Generalist Social Work Practice in the Wake of Disaster: September 11 and Beyond

Generalist Social Work Practice in the Wake of Disaster: September 11 and Beyond



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Generalist Social Work Practice in the Wake of Disaster: September 11 and Beyond by Diane Mirabito, Caroline Rosenthal

The purpose of this book is to provide social work students and practitioners with a conceptual framework and practice skills to understand and respond to the tragic events of September 11 and other contemporary disasters as they impact individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The book identifies the unique contributions that social workers have made and will continue to make in response to disasters by offering a framework for active intervention based on the knowledge, values, and skills that social workers possess. The book provides coverage of both social work theory and practice in situations of disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759309395
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/15/2002
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Diane Mirabito, D.S.W., is an Assistant Professor at New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, where she teaches courses in generalist practice, crisis and short-term intervention, and clinical practice with adolescents. Her professional career includes extensive experience in clinical practice, supervision to social work staff and students, and program development in a variety of healthcare, school, and community-based agency settings. Her research interests include risk and resilience among culturally diverse adolescents, adolescents' utilization of and termination from mental health services, and crisis and short-term treatment approaches.

Dr. Mirabito received a B.A. from Syracuse University, a Masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from the Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York. She maintains a private practice with adolescents and adults and is a consultant to social workers in community-based organizations.

Caroline Rosenthal, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, where she teaches generalist practice, clinical practice with individuals and families, and a course on theories of human development. Her research includes studies of the needs of the Latino elderly, the use of psychodynamically-informed treatment with Latinos, and the effectiveness of a manualized cognitive-behavioral group treatment for depressed Latinas. She has also recently co-produced a clinical social work training video entitled Why Am I Here?: Engaging the Reluctant Client, based on students' experiences in field placement.

Dr. Rosenthal currently serves as a member of the study group for the National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work and is co-chair of the Committee on Ethnic and Cultural Diversity of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She graduated from Harvard College, received an M.S.W. from the University of California, Berkeley, a Ph.D. from Smith College School for Social Work, and has practiced in community mental health settings with diverse populations for over ten years.

Table of Contents

PART I INTRODUCTION: GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN THE WAKE OF DISASTER Chapter 1: The Impact of September 11 and Social Work's Response Chapter 2: Generalist Social Work Practice: An Overview PART II THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS: GENERALIST PRACTICE AND INTERVENTIONS IN CRISIS DISASTER, AND TRAUMA Chapter 3: A Knowledge Base for Generalist Practice Chapter 4: A Knowledge Base for Intervention in Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma PART III OPERATIONALIZING GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN THE WAKE OF DISASTER: CASE STUDIES Chapter 5: Micro Level Generalist Practice: Interventions with Individuals, Families, and Groups Chapter 6: Mezzo Level Generalist Practice: Interventions within Agencies and Organizations Chapter 7: Macro Level Generalist Practice: Planning, Coordination, and Delivery of Crisis Intervention and Disaster Services PART IV CONCLUSION Chapter 8: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Social Work Practice, Policy, Education, Training, and Research Index"

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