Human Behavior and the Social Environment Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0205420192
ISBN-13: 9780205420193
Edition: 2007
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List price: $99.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This comprehensive text integrates multiple dimensions of the human experience in a reader-friendly style and provides the interface between developmental theory and practice. "Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 1/e, "introduces and incorporates current research on the biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual dimensions of human behavior throughout the life-cycle. The authors provide an appropriate focus on contemporary perspectives that are central to the practice of social work, such as trauma, neurobiological underpinnings of behavior, chronic illness and disability. They pay particular attention to models of racial, ethnic, class, gender and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender identity development; to the influences of gender, sexual orientation, social class, race and culture on family structure and function, and to issues pertinent to a variety of "post-modern" family forms. The text explores macro influences of groups, communities and organizations in individual chapters. It also contains a chapter on social welfare policy that examines the impact of specific policies at each stage of the life-cycle and paves the way for new directions in research and future directions in policy and practice. "Any market interested in "a comprehensive text that integrates the multiple dimensions of the human experience in a reader-friendly style and provides the interface between developmental theory and practice.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Conceptual Issues
An Integrating Framework for Human Behavior
Theory and Social Work Practice
Human Behavior Theory & Social Work Practice: An Historical Approach l
The roots of modern social work practice: A person-environment focus
The Person
The Environment a
The Settlement House Movement b
Social Welfare Systems in the African American Community
The Emergence of the Medical Model
Empowerment Perspectives: Integrating Groupwork and Emphasizing Racial Justice and Social Change
The Diagnostic School and the Family Therapy Movement
Historical Division by Professional Fields and Methods of Practice
Reform Approaches
Models For Integrating Human Behavior Theories And Practice Methods
The Social Systems Model
The Ecological Perspective a
Power, Oppression, and Strengths-based Perspectives
An Ecosystems Approach a
An Ecosystems Approach and Generalist Models for Social Work Practice b
An Ecosystems Approach: Fundamental Assumptions
Characteristics of Living Systems a Boundaries b Adaptation c Steady State (sometimes referred to as equilibrium d Energy e Communication
Example 1-1 a
Reciprocal Causality: Systems in Transaction b
Adaptation c
Energy Flow and Steady State d
Communication and Feedback Mechanisms
Contemporary Framework
Developmental Contexualism: Assessing Risk and Protective Factors
Community Based Practice
Summary
Neurobiological Underpinnings of Human Development
Psychobiological models of resilience
The Neuroanatomy of the brain
Functions of the limbic systems
Functions of the parts of the brain
How neurons communicate with each other
Experiences and gene expression
Neurobehavioral Disorders
Autism Case Example
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Case Example
Aspergers Disorder Case Example
Dyslexia Case Example
Mental Retardation: Case Example
The Mood Disorders
Depression
Bi-Polar Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Summary
The Individual
Theories of Development
Multicultural Theory
Psychodynamic Theory
Drive Theory a
Dynamic b
Economic c
Topographical d
Genetic e
Structural f
Interpersonal g
Cultural h
Treatment form a drive perspective i
Resistance j
Brief Intensive Psycotherapy (BIP)
Ego Psychology a
Ego functions b
Defense Mechanisms c
Ego mastery and adaptation d
Psychosocial development e
Object Relations f
Treatment from an ego psychological perspective
Object Relations Theory a
Interpersonal trauma b
Object relations and brief treatment c
Brief limited dynamic psychotherapy
Self Psychology a
Treatment for a self psychological perspective b
Self psychology and brief treatment
Cognitive Theory
Cognitive specificity hypothesis
Schemata
Cognitive Distortions
Treatment agenda
Rating Scales
Behavioral Theory
Reinforcement
Social skills training
Assertiveness training
Imagery based techniques
Constructivism
Structural Determinism
Autopoiesis
Structural Coupling
Cognitive Behavioral Constructivist theory
Narrative Therapy
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