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Overview

"Her book takes us on a journey back to the basics of conducting a thorough and informative social history and is an account of what a real social history involves...I recommend this book not only for the novice but also for all clinicians who want an edge on how to accumulate more pertinent information concerning their patients and to guide their treatment." —PSYCCRITIQUES

In the mental health and human service professions, taking a social history assessment marks the start of most therapeutic interventions. Social History Assessment is the first resource to offer practical guidance about interpreting the social history. Author Arlene Bowers Andrews provides rich resources to assist helping professionals as they gather and–most importantly–interpret information about social relationships in the lives of individuals.

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Editorial Reviews

Psyc CRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology
"Her book takes us on a journey back to the basics of conducting a thorough and informative social history and is an account of what a real social history involves...I recommend this book not only for the novice but also for all clinicians who want an edge on how to accumulate more pertinent information concerning their patients and to guide their treatment. " -PSYCCRITIQUES— Leslie M. Lothstein
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences
"...what impresses me about this text is that Andrews uses her love of social history to take a subject that is rarely celebrated and remind us of what is exciting about it." — Jonathan B. Singer
PsycCritiques - Leslie M. Lothstein
"Her book takes us on a journey back to the basics of conducting a thorough and informative social history and is an account of what a real social history involves...I recommend this book not only for the novice but also for all clinicians who want an edge on how to accumulate more pertinent information concerning their patients and to guide their treatment." —PSYCCRITIQUES
Families in Society - Jonathan B. Singer
"...what impresses me about this text is that Andrews uses her love of social history to take a subject that is rarely celebrated and remind us of what is exciting about it."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412914130
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,134,435
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Arlene Bowers Andrews, community psychologist and Professor of Social Work at the University of South Carolina, has extensive experience in community-based practice and research, program evaluation, and services systems for families affected by turbulence. At USC she was a founder and former director of the Institute for Families in Society, an interdisciplinary research center that conducts research to enhance families through community partnerships. Prior to her academic career, she was the founding executive director of Sistercare, a multi-county system of services to families affected by intimate partner violence, founding executive director of Prevent Child Abuse-South Carolina, and a board member of multiple community and regional organizations, including the Southern Regional Council. She served for eight years on the South Carolina Joint Legislative Committee on Children and families and is an active volunteer in faith-based youth development work. She has been an expert witness on matters of family history and human behavior in federal and several state courts.

Dr. Andrews is co-editor of The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Implementing the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living (Praeger, 1999), co-author with Elizabeth Beck and Sarah Escholz of In the Shadow of Death: Families of Loved Ones Who Face the Death Penalty (Oxford University Press, 2006), and the author of Victimization and Survivor Services (Springer, 1992), Send Me! The Story of Salkehatchie Summer Service (Providence Publishing House, 2006), and several articles and book chapters regarding violence prevention and community systems development.

Dr. Andrews is a graduate of Duke University and the University of South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch 1. The Significance of a Person's Social History
Ch 2. The Professional Lens, Part I
Human and Social Development and the Life Course
Ch 3. The Professional Lens, Part II
Social Ecology of Human Development and Behavior
Ch 4. Describing the Social History
Ch 5. Making Meaning: Interpreting the Social History
Ch 6. Tools to Aid Social History Development
References
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