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Theories for Direct Social Work Practice, 3rd Edition

  • includes CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • Joseph Walsh Virginia Commonwealth University
  • ISBN-10: 1285750225  |  ISBN-13: 9781285750224
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
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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. THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, Third Edition, is accompanied by CourseMate, which brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, self-assessment quizzes, study activities and more-as well as Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

Features and Benefits

  • All chapters offer updated "evidence of effectiveness." Other important topics include social justice, suicide assessment and intervention, trauma, and de-briefing.
  • Walsh includes a critical review of postmodernism and social constructivism.
  • Each chapter follows a format that makes it easy for students to compare theories and applications.
  • In addition to introducing students to the origins, conceptual foundations, intervention goals, intervention strategies, and case illustrations of each theory, the book 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.

Table of Contents

1. Thinking About Theory.
2. A Social Work Perspective on Theory and Practice.
3. Person-Centered Theory.
4. Ego Psychology.
5. The Relational Theories, with a Focus on Object Relations.
6. Family Emotional Systems Theory.
7. Behavior Theory.
8. Cognitive Theory.
9. Structural Family Theory.
10. Solution focused Therapy.
11. Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy.
12. Narrative Theory.
13. Crisis Theory and Intervention.

What's New

  • A new chapter on Person-Centered Theory (Chapter 3) illuminates one of the most popular theories of counseling and therapy since Carl Rogers developed it in the 1940s.
  • Chapter 2, "A Social Work Perspective on Theory and Practice," more clearly emphasizes the concept of empowerment with additional material on strengths, risk and resilience, diversity, and empowerment.
  • The author has incorporated a broader focus on "direct" social work practice.
  • Chapter 11, "Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy," features a new title reflecting extensive revisions to include motivational enhancement therapies in addition to the more limited topic of motivational interviewing. This chapter is approximately five pages longer than in the previous edition.
  • This edition includes updated references throughout the entire text, new and updated references to important literature, and revised the tables at the end of each chapter.

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Theories for Direct Social Work Practice (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1285750241 | ISBN-13: 9781285750248)

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.

List Price = $132.95  | CengageBrain Price = $132.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.25

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joseph Walsh

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.