Social Workers' Desk Reference

ISBN-10: 0195369378
ISBN-13: 9780195369373
Edition: 2nd 2008
List price: $105.00
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List price: $105.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1264
Size: 10.30" wide x 7.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 5.192
Language: English

Following in the groundbreaking path of its predecessor, the second edition of the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides reliable and highly accessible information about effective services and treatment approaches across the full spectrum of social work practice. Succinct, illuminating chapters written by the field's most respected and experienced scholars and practitioners ensure that it will continue to be the sourcebook for all social workers. Social work practitioners and agency administrators are increasingly confronted with having to do more with less, and must make decisions and provide services as quickly as possible. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, builds on the landmark achievement of the first edition with thorough revisions and over 75 all-new chapters. Its outstanding wealth of well-tested knowledge, presented in a crisp, to-the-point manner, makes it an even more vital resource for time-pressed practitioners. Page after page offers an abundance of up-to-date information and key tools and resources such as practice guidelines, program evaluations, validated assessment scales, and step-by-step treatment plans necessary for success in today's managed-care environment. The growing importance of evidence-based practice in social work is reflected throughout the chapters, as well as by the inclusion of an entire section devoted to showing how to use evidence intelligently and efficaciously. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, speaks directly to the daily realities of social workers in private, non-profit, and public settings, whatever their expertise and in all areas of practice: assessment and diagnosis, ethics, risk assessment, program evaluation, and beyond. Case managers, clinical social workers, supervisors, and administrators alike who have come to rely on the previous volume will quickly find its successor just as indispensable.

D.S.W. from U. of Maryland. Chairman of Administration of Justice Department. Author or co-author of ten books, many in second or third editions, among them: Moraskin/Roberts: Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century 2 ND (PH, 1998, 444 pp. $55.00), Roberts: Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research 2/e (O.U.P., 2000), Roberts ed. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services 2/e (Wadsworth, 1998, 300 pp. $45.95) He has also published two other books with Sage: Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Cognitive Treatment - pub�d.1/95, sales to date of 2,585/$61,662 (2,290 paper/$50,497) Helping Crime Victims: Research, Policy and Practice � pub�d 6/90, sales to date of 3,031/$57,325 (2,425 paper/$40,943)  

Foreword
Preface
About the Contributors
Introduction and Overview
The Synergy and Generativity of Social Work Practice
Roles, Functions, and Typical Daily Schedule of Social Workers in Different Practice Settings (Section Editor: Albert R. Roberts)
The Social Worker in a Behavioral Health Care Setting
The Addiction Treatment Specialist
The Social Worker in an Outpatient Child and Adolescent Unit -Lisa
The Social Worker in a School Setting
The Social Worker as Family Counselor in a Non-Profit Community-Based Agency
The Essential Elements of Private Practice Social Work - Raymond Fox
Community-based Mental Health with Children and Families
Social Work Practice in Home Based Services with Children and Their Families
The Oncology Social Worker in a Medical Setting: Traditional vs. Innovative Roles
The Social Worker in a Police Department
The Social Worker in a Domestic Violence Shelter
The Social Worker in Traumatic Stress and Emergency Service Settings
Social Work Values, Ethics and Licensing Standards (Section Editor: Albert R. Roberts)
Ethical Issues in Social Work
Risk Management in Social Work
Avoiding Malpractice Lawsuits by Following Standards of Care Guidelines and Preventing Suicide
A Guide for Mental Health Professionals
Social Work Licensing Examinations in the United States and Canada: Development and Administration
Social Work Regulations and Licensing
On Being an Accountable Profession: The Code of Ethics, Oversight by Boards of Directors, and Whistle-Blowers as a Last Resort
The Impaired Social Work Professional
How Social Workers Can Do More Good Than Harm: Critical Thinking, Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning, and Avoiding Fallacies
Optimizing the Use of Patient Safety Standards, Procedures, and Measures
The Role and Regulations for Technology in Social Work Practice and E-Therapy: Social Work 2.0
Quality Standards and Quality Assurance in Health Settings
Theoretical Foundations and Treatment Approaches in Clinical Social Work (Section Editors: Cynthia Franklin and Albert R. Roberts)
Front Line Crisis Intervention
Fundamentals of Brief Treatment
Common Factors in Therapy
Task-Centered Practice
The Life Model
Client-Centered Theory and Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Psychosocial Therapy
Solution-focused Therapy
Comparative Theories
Logotherapy
Narrative Therapy
Feminist Issues and Pra

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