ISBN-10:
0826102867
ISBN-13:
9780826102867
Pub. Date:
10/22/2007
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Second Edition / Edition 2

Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Nick Coady, Peter Lehmann

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Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Second Edition / Edition 2

Praise for the first edition

"Finally, a social work practice text that makes a difference! This is the book that you have wished for but could never find. Although similar to texts that cover a range of practice theories and approaches to clinical practice, this book clearly has a social work frame of reference and a social work identity.
--Gayla Rogers, Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

The major focus of this second edition is the same; to provide an overview of theories, models, and therapies for direct social work practice, including systems theory, attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, the crisis intervention model, and many more. However, this popular textbook goes beyond a mere survey of such theories. It also provides a framework for integrating the use of each theory with central social work principles and values, as well as with the artistic elements of practice.

    This second edition has been fully updated and revised to include:
  • A new chapter on Relational Theory, and newly-rewritten chapters by new authors on Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Existential Theory, and Wraparound Services
  • New critique of the Empirically Supported Treatment (EST) movement
  • Updated information on the movement toward eclecticism in counseling and psychotherapy
  • A refined conceptualization of the editors' generalist-eclectic approach

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826102867
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Series: Springer Series on Social Work
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 965,272
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Nick Coady, Ph.D.
is Professor and Dean, Faculty of Social Work (FSW), Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Coady has been with the FSW/WLU since
1994, and prior to that he taught in the FSW at the University of Calgary for five years. His teaching has been in direct practice, and his practice background includes residential child welfare work, individual and family counseling with high-risk adolescents, and group work with abusive men. Dr.
Coady’s research, teaching, and publications have focused on the importance of relationship factors in direct practice. His recent research has involved an exploration of good helping relationships in child welfare and men’s experiences of child welfare involvement.

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Table of Contents

    About the Contributors

    Preface

    PART I: THE GENERALIST-ECLECTIC APPROACH

  1. An Overview of and Rationale for a Generalist-Eclectic Approach to Direct
    Social Work Practice, Nick Coady and Peter Lehmann
  2. The Science and Art of Direct Practice: An Overview of Theory and an Intuitive-Inductive Approach to Practice, Nick Coady
  3. The Problem-Solving Model: A Framework for Integrating the Science and Art of Practice, Nick Coady and Peter Lehmann
  4. PART II: META-THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

  5. Critical Ecological Systems Theory, Michael Rothery
  6. Individual and Family Development Theory, Elaine P. Congress
  7. PART III: MID-LEVEL THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

    Section A: Psychodynamic Theories

  8. Attachment Theory, Carol A. Stalker and Rosemary Hazelton
  9. Relational Theory, Cheryl-Anne Cait
  10. Self Psychology Theory, James I. Martin
  11. Section B: Cognitive-Behavioral Theories

  12. Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Treatment, Norman H. Cobb
  13. The Crisis Intervention Model, Karen S. Knox and Albert R. Roberts
  14. The Task-Centered Model, Blanca M. Ramos and Eleanor Reardon Tolson
  15. Section C: Humanistic and Feminist Theories

  16. Client-Centered Theory, Michael Rothery and Leslie Tutty
  17. Existential Theory, Elizabeth Randall
  18. Feminist Theories, Christine Flynn Saulnier
  19. Section D: Postmodern Theories

  20. Narrative Therapies, Rudy Buckman, Delane Kinney, and Anne Reese
  21. Constructivist Theory and Practice, Donald K. Granvold
  22. Solution-Focused Therapy, Jacqueline Corcoran
  23. PART IV: SERVICE MODELS FOR HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS

  24. Wraparound in Services to Children and Families, Theresa J. Early
  25. Family Preservation Services, Scottye J. Cash
  26. Interactive Trauma/Grief Focused Therapy with Children, Kathleen Nader and Christine Mello
  27. PART V: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION

  28. Revisiting the Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Nick Coady and Peter Lehmann
  29. Index

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