
1 year later
10 years later
15 years later
Author Index
Subject Index

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