Short-Term Treatment and Social Work Practice: An Integrative Perspective

Short-Term Treatment and Social Work Practice: An Integrative Perspective

by Maryellen Noonan, Eda Goldstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 1439199930

ISBN-13: 9781439199930

Pub. Date: 05/01/2010

Publisher: Free Press

The growing need for time-limited treatment, propelled by the widening influence of managed care in the mental health field, has produced a renewed focus on short-term therapy. But, until now, there has not been an integrated framework designed for the short-term intervention problems and diverse populations that social workers encounter.
In Short-Term

Overview

The growing need for time-limited treatment, propelled by the widening influence of managed care in the mental health field, has produced a renewed focus on short-term therapy. But, until now, there has not been an integrated framework designed for the short-term intervention problems and diverse populations that social workers encounter.
In Short-Term Treatment and Social Work Practice: An Integrative Perspective, Eda G. Goldstein and Maryellen Noonan take the best of theories that social workers have relied on for decades, including ego psychology, other psychodynamic and psychosocial frameworks, and the cognitive-behavioral approach, to create a new short-term practice model for social workers. Short-Term Treatment and Social Work Practice introduces the authors' integrative short-term treatment (ISTT), and demonstrates in detail each aspect of the approach. Their book is replete with case examples that illustrate ISTT's principles and techniques and their use in a variety of situations — including crisis intervention, family- and group-oriented therapy, treatment of clients with emotional disorders, and treatment of nonvoluntary and hard-to-reach clients.
As the first social work textbook describing an integrated framework for short-term treatment and practice, Short-Term Treatment and Social Work Practice fills a void the mental health field. Offering a comprehensive, practical, in-depth discussion, this book promises to become a vital new resource for students and practitioners alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439199930
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
945,940
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
THEORETICAL CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE PRINCIPLES
1. Short-Term Treatment: An Overview
The Rise of Short-Term Treatment
• Short-Term Treatment Models in Mental Health Practice
• Social Work Practice Models and Short-Term Treatment
• Summary

2. Theoretical Perspectives and Major Characteristics
The View of the Person
• The Social Environment
• The Nature of Problems
• The Practice Setting
• Worker Attitudes
• Major Characteristics of ISTT
• Summary

3. The Beginning Phase: Part I
Component 1: Problem Identification
• Component 2: Biopsychosocial Assessment
• Summary

4. The Beginning Phase: Part II
Component 3: Engagement
• Component 4: Planning Intervention
• Component 5: Contracting
• Summary

5. The Middle Phase: Part I
Component 6: Implementing the Interventive Plan
• Component 7: Maintaining or Altering the Focus
• Component 8: Monitoring Progress
• Summary

6. The Middle Phase: Part II
Component 9: Dealing with Obstacles to Change
• Component 10: Managing the Worker-Client Relationship
• Summary

7. The Ending Phase
Component 11: Addressing Termination and Its Implications
• Component 12: Reviewing Progress and Identifying Unresolved Issues
• Component 13: Resolving the Worker-Client Relationship
• Component 14: Referral and Follow-up
• Summary

SPECIAL PROBLEMS AND POPULATIONS
8. Crisis-Oriented ISTT
The Nature of the Crisis
• Types of Crisis
• Special Emphases
• The Interventive Process
• Summary

9. Clients with Emotional Disorders
Depression
• Anxiety
• Schizophrenia
• Personality Disorders
• Summary

10. Nonvoluntary and Hard-to-Reach Clients
Common Features
• Specific Foci
• The Interventive Process
• Summary

11. Family-Oriented ISTT
Specific Foci
• The Interventive Process
• Summary

12. Group-Oriented ISTT
Indicators for the Use of Groups
• Specific Foci
• The Interventive Process
• Summary

References
Index

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