Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Second Edition (Google eBook)

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Springer Publishing Company, Oct 22, 2007 - Social Science - 576 pages
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" 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

    This second edition has been 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

This new edition discusses many of the same issues presented in the first, but 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.

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WOW, this book also works for students in the coulseling field as well. I found it very easy to follow and full of information. Student Bellevue University

Contents

An Overview of and Rationale for a GeneralistEclectic
3
An Overview of Theory for Direct Practice and an
27
An Integrative Framework for
46
Ecological Systems Theory
65
Individual and Family Development Theory
83
MIDLEVEL THEORIES
105
Interpersonal Therapy
128
CognitiveBehavioral Theory
165
Existential Theory
240
Feminist Theories
255
Narrative Therapies
279
Constructivist Theory
303
SolutionFocused Therapy
326
The Wraparound Process
347
Family Preservation Services
366
Interactive TraumaGriefFocused Therapy
382

The Crisis Intervention Model
183
The TaskCentered Model
203
ClientCentered Theory
223
Revisiting the GeneralistEclectic Approach
405
Index
421
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About the author (2007)

Nick Coady, PhD, is Professor, Faculty of Social Work (FSW), and Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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 5 years. He teaches 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 and other common 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.

Peter Lehmann, PhD, is an Associate Professor at University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work and co-director of the Community Service Center. Dr. Lehmann's publications include three books, including Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention (with Cathy Simmons) and Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice (with Nick Coady). He has also authored seventeen book chapters and twenty two journal articles focusing on social work practice issues.

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