Narrative in Social Work Practice: The Power and Possibility of Story

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Columbia University Press #ad - Contributors describe innovative and effective interventions with a wide range of individuals, families, and groups facing a variety of life challenges. Throughout, narrative in social work Practice showcases the flexibility and appeal of narrative methods and demonstrates how they can be empowering and fulfilling for clients and social workers alike.

One author describes a family in crisis when a promising teenage girl suddenly takes to her bed for several years; another brings narrative practice to a Bronx trauma center; and another finds that poetry writing can enrich the lives of people living with dementia. Narrative in social work practice features first-person accounts by social workers who have successfully integrated narrative theory and approaches into their practice.

Narrative in Social Work Practice: The Power and Possibility of Story #ad - The differential use of narrative techniques fulfills the mission and core competencies of the social work profession in creative and surprising ways. Settings range from hospitals and clinics to a graduate school and a case management agency. In some chapters, the authors turn narrative techniques inward and use them as vehicles of self-discovery.

Stories of clients and workers are, indeed, powerful.

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Retelling the Stories of Our Lives: Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - If we tell our stories in ways that make us stronger, we can soothe our losses and ease our sorrows. 25 illustrations. Readers are introduced to key ideas of narrative practice like the externalizing problems - 'the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem' -and the concept of "re-membering" one's life.

Drawing on wisdoms from the field of narrative therapy, this book is designed to help people rewrite and retell the stories of their lives. The book invites readers to take a new look at their own stories and to find significance in events often neglected, to find sparkling actions that are often discounted, and to find solutions to problems and predicaments in unexpected places.

Our lives and their pathways are not fixed in stone; instead they are shaped by story. The book also outlines practical strategies for reclaiming and celebrating one's experience in the face of specific challenges such as trauma, personal failure, abuse, grief, and aging. Filled with relatable examples, useful exercises, and informative illustrations, Retelling the Stories of Our Lives leads readers on a path to reclaim their past and re-envision their future.

Retelling the Stories of Our Lives: Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience #ad - Learning how to re-envision the stories we tell about ourselves can make an enormous difference in the ways we live our lives. Powerful ideas from narrative therapy can teach us how to create new life stories and promote change. Easy-to-understand examples and exercises demonstrate how these ideas have helped many people overcome intense hardship and will help readers make these techniques their own.

If we tell stories that emphasize only desolation, then we become weaker.

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Family Assessment Handbook: An Introductory Practice Guide to Family Assessment

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Cengage Learning #ad - Cengage Learning. Fascinating family case studies demonstrate the process of assessment and selected interventions for working with diverse families. Family assessment handbook: an introduction and practical guide to family assessment, fourth Edition, is a helpful book for readers preparing for a career working with families or who want to increase their knowledge of family sociology.

The fourth edition includes numerous resources to help readers develop evidence-based practice competencies, attitudes, and skills that support assessment of diverse family systems. With a focus on how to conduct a family assessment for case intervention, this practical guide offers a step-by-step approach to family practice.

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Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple

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Medmaster #ad - Both issues are addressed in this book in a practical and concise format. Case examples. An accurate diagnosis. A brief, practical review of the indications for and use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of psychological disorders. Up-to-date dsM-5 classification of psychological disorders. Cengage Learning.

Chapters on over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements, with new section on treatment of postpartum depression. Successful medical treatment of emotional and mental disorders depends on two factors: 1. A thorough knowledge of psychotropic medications and 2.

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Family Therapy: An Overview

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Cengage Learning #ad - Cengage Learning. This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. Color-coded boxes highlight key aspects of family therapy, such as family diversity, case studies, clinical notes, "Thinking Like a Clinician" exercises, evidence-based practice research, and therapeutic encounters.

Examples illustrate family therapists from many professions, MFT, including social work, psychology, and counseling. In this ninth edition, intervention techniques, the authors examine and explain key viewpoints, values, perspectives, and goals of family therapy -- featuring practice-oriented content to help you become an empathic and effective family therapist.

Family Therapy: An Overview #ad - . You'll also find up-to-date material representing the latest thinking on central issues and topics, culture, including increased attention to LGBTQ families and alternative forms of family life and to gender, and ethnic considerations.

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Strengthening the DSM, Second Edition: Incorporating Resilience and Cultural Competence

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Springer Publishing Company #ad - Their arguments leave no doubt that paying attention to cultural and resiliency factors can open up critical new pathways for understanding and help. Sharon berlin, school of social service administration, university of chicago mental health practitioners have long recognized the failure of the DSM to address important sources of strength and resiliency that can significantly affect diagnosis and treatment, Helen Ross Professor Emerita, PhD, a deficit that has become more pronounced with the DSM-5's elimination of the multiaxial format.

. Score: 96 - 4 stars!"laura gonzalez-conty, rush university medical center, md, Doody's Reviews "In this revised edition of Strengthening the DSM, the authors use a comprehensive yet easy-to-grasp formulation of diversity and resilience to establish the most accurate diagnostic criteria for each psychiatric condition.

Strengthening the DSM, Second Edition: Incorporating Resilience and Cultural Competence #ad - This is a great addition to the literature on mental health, in particular the DSM collection. This is a very helpful adjunct text for mental health practitioners of all disciplines. Hani raoul khouzam, a comprehensive review of the nature, health sciences clinical professor of psychiatry, md, and most importantly, etiology, and treatment of major mental disorders, UCSF Fresno Praise for the First Edition: "Garcia and PetrovichÖ provide a balanced overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the DSM, MPH, a perspective based on solid scholarship that makes clear how much we are missing by only looking at signs and symptoms in the diagnostic process.

Their readers will be edified by the clarity with which they describe the major changes that were introduced with the publication of the DSM-5. It considers patient strengths, and cultural identity that are essential to the accurate understanding of an individual, sources of resilience, support, and demonstrates how mental health practitioners can draw upon these resources during treatment.

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Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders Adults: Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models

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The Guilford Press #ad - Chapters describe evidence-based assessment tools and an array of treatment models for individuals, couples, families, and groups. See also Drs. Combining scientific and clinical perspectives, this volume brings together leading authorities on complex traumatic stress and its treatment in adults. Contributors review the research that supports the conceptualization of complex traumatic stress as distinct from PTSD.

They explore the pathways by which chronic trauma can affect psychological development, attachment security, and adult relationships. Cengage Learning. Guilford Publications. Courtois and ford's authored book, treatment of complex Trauma, which presents their own therapeutic approach for adult clients in depth, and their edited volume Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents.

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Competing Values Leadership: Second Edition New Horizons in Management series

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Edward Elgar Pub #ad - In addition to updating the examples and references, this second edition provides a new chapter motivated by recent criticisms of the framework. Cengage Learning. A key source for understanding the Competing Values Framework, one of the most widely used and highly cited frameworks in the world. This book serves as the key source for understanding the Competing Values Framework, one of the most widely used and highly cited frameworks in the world.

It would be unusual for a framework as powerful and predictive as the Competing Values Framework to remain unchallenged and absent of criticism. Edward Elgar Pub. Guilford Publications. Both academics and business leaders will find it to be an illuminating and useful reference. The authors, explain how it helps foster successful leadership, applying and studying this framework for over three decades, who have been at the foundation of developing, improve organizational effectiveness and promote value creation.

Competing Values Leadership: Second Edition New Horizons in Management series #ad - In this chapter, the authors address these concerns and provide empirical evidence of the continuing effectiveness of the model. This book is widely applicable to a number of fields, human resource management, including financial strategy, culture change, leadership roles, and organizational change.

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Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services: Why the Glass Is Always Full NULL

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Guilford Publications. Certain to excite and inspire both students entering the human services field and seasoned non-profit professionals, manager,  Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services: Why the Glass Is Always Full is the first full-length leadership book to focus on the unique challenges of the public and non-profit executive, and educator.

. Used book in Good Condition. Written in a lively story-telling style, the book develops a leadership model for those who inspire without bonuses and seek a powerful legacy through people's lives. Using real-life vignettes drawn from actual experiences, the stories in this book distill important lessons and unfold in a powerful manner that will resonate with any professional asked to work harder.

Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services: Why the Glass Is Always Full NULL #ad - With a smaller budget. Questions woven through each story connect to the book's more theoretical material on leadership, personal mastery, and community-building. Cengage Learning. Edward Elgar Pub.

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Interactional Supervision, 3rd Edition

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NASW Press #ad - Guilford Publications. Lawrence shulman is a well-known expert on research, practice, and teaching in the field of clinical social work supervision and a contributor to the last three editions of the Encyclopedia of Social Work. Edward Elgar Pub. We serve faculty, practitioners, libraries, agencies, clinicians, and researchers throughout the United States and abroad.

On the first monday morning in her new role, she walked into the common room for coffee and her former peers became quiet. She wondered if this meant the end of her friendship with them. To address this paucity of examples in the literature, outlines some of the experiences that have been drawn from participant presentations at supervision workshops, in the introductory chapter of the book, Shulman, including the following: After six years of frontline work with a large welfare agency, a worker was promoted on the retirement of the previous supervisor.

Many of the books on clinical supervision lack specific examples of individual and group supervision. Two of them had also applied for the supervisory job and were upset that they didn't get it. Known for attracting expert authors, books, the NASW Press delivers professional information to hundreds of thousands of readers through its scholarly journals, and reference works.

Interactional Supervision, 3rd Edition #ad - Some of the areas we publish in include:-social work in the field of aging-Models of social work-Social work with children and adolescents-Ethics in social work-Community organization-Professional development Cengage Learning. His newly revised 3rd edition of interactional supervision gives ample attention to the practical, day-to-day problems encountered by clinical supervisors and is particularly useful in fields such as child welfare, where frontline workers are less likely to have formal social work education.

Nasw press nasw press, a division of national Association of Social Workers NASW, is a leading scholarly press in the social sciences.

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Theories for Direct Social Work Practice Book Only

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

Guilford Publications. Cengage Learning. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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