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This comprehensive resource is the first of its kind in the field of social work. Written by leading scholars and practitioners in the field, it covers the full spectrum of social work practice. Each chapter includes up-to-date information, practice guidelines, and treatment plans necessary for success in today's managed-care environment. Social work practitioners and agency administrators are increasingly confronted with having to do more with less, and to make decisions and provide services as quickly as possible. There is a widespread need for ready access to essential information about effective services and treatment approaches--information that is both reliable and highly accessible. The Social Workers' Desk Reference meets this need for an authoritative sourcebook for social work practitioners. This compelling volume focuses on the needs of frontline practitioners in private, non-profit, and public settings--including case managers, clinical social workers, supervisors, and administrators. Each of the 146 chapters provides key tools and resources, such as best practices, program evaluations, step-by-step treatment plans, and validated assessment scales. It addresses the needs of social workers working in a variety of areas--including assessment and diagnosis, clinical social work, marital and family therapy, community practice, case management, helping vulnerable populations and populations at risk, forensic social work, research, and practice evaluation. Written by expert contributors and guided by a prestigious editorial board, the Social Workers' Desk Reference is not only relevant to, but also a vital resource for practitioners. Just as every medical professional must own a Physicians' Desk Reference, this volume is an indispensable reference for every social worker.

"Equally useful for students, teachers, and practitioners, the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides comprehensive information on all of the various aspects of social work. Topics covered within the 146 chapters include crisis management, family therapy, treatment planning, disorders, case management, community services, and risk assessment. Each chapter concludes with a list of references or recommended readings. An excellent glossary and thorough indexes round out this practical volume. Authoritative and readable, this resource provides one-stop shopping for social work."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A book that fills a noticeable gap in the resources and literature available to social workers, especially those in clinical practice.... Roberts and Greene are to be commended for their contribution to the field."--Families in Society

"Drs. Albert Roberts and Gilbert Greene have assembled a group of contributing scholars and practitioners unmatched in the history of social work. As a result, the Social Workers' Desk Reference is the most practical and comprehensive clinical reference book I have seen. This groundbreaking volume is a compendium of assessment protocols, step-by-step treatment plans, clinical wisdom, and the latest evidence-based practices. I strongly recommend this book to clinical social workers and researchers alike. It is a 'must have' reference text for all library shelves."--Diane Harrison Montgomery, Ph.D., ACSW, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean Emerita, School of Social Work, The Florida State University

"This volume fills a long-neglected gap in the professional literature by providing clinical social work practitioners with a comprehensive resource for virtually all aspects of their practice with clients. The book will prove to be one that every practitioner will want to have and refer to frequently."--Richard L. Edwards, Ph.D., ACSW, Former President of National Association of Social Workers, Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Social Work (1995)

"All social workers are increasingly instructed, if not required, to use best practices and practice guidelines and protocols. This volume is the answer to the prayers of frontline social workers who do not have the time or resources for locating such information. This book is an absolutely essential tool for all social work practitioners."--Linda Brandeis, ACSW, ICSW, Social Work Supervisor, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington; President-Elect, Society of Social Work Leadership in Health Care

"This volume will become essential and indispensable to social workers in all fields of practice, as we advance social work practice in the twenty-first century. It is a landmark achievement."--Paula Allen-Meares, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan; President, Society of Social Work and Research

"This will be the classic reference work for social workers for years to come. It is an extraordinarily comprehensive compendium . . . a landmark publication."--Monica McGoldrick, M.S.W., Director, Multicultural Family Institute of New Jersey

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Incorporating recent scientific developments, this update to the 2001 edition, compiled by the late editor in chief Roberts (Visions for Change), adds 75 new chapters. More than 200 field specialists share successful situational approaches across nine subject segments, which thematically organize 171 essay-style chapters. The subjects covered include social workers' functions, ethical codes, field theories, best practices, and practical guidelines. Diagrams and charted chronologies effectively illustrate concepts, while each chapter closes with extensive print and online bibliographical information. Highly recommended.

—Savannah Schroll Guz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195142112
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Context of Social Work Practice
1 Developing Effective Practice Competencies in Managed Behavioral Health Care 3
2 Social Work in Health Care for the 21st Century: The Biopsychosocial Model 10
3 Social Work in an Era of Managed Care 16
4 Computer Applications for Social Work Practice 23
5 Record-Keeping 28
6 Knowledge Is Power: Social Work and the Internet 33
7 The Techniques and Process of Supervisory Practice 38
8 Interdisciplinary Team Practice 44
9 Pathways to Health and Mental Health Care: Guidelines for Culturally Competent Practice 51
10 Using the Culturagram with Culturally Diverse Families 57
Pt. II Social Work Ethics and Values
11 Ethical Issues in Social Work 65
12 Risk Management 70
13 On Being an Accountable Profession: The Code of Ethics, Oversight by Boards of Directors, and Whistle-Blowers as a Last Resort 75
14 Online Social Work: Ethical and Practical Considerations 81
Pt. III Applications of Treatment Approaches in Clinical Social Work
15 Frontline Crisis Intervention: Step-by-Step Practice Guidelines with Case Applications 89
16 Fundamentals of Brief Treatment: Principles and Practice 96
17 The Task-Centered Model 101
18 The Life Model 105
19 Psychosocial Therapy 109
20 Solution-Focused Therapy 112
21 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 116
22 Narrative Therapy 121
23 The Mental Research Institute Approach to Strategic Therapy 125
24 Feminist Issues and Practices in Social Work 131
25 A Behavioral Approach to Social Work Treatment 137
26 Using Social Constructivism in Social Work Practice 143
27 Gestalt Therapy 149
28 Object Relations Psychology and Psychosocial Intervention 153
29 Using Self Psychology in Clinical Social Work 158
30 Guidelines for Using Transactional Analysis in Clinical Social Work 163
Pt. IV Assessment in Social Work Practice: Knowledge and Skills
31 Using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) 171
32 Guidelines for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-TV-TR) Multiaxial System Diagnosis 181
33 Developing Client-Focused Measures 189
34 Person-in-Environment System: Its Essence and Applications 194
35 How Clinicians Can Effectively Use Assessment Tools to Evidence Medical Necessity and Throughout the Treatment Process 198
36 Guidelines for Conducting a Biopsychosocial Assessment 204
37 Crisis Assessment Tools 208
38 Guidelines for Selecting and Using Assessment Tools with Children 213
39 Assessment Protocols and Rapid Assessment Instruments with Troubled Adolescents 217
40 Assessing Client Strengths 221
41 Using Standardized Tests and Instruments in Family Assessment 226
Pt. V Working with Couples and Families
42 Using Genograms to Map Family Patterns 233
43 A Family Resilience Framework for Intervention and Prevention 246
44 Treatment Planning with Families: An Evidence-Based Approach 252
45 Effective Family Therapy: Guidelines for Practice 256
46 Structural Family Therapy 263
47 Strategic Family Therapy 268
48 Bowen Family Systems Therapy 273
49 It Takes One to Tango: Couples Therapy with Individuals 277
50 Competencies for Collaborating with Families of Persons with Severe Mental Illness: Improving Client Outcomes 282
51 Family-Centered Services in Child Welfare 285
52 Mediation and Conflict Resolution 289
Pt. VI Developing and Implementing Treatment Plans with Specific Groups and Disorders
53 Guidelines for Establishing Effective Treatment Goals and Treatment Plans with Axis I Disorders: Sample Treatment Plan for Generalized Anxiety Disorder 297
54 Developing Therapeutic Contracts with Clients 304
55 Developing Goals 309
56 Parameters of Social Work Treatment Plans: Case Application of Explosive Anger 314
57 Treatment Planning with Individuals 320
58 Treatment Planning with Adolescents: ADHD Case Application 324
59 Eating Disorders and Treatment Planning 328
60 Multifamily Groups with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 333
61 Panic Disorders and Agoraphobia 340
62 Treatment Plans for Clients with Social Phobia 346
63 Depression: Integration of Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral Practices 352
64 The Assessment and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 356
65 Borderline Personality Disorders 360
66 Narcissistic Personality Disorder 364
67 Guidelines for Clinical Social Work with Clients with Dissociative Disorders 368
Pt. VII Guidelines for Specific Techniques, Interventions, and Approaches
68 Developing Successful Therapeutic Relationships 375
69 Transtheoretical Model Guidelines for Families with Child Abuse and Neglect 379
70 Using Metaphor with Clients 385
71 Guidelines for Social Skills Training for Persons with Mental Illness 392
72 Guidelines for Empowerment-Based Social Work Practice 396
73 Working with and Strengthening Social Networks 402
74 Child Therapy and Social Skills 406
75 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 412
76 Using Reflecting Teams 417
77 Neurolinguistic Programming 421
78 Crisis Groups 428
79 Clinical Social Work with Groups 432
80 Enacting the Educator Role: Principles for Practice 437
81 Using Evidence-Based Hypnosis 441
82 Critical Incident Stress Debriefing 447
83 End-of-Life Counseling and Care: Assessment, Interventions, and Clinical Issues 452
84 Terminating with Clients 458
Pt. VIII Case Management Guidelines
85 An Overview of Case Management 467
86 Clinical Case Management 472
87 Case Management and Child Welfare 476
88 Case Management and Psychosocial Rehabilitation with SMD Clients 481
89 A Strengths Approach to Case Management with Clients with Severe Mental Disabilities 486
90 Case Management with Substance-Abusing Clients 492
91 Social Work Case Management in Medical Settings 497
92 Case Management with Older Adults 502
93 HIV/AIDS Case Management 506
94 Guidelines for Assertive Community Treatment Teams 511
Pt. IX Community Practices
95 Community Organizing Principles and Practice Guidelines 517
96 Community Practice Models for the 21st Century 525
97 Principles and Practice Guidelines for Social Action 534
98 Community Partnerships for School-Based Services: Action Principles 539
99 Legislative Advocacy to Empower Oppressed and Vulnerable Groups 545
100 A Community Capacity Response to Family Violence in the Military 551
101 Principles and Practices of Community Economic Development 557
102 Fathering Programs and Community Services 563
103 Spiritual and Religious Issues in Practice 567
Pt. X Working with Vulnerable Populations and Persons at Risk
104 Assessment and Treatment for Persons with Bipolar Disorder 575
105 Social Work Practice with Sexual Issues 582
106 Divorce Therapy: The Application of Cognitive-Behavioral and Constructivist Treatment Methods 587
107 An Integrative Framework for Solution-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Case Application of Adolescent Depression and Suicide 591
108 Chemical Dependency Treatment 598
109 Working with Clients Who Have Recovered Memories 604
110 Existential Therapy with Trauma and Medical Crises 609
111 Standards for School Social Work in the 21st Century 612
112 Social Work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Clients 619
113 Psychotherapy with Older Adults 624
114 Effective Practice with Refugees and Immigrants 628
115 Clinical Social Work Practice: Political and Social Realities 632
Pt. XI Social Work and Psychopharmacology
116 Social Work Roles in Psychopharmacotherapy 643
117 Psychopharmacology Basics 646
118 Social Work Practice and Herbal Medicine 651
Pt. XII Forensic Social Work
119 An Overview of Forensic Social Work and Risk Assessments with the Dually Diagnosed 661
120 Police Social Work 668
121 Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Assessment and Treatment Protocols 673
122 Domestic Violence and Child Protective Services: Risk Assessments 679
123 Forensic Social Work and Expert Witness Testimony in Child Welfare 684
124 Assessing Risk in Social Work Practice: Essential Elements 691
125 Juvenile Sex Offenders Risk Assessment and Treatment 698
126 Step-by-Step Guidelines for Assessing Sexual Predators 702
127 Working with Involuntary Clients 709
128 Group Intervention Models with Domestic Violence Offenders 714
129 Evidence-Based, Family-Strengthening Strategies to Reduce Delinquency: FAST - Families and Schools Together 717
130 Elder Abuse 723
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    THE BOOK that never leaves your desk!

    In Social Workers' Desk Reference, Drs. Albert Roberts and Gilbert Greene have compiled and edited the most exemplary and practical collection of chapters on the most up-to-date information on social work practice I have ever seen. This extraordinary group of leading clinical social work scholars and practitioners provides the reader with a remarkable and comprehensive volume of timely practice knowledge. The chapters provide imperative and in-depth practice knowledge in a short and accessible format. The easy-to-read chapters provide concise step-by-step guidelines for assessment, treatment goals, treatment plans, intervention, case management, and evaluation. Topics include but are not limited to: the current context of social work practice, values and ethics, treatment approaches, assessment, treatment planning with specfific groups, case management guidelines, community practices, vulnerable populations, psychopharmacology, practice evaluation, and the future of social work practice. No other book comes close to providing as much useful information in one place as the Social Workers' Desk Reference. This book will help all social work practitioners as well as those in related professions to successfully and competently do their jobs in today's managed care environment. In short time, this sourcebook will become THE BOOK that never leaves your desk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2002

    A Must!

    This Desk Reference is a positively remarkable compendium and sourcebook for social work practitioners and academics. It is so comprehensive and so well organized that everything you would ever wanted to know about social work ethics and practice is at your fingertips. Each of the 146 chapters is assessable and uniformly well written, all by recognized scholars and practitioners in the field. The book closes with a chapter brimming with ideas for future social work research, providing a wonderful platter of research directions for the next generation. The Editors and their Board deserve our gratitude for exemplary work. I highly recommend this extraordinary book to everyone in the social work profession.

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