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Social Work Practice in Mental Health Contemporary Roles, Tasks, and Techniques

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ISBN-10: 0534549209

ISBN-13: 9780534549206

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kia J. Bentley

List price: $149.95
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This new edited text presents a "partnership" model and aims to be cutting edge, scholarly, and unambiguously useful and practical. Kia J. Bentley and the other well-known and respected contributors address the need for approachable, immediately useful discipline specific content on the most important social work practice roles in mental health. The book articulates how roles often associated with working with a specific population (e.g. those who abuse substances, persons with severe mental illness, distressed marital couples) are quite relevant and useful in a much wider range of populations.
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Dr. Kia J. Bentley is a licensed clinical social worker, tenured professor, and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she has taught since 1989. Her current teaching focuses on mental health and mental illness, psychopharmacotherapy and social work, clinical theory, and research. She is consulting editor for The Journal of Social Work Education and chapter member of the editorial board of Best Practices in Mental Health. In Virginia, she is the chair of the Human Rights Committee of Central State Hospital. She is the author of another Cengage Brooks/Cole text, SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH: CONTEMPORARY ROLES, TASKS, AND TECHNIQUES…    

A Context and Vision for Excellence in Social Work Practice in Contemporary Mental Health Settings
Contemporary Context of Social Work Practice in Mental Health
A Vision for the Nature of Helping
Characteristics of the Excellent Social Worker
Summary
References
Social Workers as Crisis Counselors
The Intellectual Base of Crisis Intervention
Major Goals
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
Exemplary Program
Unique Challenges for Crisis Counselors
Case Example
Summary
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Diagnosticians
The Intellectual Base of the Diagnosis and the Diagnostic Process
Major Tasks and Goals in the Practice of Diagnosis
Exemplar Programs and Models: Alternative Approaches to Diagnosis
Unique Challenges for Social Workers as Diagnosticians
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Therapists
The Intellectual Base of Therapy
Defining Therapy
Therapy Credentials
Therapy Theories
Major Tasks and Goals
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
The Increased Prevalence of Short-Term Therapies
Exemplar Programs and Models
Unique Challenges for Social Workers as Therapists
Outcome Research
Summary
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Mediators
The Intellectual Base of Mediation
Major Tasks and Goals
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
Case Dilemma: "Find Her Somewhere Else to Live"
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Educators
The Intellectual Basis of Education as Practice
Major Goals
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
Exemplary Programs and Models
Unique Challenges for Social Workers
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Skills Trainers
Intellectual Foundations of Skills Training
Overview of Rationale, Goals, and Application of Skills Training
Techniques, Strategies, Skills, and Applications
Exemplar Programs and Models
Unique Challenges for Social Workers
Summary
Web Resources
Additional Resources
References
Social Workers as Case Managers
The Emergence of Case Management
The Intellectual Base of Case Management Practice
Major Tasks and Goals in Case Management Practice
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills in Strengths-Based Case Management
Exemplar Programs: The Research on the Strengths Model
Unique Challenges for Social Workers
Case Dilemma
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Medication Facilitators
Intellectual Base of Medication Facilitation
Major Tasks and Goals
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
Exemplar Programs
Unique Challenges for Social Workers
Summary
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Consumer and Family Consultants
The Intellectual Base of Family Consultation
Major Goals and Tasks
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
Exemplar Programs and Models in Family Consultation
Unique Challenges in Family Consultation
Case Dilemma
The Intellectual Base of Consumer Consultation
Major Goals and Tasks
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
Unique Challenges in Consumer Consultation
Summary
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Collaborators on Interagency and Interdisciplinary Teams
The Intellectual Base of Practice
Major Tasks and Goals
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
Exemplar Programs
Unique Challenges for Social Work
Case Dilemma
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Advocates and Community Organizers
The Intellectual Base of Practice
Major Tasks and Goals
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
Exemplar Programs and Models
Unique Challenges for Social Workers
Case Dilemma
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Program Evaluators and Researchers
The Intellectual Base
Major Tasks and Goals
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
Outcome Measures Used by Social Workers in Program Evaluation and Research
Exemplar Study: Empowerment Evaluation
Unique Challenges for Social Workers
Case Dilemma: Homelessness Study
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Social Workers as Administrators and Policy Analysts in Mental Health Settings: Living with Uncertainty
The Intellectual Base of Practice
Major Tasks and Goals
Techniques, Strategies, and Skills
A Case Study
Exemplar Programs and Models
Unique Challenges for Social Workers
Case Dilemma
Summary
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Emerging Knowledge and Future Trends in Mental Health: Implications for Social Work
Advances in Neuroscience Research
Epidemiological Research and Intervention Outcomes Research
Cultural Competence
Erosion of Societal Support
Recovery and Prevention
Special Developmental Issues in Children and Adolescents
Special Developmental Issues in the Elderly and Aging
Diagnostic Conventions
Dual Diagnosis: Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
The Managed Care Juggernaut: Organization and Funding of Mental Health Services
Consumer and Family Organizations
The Macroeconomic Context
Key Terms
Web Resources
References
Index