Theories for Direct Social Work Practice

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Cengage Learning, Feb 23, 2009 - Social Science - 416 pages
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Walsh's text incorporates concise, comprehensive coverage of eleven major clinical practice theories commonly used in assessment, planning, and intervention tasks with individuals, families, and groups. The book's scope encompasses a broad view of the field of practice, yet still allows students to look closely at each theory discussed.
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Very helpful, easy-to-read, and applicable to doing therapy. I will keep this book handy and reference it many times, I am sure. Read full review

Contents

Thinking about Theory
1
A Social Work Perspective on Clinical Theory and Practice
17
Psychodynamic Theories I Ego Psychology
32
Psychodynamic Theories II Object Relations Theory
62
Family Emotional Systems Theory
90
Behavior Theory
123
Cognitive Theory
147
Interpersonal Therapy
177
SolutionFocused Therapy
230
Motivational Interviewing
253
Narrative Theory
273
Crisis Theory and Intervention
301
References
329
Author Index
362
Subject Index
373
Copyright

Structural Family Theory
199

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About the author (2009)

Joseph Walsh received his MSW and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is Associate Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches courses in generalist practice, clinical practice, research, and mental and emotional disorders. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. Joe has provided services to older adult and general outpatient populations, but he specializes in services to people with serious mental illness and their families. He is the author of two other Brooks/Cole texts, CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT WITH PERSONS HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS and THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

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