Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

Author: Jacqueline Corcoran

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190211011

Category: Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

Page: 593

View: 886

Seasoned practitioner-scholars Jacqueline Corcoran and Joseph Walsh provide an in-depth exploration of 14 major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment and present a risk and resilience framework that helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess.
Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

Author: Jacqueline Corcoran

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199741468

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 993

This revolutionary, user-friendly textbook not only guides social workers in developing competence in the DSM system of diagnosis, it also assists them in staying attuned during client assessment to social work values and principles: a focus on client strengths, concern for the worth and dignity of individuals, appreciation of environmental influences on behavior, and commitment to evidence-informed practice. The authors, seasoned practitioner-scholars, provide an in-depth exploration of fourteen major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment. A risk and resilience framework helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess. Social workers will also learn to apply critical thinking to the DSM when it is inconsistent with social work values and principles. Finally, the authors catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively, using the best resources available. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples, evidence-based assessment instruments, treatment plans, and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic processes in social work practice.
Clinical Assessment for Social Workers

Author: Catheleen Jordan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190071905

Category: Social Science

Page: 497

View: 552

"The fifth edition of Clinical Assessment, like earlier editions of this text, continues to show how to combine practice wisdom and evidence-based methods when formulating assessments and intervention plans. This new edition also emphasizes the biopsychosocial-spiritual framework and the importance of the strengths perspective in assessment, including updates on neuroscience. Additionally, every chapter in this fifth edition includes new updated information that covers approaches to assessment, and how to assess various client populations including clients who experience adverse childhood experiences, trauma and clients from under represented minority backgrounds. Like the 4th Edition of this text measurement instruments are added in each chapter including measures from the public domain that can be used for pedagogy and clinical practice"--
Critical Thinking in Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

Author: Barbara Probst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319177748

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 627

"This much-needed volume brings to the clinician or student some of the best critical-minded analysis by some of the most insightful thinkers about psychiatric diagnosis today. The thought-provoking questions these essays raise, and the multifaceted and provocative answers they provide, cultivate sensitivity to the nuances of diagnostic assessment that often makes the difference between clinical success and failure." - Jerome C. Wakefield, PhD, DSW, New York University Silver School of Social Work, New York This transformative resource challenges social workers and mental health professionals to rethink their approaches to assessment and diagnosis from the ground up. Among the book’s unique features are its use of diverse lenses to examine a common case and its illustration of how multiple perspectives can be integrated for a richly textured portrait of the individual in context. Equally crucial is the book’s commitment to professional development, from exercises to improve case conceptualization to strategies for teaching and learning. Topics include: The DSM-5 definition of mental disorder: critique and alternatives. Making assessment decisions: macro, mezzo, and micro perspectives. Neuroscience, resilience, and the embodiment of “mental” disorder. Narrative, psychodynamic, and cultural conceptualizations of disorder. Person-centered and contextualized diagnosis in mental health. Meeting the challenge of teaching integrated assessment. Critical Thinking in Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis has much to offer professionals, researchers, and educators in the fields of social work and mental health. .
Practical Implementation in Social Work Practice

Author: Jennifer L. Bellamy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197528211

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 974

How can someone determine whether to implement an evidence-supported intervention? What can be done to make sure any intervention is implemented well? Is there a foolproof way to adapt interventions for different client groups? In this book, Jennifer L. Bellamy and Danielle E. Parrish take readers through the implementation of interventions, offering insight into the steps necessary before intervening and what to do after one has taken place. The book centers itself on evidence-based practice (EBP), and Bellamy and Parrish provide readers with a clear understanding of the ways EBP can be used to make informed decisions about the selection of interventions and the evaluation of practice decisions. Practical Implementation in Social Work Practice is a helpful guide that showcases the benefits of EBP, with an emphasis on the implementation of high-quality interventions. The book expands on the EBP process from the applied and practical lenses, beginning with an overview of the process of EBP and the relationship between EBP and implementation. Within the chapters, readers will find specialized insight, practical industry tips, and adaptable implementation frameworks and tools to use on their own. This is a foundational text for social work practitioners, students, and intervention developers who are looking to implement high-quality interventions in real-world situations, and those who dive into the pages of this book will walk away with everything from the history of EBP to the continuing challenges facing the practice and field as a whole.
Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision

Author: Carlton E. Munson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 078901078X

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 264

This bestselling comprehensive guide to supervision is an essential resource to help you train the next generation of social workers. This classic textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the changes in the field brought by new technologies and managed care. Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition, adds many pages of new material on every subjectfrom diagnosis and assessment to social workers under stress. Numerous case illustrations and exercises have been added, the assessment scales have been modified to conform to more recent data, and the questionnaires have been extensively revised. To view an excerpt online, find the book in our QuickSearch catalog at
Social Workers' Desk Reference

Author: Lisa Rapp-McCall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190095543

Category: Social Science

Page: 1477

View: 332

"What makes the profession of social work distinctive and exciting? How do social workers differ from sociologists, psychologists, and other counselors, advocates, and helping professionals? Which degrees, licenses, and credentials can social workers obtain? And in what kinds of work, or fields of practice, can social workers specialize? All these questions are worth considering when one feels led to become a professional social worker"--
Social Workers' Desk Reference

Author: Kevin J. Corcoran

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199329649

Category: Social Science

Page: 1513

View: 221

People all over the world are confronted by issues such as poverty, a lack of access to quality education, unaffordable and/or inadequate housing, and a lack of needed health and mental services on a daily basis. Due to these issues, there is a need for social workers who have access to relevant and timely scholarly materials in order to meet the needs of those facing these issues. This third edition responds to the changes occurring in society and how they are impacting the education, research, and practice of social work as a whole. Each chapter is short and contains practical information in addition to websites and updated references. Social work practitioners, educators, students, and other allied professionals can utilize the Social Workers' Desk Reference to gain interdisciplinary and interprofessional education, practice, and research.
Introduction to Social Work, Fourth Edition

Author: Ira Colby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190615666

Category: Social service

Page: 569

View: 257

There are certain questions that all students considering social work ask. Who are social workers? What is it that social workers do? How is the social work profession changing? What does it take to become a social worker? Ira Colby and Sophia Dziegielewski bring their decades of experience in social work practice and education to answer these questions. This engaging text gives readers a practical guide to the many ways in which social workers effect change in their communities and the world. The authors offer an overview and history of the profession; introduce readers to the practice of social work at the micro, mezzo, and macro level; and finally look closely at the many settings and populations that social workers work with. While realistically portraying the pressures and obstacles that social workers face, Colby and Dziegielewski communicate their own passion for social work.
A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

Author: John Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192516862

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 821

This new edition has been fully revised and updated to provide over 1,800 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics overlapping with health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. It also provides extended entries on specialisms such as children and families, domestic violence, and residential care, and has been extensively updated to include new legislation. Useful appendices include a glossary of acronyms and a Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice, cross-referenced to Dictionary entries. Entry-level bibliographies and web links provide further resources and the web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written by two leading figures in the field, and a team of eleven contributors, A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care is a must-have for students of social work, social care, and related subjects, as well as for qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programmes.
Mental Health in Social Work

Author: Jacqueline Corcoran

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0135171903

Category: Community mental health services

Page: 288

View: 142

Learn essential clinical assessment skills for working in the mental health field using a case-based approach Mental Health in Social Work: A Casebook on Diagnosis and Strengths-Based Assessment emphasizes gaining competency in the DSM-5 diagnoses of mental disorders that are commonly seen in clinical and social service settings. Using a case-based approach, students and professionals learn to understand clients holistically as they proceed with the assessment and intervention process. The 3rd Edition includes new chapters on obsessive-compulsive disorder (Ch. 9), post-traumatic stress disorder (Ch.10), and gender dysphoria (Ch. 14) It also includes additional content on socially diverse populations throughout the text, and new "Questions to Consider" for making a DSM diagnosis are included with each case study.
Social Justice and Social Work

Author: Michael J. Austin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452274201

Category: Education

Page: 417

View: 863

Social Justice and Social Work: Rediscovering a Core Value of the Profession introduces and connects social justice to the core values of social work across the curriculum. This unique and timely book, edited by Michael J. Austin, presents the history and philosophy that supports social justice and ties it to ethical concepts that will help readers understand social justice as a core social work value. The book further conveys the importance of amplifying client voice; explores organization-based advocacy; and describes how an understanding of social justice can inform practice and outlines implications for education and practice.