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Falling Through the Cracks: Psychodynamic Practice with Vulnerable and Oppressed Populations

Falling Through the Cracks: Psychodynamic Practice with Vulnerable and Oppressed Populations

by Joan Berzoff
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ISBN-13: 9780231151085
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 896,141
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joan Berzoff is a full professor at the Smith College School for Social Work, where she has twice served as chair of the Human Behavior in the Social Environment Sequence. She has also been codirector of the doctoral program and directs the End of Life Certificate Program. She is the coauthor of three books: Dissociative Identity Disorders: The Controversy and Treatment; Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic Theories and Practice in Multicultural Settings (Editions I, II, and III); and Living with Dying: A Handbook for End of Life Care Practitioners. The author of more than twenty-five articles on psychodynamic theory and practice, women's issues, grief, bereavement and dying, social work education, postmodernism, intersubjectivity, compassion fatigue, and women's friendships, Dr. Berzoff lectures nationally and internationally and has been in private practice for thirty-five years.

Table of Contents

1 Why We Need a Biopsychosocial Perspective with Vulnerable, Oppressed, and At-Risk Clients Joan Berzoff 1

2 Making It Thinkable: A Psychodynamic Approach to the Psychosocial Problems of Prisons and Prisoners Elizabeth Kita, 40

3 "We're Cool, You and Me": A Relational Approach to Clinical Social Work in the City: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Within a Homeless Shelter for Formerly Incarcerated Women and Their Children Cara Segal 75

4 If I Feel Judged By You, I Will Not Trust You: Relational Practice with Addicted Mothers Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW Jennifer Morton 107

5 Making a Difference: Psychodynamic Views on Race and Racism María de Lourdes Mattei 141

6 Navigating the Perils of the Child Welfare System: Applying Attachment Theory in Child Protective Practice Gregory Bellow 157

7 Holding a Mother—Holding a Baby: Psychosocial Casework in a Clinic for Women with High-Risk Pregnancies William S. Meyer 180

8 'Finding Common Ground: The Perils of Sameness and Difference in the Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients Susanne Bennett Charles Rizzuto 206

9 Full of Feelings, Disabled, and Treatable: Working Psychodynamically with Special-Needs Adults Joan C. Dasteel 241

10 Seeing Through the Eyes of the Blind: Psychodynamically Informed Work with Persons with Low Vision Catherine Orzolek-Kronner Joan DeSimone 261

11 What Did You Say? Clinical Practice with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Populations Carol B. Cohen 298

12 Social Care with the Severely Mentally Ill: Psychodynamic Perspectives Joel kanter 319

13 The Return from War: Templates for Trauma and Resilience Jaine Darwin 347

14 Alien to This Country: Treatment Considerations with Immigrant Bilingual Patients Efrosini Kokaliari 372

15 When a State Becomes a Parent: Orphanages in a Post-totalitarian Culture: Attachment Theory Perspective Galina Markova 397

Conclusion Joan Berzoff 419

Contributors 423

Index 427

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