Theories for Direct Social Work Practice (Book Only)

Overview

Walsh's text incorporates concise, comprehensive coverage of eleven major clinical practice theories commonly used in assessment, planning, and intervention tasks with individuals, families, and groups. The book's scope encompasses a broad view of the field of practice, yet still allows students to look closely at each theory discussed.

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Overview

Walsh's text incorporates concise, comprehensive coverage of eleven major clinical practice theories commonly used in assessment, planning, and intervention tasks with individuals, families, and groups. The book's scope encompasses a broad view of the field of practice, yet still allows students to look closely at each theory discussed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285750248
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 653,760
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Walsh received his MSW and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is Associate Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches courses in generalist practice, clinical practice, research, and mental and emotional disorders. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. Joe has provided services to older adult and general outpatient populations, but he specializes in services to people with serious mental illness and their families. He is the author of two other Brooks/Cole texts, CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT WITH PERSONS HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS and THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

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Table of Contents

1. Thinking About Theory. 2. A Social Work Perspective on Theory and Practice. 3. Person-Centered Theory. 4. Ego Psychology. 5. The Relational Theories, with a Focus on Object Relations. 6. Family Emotional Systems Theory. 7. Behavior Theory. 8. Cognitive Theory. 9. Structural Family Theory. 10. Solution focused Therapy. 11. Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy. 12. Narrative Theory. 13. Crisis Theory and Intervention.

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