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Overview

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.

Joseph Walsh, Virginia Commonwealth University

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.
  • All chapters offer updated "evidence of effectiveness".
  • Walsh has increased the text's critical review of postmodernism and social constructivism.
  • This edition includes new sections on such important topics as social justice, suicide assessment and intervention, trauma, and de-briefing.
  • New and updated references to important literature appear throughout the text.
  • Each chapter follows a format that makes comparing theories and applications easier for the student.
  • Not only does the text introduce students to the origins, conceptual foundations, intervention goals, the intervention strategies, and case illustrations of each theory, it also takes into consideration important topics such as the client's spirituality, criticisms of the theory, and evidence of effectiveness and utility.
  • To facilitate individual and group learning, each chapter includes questions for discussion and class activities.
1. Thinking about Theory.
2. A Social Work Perspective on Clinical Theory and Practice.
3. Psychodynamic Theories I: Ego Psychology.
4. Psychodynamic Theories II: Object Relations Theory.
5. Family Systems Theory.
6. Behavior Theory.
7. Cognitive Theory.
8. Interpersonal Therapy.
9. Structural Family Theory.
10. Solution- Focused Therapy.
11. Motivational Interviewing.
12. Narrative Theory.
13. Crisis Theory.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133336981
  • ISBN-13: 9781133336983
  • STARTING AT $16.99

  • ISBN-10: 0495601209
  • ISBN-13: 9780495601203
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $114.00
  • RETAIL $151.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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