Solution-Based Casework An Introduction to Clinical and Case Management Skills in Casework Practice

ISBN-10: 0202361187

ISBN-13: 9780202361185

Edition: 1999

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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Aldine Transaction
Publication date: 12/31/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 229
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Introduction
Historical Context
The Foundations of Solution-Based Casework
Family-Centered Practice
Ecological Perspective
Competence-Centered Perspective
Family Life Cycle Theory
Postmodern Family Casework
Solution-Focused Family Therapy
Relapse Prevention Theory
Integrating Solution-Focused and Problem-Centered Models
Searching for Solutions in the Postmodern World
The Evolution of Casework Practice
Current Challenges to Casework
Rising Pressure from the Welfare to Work Movement
Emerging Responses to the Crisis in Casework
Assessment
Anchoring Casework in Everyday Life Events
"Sorting Things Out" Together
Partnership Changes the Meaning of Assessment
Keeping Ourselves Focused on Everyday Life
Routines Are at the Heart of Family Life
The Problem with Solutions
Overview of Family Development
Beginning Couple
Infant Preschool Family
School-Age Family
Adolescent Family
Launching Family
Postparental Family
Divorce and Remarriage
Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of Family Life
Everyday Life and Patterns of Discouragement
Recognizing Patterns
Assessing Patterns in Everyday Life
Creating a Partnership to Find Solutions
Techniques for Building Partnerships
Recognizing Dominant Patterns in Everyday Life
Helping the Family Describe the Problem in Everyday Life Terms
Decision-Making in Assessment
Assessing Problem Detail
Relapse Prevention Requires Specific Skills
What Skills Should Be Targeted for Outcome?
Steps to Promoting Prevention Skills
Recognizing Patterns in High-Risk Situations
Learning the Details of High-Risk Patterns
Practicing Small Steps toward Change
Creating a Plan That Stays Focused on Solutions
Reinforcing Client Progress During Assessment
Summary
Building a Consensus for a Prevention Plan
Co-Constructing Measurable Goals with Your Clients
Searching for Solutions
Strategies That Work in Gaining Goal Consensus
Helping Clients Establish an Initial Safety Plan
Thinking Long-Term While Taking Short-Term Steps
What Goes into a Good Initial Safety Plan?
Considerations on Implementing a Safety Plan
Summary of the Role of Assessment in Case Planning
Appendix
Management Issues
The Process of Writing Objectives and Tasks
The Advantages of Being Specific and Measurable
When Case Plans Become Court Documents
Writing a Case Plan That Is Focused on Solutions
Uniting Around a Family Goal
Breaking Down the Goal into Family Objectives
Going from Family-Level Objectives to Individual-Level Objectives
The Primacy of Risk-Related Objectives
Breaking Down Objectives into Manageable Tasks
Writing Action Plans to Prevent Relapse
Solution-Based Case Management
The Challenge of Staying the Course
A Reminder about Targeting Outcome Skills
Making the Transition from Intake to Ongoing
Making the Transition from Casework to Treatment
Integrating Welfare to Work Objectives
Making the Most of Setbacks
Supervisor's Role in Case Management
Taking the Time to Supervise
Maintaining a Partnership
Maintaining a Focus on Specific Situations in Family Life
Summary
Treatment Providers' Role in Case Management
Introduction
Gathering Basic Information about the Referral
What Happened?
What Is the Safety Plan?
How Has the Problem Been Defined with the Family?
Sample Dialogue at the Time of Referral
Offering Services to Mirror Family Developmental Needs
Overview of Steps to Prevention
Helping Clients Learn the Details of Their Patterns
Helping Clients Practice Small Steps of Change
Helping Clients Develop Relapse Prevention Plans
Summary of Solution-Based Interviewing Techniques
Strategies for Collaboration
Solution-Based Interviewing Techniques
Techniques That Build a Consensus about the Problem
Normalizing
Externalizing the Problem
Searching for Exceptions to the Pattern
Tracking the Problem Pattern
Techniques for Creating Interest in Signs of Change
Between Session Observation
Old versus New T-Charts
Scaling Questions
Time-Oriented Questions
Anchoring Change in the New Self
Expanding the Audience for Change
Reinforcing Progress through Credentialing
Celebrating Rites of Passage
Reference Reading Specifically for Technique
How Staff Experience Change
Frustration and Old Models
Advantages to Solution-Based Casework
Challenges Inherent in Changing Habits
Success Stories
Implementing Solution-Based Casework: Training Considerations
References
Index
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