Written by social workers, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, views mental disorders through the strengths-perspective. It is unique in its ability to summarize the current state of knowledge about mental disorders and applies a competency-based assessment model for understanding psychopathology. Complete with detailed and realistic vignettes that are unavailable in other texts for the course, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR SOCIAL WORKERS presents strategies for building on clients' strengths and resilience and offers insights to social workers regarding their role in working with the mentally ill.
Susan W. Gray has been a member of the Barry University faculty since 1980. She earned a BA from Caldwell College for Women, an MSW at Rutgers University, an Ed.D. at Nova Southeastern University, and an MBA and Ph.D. from Barry University. Dr. Gray is a licensed clinical social worker and brings to Barry a diverse clinical practice background. Her professional interests include clinical supervision, licensure and professional regulation, community mental health, and professional practice in rural areas.
Marilyn Zide was a professor at Barry University, where she taught full time. In addition, she maintained a private practice and also provided agency-based consultation and training workshops in her areas of expertise which included solution-focused therapy, cultural diversity/sensitivity, and bereavement group-work.