Higher Education

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-Based Assessment Model for Social Workers, 3rd Edition

  • Susan W. Gray Barry University
  • Marilyn R. Zide Late of Barry University
  • ISBN-10: 0840029152  |  ISBN-13: 9780840029157
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2001
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $172.50
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Written by social workers, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY views mental disorders through the strengths-perspective. It is unique in its ability to summarize the current state of knowledge about mental disorders and applies a competency-based assessment model for understanding psychopathology. Complete with detailed and realistic vignettes that are unavailable in other texts for the course, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY presents strategies for building on clients' strengths and resilience and offers insights to social workers regarding their role in working with the mentally ill. Additional resources available to package with the text, including a DVD and CourseMate, further enhance the text with such helpful material as video illustrating clinician/client interaction, and study tools that reinforce learning. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the third edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Features and Benefits

  • The DVD, available for packaging with the text, features interviews with real people talking about what it's like for them to live with a particular disorder. This serves to make the text's clinical case studies come to life even further.
  • Each major diagnostic category is introduced by an in-depth discussion that delineates essential features as well as course and prognosis. This is followed by an illustrative vignette and a differential assessment further distinguishing the essential features of a diagnosis.
  • The authors draw on their practice experience by providing case vignettes social workers commonly encounter in clinical practice. Client stories are told in a style that helps social workers understand each client's unique experience with psychopathology.
  • Cases focus on issues around cultural diversity, ethical issues, and model standards of practice. They serve as a vehicle to look beyond signs and symptoms to understand human behavior in terms of biological, psychological, and social influences.
  • Assessment questions give readers a place to start, while "practitioner reflections" introduce experiential activities aimed at fostering a deeper level of understanding client disorders.
  • Figures are included to clarify the diagnoses presented and highlight the competency-based assessment.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Competency-Based Assessment Model.
2. Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence.
3. Cognitive Disorders: Delirium and Dementia.
4. Substance-Related Disorders.
5. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders.
6. Mood Disorders.
7. Anxiety Disorders.
8. Somatoform, Factitious, and Malingering Disorders.
9. Dissociative Disorders.
10. Eating Disorders.
11. The Personality Disorders.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

What's New

  • NEW This edition is thoroughly up to date with the most recent EPAS requirements. NEW Helping Hands icons within the chapters and end-of-chapter Competency Notes spotlight text coverage of the required Core Competencies and recommended Practice Behaviors detailed by CSWE's new EPAS 2008.
  • NEW The reorganized Table of Contents now parallels that of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • NEW The Strengths Perspective and The Social Worker's Role have been addressed in more depth.
  • NEW An entirely new Chapter 2 focuses on disorders of infancy, childhood, and adolescence.
  • NEW The text now includes additional material on medications commonly associated with mood disorders.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Social Work & Human Services CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133905617  | ISBN-13: 9781133905615

List Price = $242.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $182.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-Based Assessment Model for Social Workers
    List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $172.50
  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.00


Bundle: Text + DVD

ISBN-10:  1133905595  | ISBN-13:  9781133905592

List Price = $322.95  | CengageBrain Price = $322.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $242.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-Based Assessment Model for Social Workers
    List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $172.50
  • DVD
    List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00


Printed Text + Social Work & Human Services CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1133905609  | ISBN-13:  9781133905608

List Price = $242.95  | CengageBrain Price = $242.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $182.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-Based Assessment Model for Social Workers
    List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $172.50
  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $160.00  | CengageBrain Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.00


Printed Text + Counseling CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1581757840 | ISBN-13:  9781581757842

List Price = $242.95  | CengageBrain Price = $242.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $182.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-Based Assessment Model for Social Workers
    List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $172.50
  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $152.00  | CengageBrain Price = $152.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $152.00


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133354319 | ISBN-13: 9781133354314)

This companion DVD features interviews with real people talking about their symptoms and what it is like for them to live with a particular disorder. This serves to make the text's clinical case studies come to life even further. This 86-minute DVD includes nine interviews where real-life clinicians interact with their clients.

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133372198 | ISBN-13: 9781133372196)

The Test Bank offers many essay and multiple-choice questions.

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133372201 | ISBN-13: 9781133372202)

This Instructor's Manual, written by the author, is an online teaching companion that includes suggested activities for use in the classroom that build from the material presented in the text.

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133372155 | ISBN-13: 9781133372158)

Cengage Learning's Social Work CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more, and EngagementTracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the instructor's manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint® slides.

List Price = $160.00  | CengageBrain Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.00

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows students to build skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

List Price = $32.00  | CengageBrain Price = $32.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Student Supplements

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133354319 | ISBN-13: 9781133354314)

This companion DVD features interviews with real people talking about their symptoms and what it is like for them to live with a particular disorder. This serves to make the text's clinical case studies come to life even further. This 86-minute DVD includes nine interviews where real-life clinicians interact with their clients.

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133372155 | ISBN-13: 9781133372158)

Cengage Learning's Social Work CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your Social Work CourseMate, accessed through cengagebrain.com.

List Price = $160.00  | CengageBrain Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.00

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

List Price = $32.00  | CengageBrain Price = $32.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Susan W. Gray

Susan W. Gray has been a member of the Barry University faculty since 1980. She earned a BA from Caldwell College for Women, an MSW at Rutgers University, an Ed.D. at Nova Southeastern University, and an MBA and Ph.D. from Barry University. Dr. Gray is a licensed clinical social worker and brings to Barry a diverse clinical practice background. Her professional interests include clinical supervision, licensure and professional regulation, community mental health, and professional practice in rural areas.

Marilyn R. Zide

Marilyn Zide was a professor at Barry University, where she taught full time. In addition, she maintained a private practice and also provided agency-based consultation and training workshops in her areas of expertise which included solution-focused therapy, cultural diversity/sensitivity, and bereavement group-work.