Social Workers' Desk Reference

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 5/18/2015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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People all over the world are confronted by issues such as poverty, a lack of access to quality education, unaffordable and or inadequate housing, and a lack of needed health and mental services on a daily basis. Due to these issues, there is a need for social workers who have access to relevant and timely scholarly materials in order to meet the needs of those facing these issues. The social, psychological, and biological factors resulting from these issues determine the level of a person's mental health at any given point in time and it is necessary for social workers to continue to evolve and develop to the new faces and challenges of the times in order to adequately understand the effects of these issues.

In the first and second editions of the Social Workers' Desk Reference, the changes that were occurring in social work practice, education, and research were highlighted and focused upon. This third edition continues in the same tradition and continues to respond to the changes occurring in society and how they are impacting the education, research, and practice of social work as a whole. With 159 chapters collaboratively written by luminaries in the profession, this third edition serves as a comprehensive guide to social work practice by providing the most recent conceptual knowledge and empirical evidence to aid in the understanding of the rapidly changing field of social work. Each chapter is short and contains practical information in addition to websites and updated references. Social work practitioners, educators, students, and other allied professionals can utilize the Social Workers' Desk Reference to gain interdisciplinary and interprofessional education, practice, and research.

Author Biography

Kevin Corcoran Ph.D., Professor of Social Work, University of Alabama.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and Overview
1 - What changes and what remains in a practice profession
Elizabeth Clark
2 - Professional socialization: On becoming and being a social worker
Shari Miller

Part II: Roles, Functions, and Fields of Social Work Practice
3 - Evidence-based social work practice with children and adolescents
Alison Salloum and Lisa Rapp-McCall
4 - Overview of alcohol and drug dependency: Identification, assessment and treatment
Kenneth R. Yeager
5 - School social work
Robert Lucio
6 - Social work practice and leadership
Michael J. Holosko
7 - Essentials of Private Practice
Raymond D. Fox
8 - Social work practice and the Affordable Care Act
Stephen Gorin, Julie S. Darnell and Christina Andrews
9 - Social Work Practice in Home-Based Services
Martha Morrison Dore and Charlene Zuffante
10 - Social work practice in diseasters
Daphne S. Cain
11 - Victim services
Karen S. Knox
12 - The Social Worker in a Domestic Violence Services
Brandy Macaluso and Diane L. Green Sherman
13 - Traumatic stress and emergency service
Ted Bober
14 - Military social work
Allen Rubin and James G. Daley
15 - Military social work in the community
Anthony Hassan and Sara Kintzle
16 - Social work with military families
Diane Scotland-Coogan
17 - Social work practice and personal self-care
Jeff Skinner

Part III: Social Work Values, Ethics, and Licensing Standards
18 - Ethical Issues in Social Work
Frederic G. Reamer
19 - Risk Management in Social Work
Frederic G. Reamer
20 - Advocacy in administrative forums: Guidelines for practice in benefit appeals
John M. Gallagher
21 - Social Work Regulation and Licensing
Andrew T. Marks and Karen S. Knox
22 - The impaired social work professional
Frederic G. Reamer
23 - Technology in social work practice: Micro, Mezzo, and Marco applications
Jonathan B. Singer and Melanie Sage
24 - Navigating complex boundary challenges
Kimberly Strom-Gottfried
25 - Integrating values into social work practice
Juliet C. Rothman
26 - Adoption competence in social work practice
Debra Siegel

Part IV: Theoretical Foundations and Treatment Approaches in Clinical Social Work
27 - Crisis intervention with individuals and groups: Framework to guide social workers
yvonne Eaton-Stull
28 - Fundamentals of Brief Treatment
Jan Ligon
29 - Common Factors in Psychotherapy
James W. Drisko
30 - Task-Centered Practice
Anne E. Fortune, Blanca M. Ramos and William J. Reid
31 - The Life Model of social work practice
Alex Gitterman
32 - Client-Centered Theory and Therapy
William S. Rowe, Sumantha A. Hafner, Andalicia J. Stinson
33 - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
M. Elizabeth Vonk and Theresa J. Early
34 - Psychosocial Therapy
Francis J. Turner
35 - Solution-Focused Therapy
Peter Dejong
36 - Theoretical pluralism and integrative perspectives in social work practice
william borden
37 - Animal-assisted interventions in social work practice
Yvonne Eaton-Stull
38 - Narrative Therapy
Patricia Kelley and Mark Smith
39 - The neurobiology of toxic stress: Implications for social work practice,
Julie M. Rosenzweig and Stephanie A. Sundborg
40 - Fundamental priciples of behavioral social work
Denise E. Bronson
41 - The miracle question and scaling questions for solution-building and empowerment
Mo Yee Lee
42 - Gestalt Therapy
William P. Panning
43 - Contemporary object relations treatment
William Borden
44 - Human trafficking and trauma-informed care
Kristen Heffernan, Betty Blythe, and Andrea Cole
45 - Using Self-Psychology in Clinical Social Work
Jerrold R. Brandell and Suzanne Brown

Part V: Assessment in Social Work Practice: Knowledge and Skills
46 - Clinical diagnostic formulation using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition
Carlton E. Munson
47 - How clinical social workers can easily use Rapid Assessment Tools (RATs) for mental health assessment and treatment evaluation
Kevin Corcoran
48 - Bipolar Disorder and related disorders
Elizabeth C. Pomeroy
49 - Guidelines for Selecting and Using Assessment Tools with children
Craig Winston Lecroy and Stephanie Kennedy
50 - Assessment protocols and Rapid Assessment Tools with troubled adolescents
David W. Springer, Stephen J. Tripodi and Stephanie Kennedy
51 - Using Standardized Tests and Instruments in Family Assessments
Jacqueline Corcoran
52 - Very brief screens for practice and evaluation
Steven L McMurtry, Susan J. Rose and Lisa K. Berger

Part VI: Working with Couples and Families
53 - Using Genograms to Map Family Patterns
Monica McGoldrick
54 - A Family Resilience Framework
Froma Walsh
55 - Treatment Planning with Families: An Evidence-Based Approach
Catheleen Jordan, Cynthia Franklin, and Shannon Johnson
56 - Effective Couple and Family Treatment
Cynthia Franklin, Catheleen Jordan, and Laura M. Hopson
57 - Structural Family Therapy
Harry J. Aponte and Karni Kissil
58 - Bowen Family Systems Therapy
Daniel V. Papero
59 - Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy
Katherine J. Baucom, Felicia de la Garza-Mercer, and Andrew Christensen
60 - Family therapy approaches using psychoeducaton
Joseph Walsh
61 - Guidelines for Couple Therapy with Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Kathryn Karusaitis Basham
62 - Working with children and families impacted by military service
Eugenia L. Weiss, Jose E. Coll, and Tara DeBraber
63 - Preventing antisocial and aggressive behavior in childhood
Traci L. Wilke, Jilan Li, and Mark W. Fraser
64 - Multifamily Groups with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Barbara Van Noppen
65 - Collaborating with families of persons with severe mental illness
Tina Bogart Marshall and Phyllis Solomon
66 - Assessment, prevention, and intervention with suicidal youth
Jonathan B Singer and Kimberly H. McManama O'Brien
67 - Intensive family preservation services
Betty Blythe and Andrea Cole

Part VII: Developing and Implementing Treatment Plans with Specific Groups and Disorders
68 - Guidelines for Establishing Effective Treatment Goals and Plans for DSM-5 insomnia and generalized anxiety disorders
Vikki L. Vandiver
69 - Treating problem and disordered gambling: Often a hidden behavioral addiction
Cathy King Pike and Andrea G. Tamburro
70 - Developing Therapeutic Contracts with Clients
Juliet Cassuto Rothman
71 - Developing Goals
Charles D. Garvin
72 - Treatment Planning with Adolescents: ADHD Case Applications
Kimberly Bender, Samantha M. Brown, and David W. Springer
73 - Eating Disorders and Treatment Planning
Nina Rovinelli Heller and Jack Lu
74 - Panic Disorders and Agoraphobia
Gordon Macneil and Jason M. Newell
75 - Treatment Plans for Clients with Social Phobia
Bruce A. Yhyer and Monica Pignotti
76 - Integration of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral practices
Terry B. Northcut and Nina Rovinelli Heller
77 - The Assessment and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
M. Elizabeth Vonk
78 - Guidelines for Clinical Social Work with Clients with Dissociative Disorders
Lina Hartocollis and Jacqueline Strait

Part VIII: Guidelines for Specific Techniques
79 - Practice from a technique perspective
Francis J. Turner
80 - Developing Successful Therapeutic Relationships: The therapeutic and group alliances
Lawrence Shulman
81 - Using Therapeutic Metaphor in Social Work
Stephen R. Lankton
82 - Cognitive Restructuring Techniques
Donald K. Granvold and Bruce A Thyer
83 - Using Miracle and Scaling Questions for Solution-building and Empowering
Mo Yee Lee
84 - Improving classroom management through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
A. M. Thompson
85 - Best Practices in Parenting Techniques
Carolyn Hilarski
86 - Bereavement and Grief Therapy
Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, Kathleen H. Anderson, and Renée Bradford Garcia
Diane L. Green
87 - Motivational Interviewing
Shannon K. Johnson, Kirk von Sternberg, and Mary M. Velasquez
88 - Working with Clients Who Have Recovered Memories
Susan P. Robbins
89 - Terminating with Clients
Anne E. Fortune

Part IX: Guidelines for Specific Interventions
90 - Transtheoretical Model Guidelines for Families with Child Abuse and Neglect
Janice M. Prochaska, James O. Prochaska, and Judith J. Prochaska
91 - Play Therapy with Children in Crisis
Nancy Boyd-Webb
92 - Social Skills Training and Child Therapy
Craig Winston Lecroy
93 - Guidelines for Chemical Abuse and Dependency Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Diana M. Dinitto and C. Aaron Mcneece
94 - Best Pratices in social work with Groups
Mark J. Macgowan and Alice Scmidt Hanbidge
95 - Supported Employment Approaches
Marina Kukla and Gary R. Bond
96 - Working with and Strengthening Social Networks
Elizabeth M. Tracy and Susanne Brown
97 - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing with Trauma Clients
Tony Edmond and Allen Rubin
98 - Educational intervention: Principles for practice
Kimberly Strom-Gottfried
99 - Divorce Therapy: The Application of Cognitive-Behavioral and Constructivist Treatment Methods
Donald K. Granvold
100 - Primary prevention using Go GRRRLs Group with Adolescent females
Craig Winston LeCroy and Licole M. Huggett
101 - Cyberbullying and the social worker
Michelle F. Wright and Diane Green Sherman
102 - Empirically Supported treatments for borderline personality disorders
Jonathon B. Singer
103 - The interface of psychiatric medications and social work
Kia J. Bentley and Joseph Walsh

Part X: Case Management Guidelines
104 - An Overview of Case Management
Jack Rothman
105 - Clinical Case Management
Joseph Walsh
106 - Case Management Policies and Programs with the Developmentally Disabled
Elizabeth Lightfoot
107 - Case Management in Psychosocial Rehabilitation
David P. Moxley
108 - Case Management and Child Welfare
Jannah H. Mather and Grafton H. Hull, Jr.
109 - Case Management with Substance-Abusing Clients
W. Patrick Sullivan
110 - Case management with older adults
Daniel S. Gardener and Dina Zempsky
111 - HIV/AIDS Case Management
Brian Giddens, Lana Sue I. Ka'Opua, and Evelyn P. Tomaszewski

Part XI: Community Practice
112 - An Integrated Practice Model for Family Centers
Anita Lightburn and Chris Warren-Adamson
113 - International Perspectives on Social Work Practice
Karen M. Sowers
114 - Community Organizing Principles and Practice Guidelines
Terry Mizrahi
115 - Contemporary community models
Marie Overby Weil and Dorothy N. Gamble
116 - Legislative Advocacy to Empower Oppressed and Vulnerable Groups
Michael Reisch
117 - Community Partnerships for School-Based Services: Action Principles
Dennis L. Poole and Aidyn L. Lachini
118 - Building Community Capacity in the U.S. Air Force: The Community Readiness Consultant Model
Gary L. Bowen, James A. Martin, Brenda J. Liston, and John P. Nelson
119 - Neoliberalism, globalization and social welfare
Michael J. Holosko
120 - Community-lead structural intervention as community practice in Haiti and India
Toorjo Ghose

Part XII: Working with Vulnerable Populations and Persons at Risk
121 - Overview of Working with Vulnerable Populations and Persons at Risk
Rowena Fong
122 - The Legacy of Racism for Social Work Practice Today and What Do about It
Ann Marie Garran and Joshua Miller
123 - Anti-oppressive pratices
Katherine Ishizuka and Altar Husain
124 - Effective Practice with Refugees and Immigrants
Miriam Potocky
125 - Social Work Practice with Native Americans
Teresa A. Evans Campbell
126 - Social Work Practice with Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi and Rowena Fong
127 - Social Work Practice with Latinos
Ilze A. Earner and Alan Dettlaff
Genoveva Garcia
128 - Social Work Practice with African Americans
Sadye M. L. Logan
129 - The Culturagram
Elaine P. Congress
130 - Social work practice with persons living with HIV/AIDS
Neil Able
131 - Social Work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Clients
Mary Boes Katherine Van Wormer
132 - Global perspective on gender issues
Kristin Heffernan and Betty Blythe

Part XIII: School Social Work
133 - Overview of Current and Future Practices in School Social Work
Paula Allen-Meares
134 - Evidence-Based Violence Prevention Programs and Best Implementation Practices
Ronald O. Pitner, Roxana Marachi, and Ron Avi Astor Andrami Benbenishty
135 - Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Interventions for Students at Risk to Drop Out
Cynthia Franklin, Johnny S. Kim, Michael S. Kelly, and Stephen J. Tripodi
136 - Treating Children and Adolescents with ADHD in the Schools
Steven W. Evans, Joanna M. Sadler, and Christine E. Brady
137 - Effectively working with Latino immigrant families in schools
Eden Hernandez Robles, Alan Dettlaff, and Rowena Fong
138 - Online database of interventions and resources for school social workers
Natasha K. Bowen

Part XIV: Forensic Social Work
139 - The changing face of forensic social work practice: An overview
José B. Ashford
140 - Forensic Social Work and Expert Witness Testimony in Child Welfare
Carlton E. Munson
141 - Mediation and Conflict Resolution
John Allen Lemmon
142 - Child protection mediation: An interest-based approach
Allan Edward Barsky
143 - Forensic social workers in offender diversion
Michael S. Shafer and José B. Ashford
144 - Therapeutic tasks at the drug court
Jill L. Littrell
145 - Making a case for life: models of investigation in death penalty mitigation
José B. Ashford
146 - Assessing and treating adolescent sex offenders
Karen S. Knox
147 - Forensic social work with women who use violence in intimate relationships
Michelle Mohr Carney
148 - Best practices for assessing and treating older adult victims and offenders
Tina Maschi, George Leibowitz, and Lauren Mizus

Part XV: Evidence-Based Practice
149 - Evidence-Based Practice, Science, and Social Work: An Overview
Bruce A. Thyer
150 - Developing Well-Structured Questions for Evidence-Informed Practice
Eileen Gambrill and Leonard Gibbs
151 - Locating Credible Studies for Evidence-Based Practice
Allen Rubin and Danielle Parrish
152 - Critically Appraising Studies for Evidence-Based Practice
Denise E. Bronson
153 - Randomized Controlled Trials and Evidence-Based Practice
Paul Montgomery and Evan Mayo-Wilson
154 - Meta-Analysis and Evidence-Based Practice
Jacqueline Corcoran and Julia H. Littell
155 - Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Practice
Julia H. Littell and Jacqueline Corcoran
156 - Qualitative research and evidence-based practice
Micchael Saini and Rory Crath
157 - Integrating Information from Diverse Sources in Evidence-Based Practice
Eileen Gambrill
158 - Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work Education
Aron Shlonsky
159 - Evaluating our effectiveness in carrying out evidence-based practice
Bruce A. Thyer and Laura L. Myers

Author Index
Subject Index

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