Strategies for Work With Involuntary Clients / Edition 1

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Involuntary clients are required to see a professional, such as juveniles on probation, or are pressured to seek help, such as alcoholics threatened with the desertion of a spouse. For close to two decades, Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients has led in its honest analysis of the involuntary transaction, suggesting the kind of effective legal and ethical intervention that can lead to more cooperative encounters, successful contracts, and less burnout on both sides of the treatment relationship. For this second edition, Ronald H. Rooney has invited experts to address recent theories and provide new information on the best practices for specific populations and settings. He also adds practical examples and questions to each chapter to better facilitate the involvement of students and readers, plus a section on motivational interviewing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231067690
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 405
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald H. Rooney is a professor at the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, and author of Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Part 1 A Foundation for Work with Involuntary Clients

1 Introduction to Involuntary Practice 3

2 Legal and Ethical Foundations for Work with Involuntary Clients 19

3 Effectiveness with Involuntary Clients 45

4 Influencitng Behaviors and Attitudes 65

5 Assessing Initial Contacts in Involuntary Transactions 90

Part 2 Practice Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients

6 Initial Phase Work with Individual Involuntary Clients 117

7 Task-Centered Intervention with Involuntary Clients 167

8 Work with Involuntary Families 218

9 Work with Involuntary Groups 244

Part 3 Practice Applications with Involuntary Problems and Settings

Section A

10 Work with Substance Abusers James Barber 276

11 Bringing Up What They Don't Want to Talk About: Use of Brief Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents Regarding Health-Related Behaviors in Opportunistic and Other Settings Melinda Hohman Chris Kleinpeter 293

12 Work with Men in Domestic Abuse Treatment Michael Chovanec 306

Section B

13 Involuntary Clients in Public Schools: Solution-Focused Interventions Cynthia Franklin Laura Hopson 322

14 Work with Involuntary Clients in Child Welfare Settings Julie Altman Debra Gohagan 334

Section C

15 Oppression and Involuntary Status Glenda Dewberry Rooney 349

16 Work with Involuntary Clients in Corrections Chris Trotter 387

17 Involuntary Clients and Work in the Era of Welfare Reform Tony Bibus 402

Section D

18 Applying the Involuntary Perspective to Supervision Carol Jud Tony Bibus 424

19 The Nonvoluntary Practitioner and the System 449

Appendix 461

References 465

About the Editor 507

Contributors 509

Index 513

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2000

    THE guide to ethical practice with involuntary clients!

    This book is a must-read for folks interested in approaching work with involuntary clients in an ethical way. Ron Rooney presents clear strategies for balancing the needs of the state/law/agency with those of the client, to help equalize the power imbalance often found, and exploited, in 'helping' relationships. I refer to the book constantly, to keep myself on the righ

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