Clinical Assessment for Social Workers

Author: Catheleen Jordan

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ISBN: 0190656433

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Clinical Assessment for Social Workers provides a wide range of standardized assessment tools to give readers greater flexibility in their own practice and research. Incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methods, the authors encourage readers to approach assessment as both an art anda science. They advocate for discovering the balance between scientific, evidence-based approaches and the development of personal practice wisdom. The inclusion of specific measures, scales, surveys, and tests and the example applications of each makes this text indispensable across the practicecurriculum. The book introduces readers to the foundations of assessment and illustrates the use of various assessment methods with children, adolescents, families, multicultural clients, and multistressed clients. The new edition explores the difference between diagnosis and assessment, with a critique of thestrengths and weaknesses of the DSM-5. The authors have also included a number of measures available in the public domain for the use of students and clinicians.
Clinical Assessment for Social Workers

Author: Catheleen Jordan

Publisher: Lyceum Books, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050217234

Category: Assessment

Page: 408

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Provides a comprehensive synthesis of qualitative and quantitative approaches to clinical social work practice that includes assessment tools illustrating both perspectives. Two introductory chapters are followed by three chapters covering clinical assessment models. The last five chapters address the development of clinical assessment systems for one's clinical practice. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Clinical Assessment for Social Workers

Author: Catheleen Jordan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190071912

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Clinical Assessment for Social Workers provides a wide range of standardized assessment tools, derived from different perspectives, to give readers greater flexibility in information gathering and intervention planning. Incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methods, the authors encourage readers to approach assessment as both an art and a science. They advocate for discovering the balance between scientific, evidence-based approaches and the development of personal practice wisdom.
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

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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.
Social Workers' Desk Reference

Author: Albert R. Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195369373

Category: Social Science

Page: 1301

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Following in the groundbreaking path of its predecessor, the second edition of the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides reliable and highly accessible information about effective services and treatment approaches across the full spectrum of social work practice. Succinct, illuminating chapters written by the field's most respected and experienced scholars and practitioners ensure that it will continue to be the sourcebook for all social workers. Social work practitioners and agency administrators are increasingly confronted with having to do more with less, and must make decisions and provide services as quickly as possible. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, builds on the landmark achievement of the first edition with thorough revisions and over 75 all-new chapters. Its outstanding wealth of well-tested knowledge, presented in a crisp, to-the-point manner, makes it an even more vital resource for time-pressed practitioners. Page after page offers an abundance of up-to-date information and key tools and resources such as practice guidelines, program evaluations, validated assessment scales, and step-by-step treatment plans necessary for success in today's managed-care environment. The growing importance of evidence-based practice in social work is reflected throughout the chapters, as well as by the inclusion of an entire section devoted to showing how to use evidence intelligently and efficaciously. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, speaks directly to the daily realities of social workers in private, non-profit, and public settings, whatever their expertise and in all areas of practice: assessment and diagnosis, ethics, risk assessment, program evaluation, and beyond. Case managers, clinical social workers, supervisors, and administrators alike who have come to rely on the previous volume will quickly find its successor just as indispensable.
Social Workers' Desk Reference

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Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199329656

Category: Social Science

Page: 1344

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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. The social, psychological, and biological factors resulting from these issues determine the level of a person's mental health at any given point in time and it is necessary for social workers to continue to evolve and develop to the new faces and challenges of the times in order to adequately understand the effects of these issues. In the first and second editions of the Social Workers' Desk Reference, the changes that were occurring in social work practice, education, and research were highlighted and focused upon. This third edition continues in the same tradition and continues to respond to the changes occurring in society and how they are impacting the education, research, and practice of social work as a whole. With 159 chapters collaboratively written by luminaries in the profession, this third edition serves as a comprehensive guide to social work practice by providing the most recent conceptual knowledge and empirical evidence to aid in the understanding of the rapidly changing field of social work. 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.
Social Workers' Desk Reference

Author: Lisa Rapp-McCall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190095543

Category: Social Science

Page: 1477

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"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"--
Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Social Work Practice

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470222638

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

View: 219

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 3: The Profession of Social Work features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information on the field of social work and social welfare.
Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

Author: Michael J. Holosko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118420911

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 282

A lifespan approach presenting evidence-informedinterventions for working with individuals and families Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families coversassessment of and intervention with children, adolescents, adults,the elderly, and families. It offers an array of pedagogicalfeatures within each chapter, as well as online resources andreview questions at the conclusion of each chapter to help guidecritical thinking about topics. Reflecting the current state of evidence-informed social workpractice, each chapter's contributors emphasize the incorporationof wider forms of systematically collected data such as casestudies, best or promising practices, and consumer-focused data.Reading this book will not only give readers the tools to workeffectively with individuals and families, but also develop theirskills in evidence informed practice. Comprehensive and insightful, Social Work Practice withIndividuals and Families is a student- andpractitioner-friendly text identifying the best assessment toolsand strategies available for social workers to successfully serveindividuals and families facing a broad range of challenges.