Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches

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9780195394658: Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches

First published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to crisis intervention.

This treasure trove of practice knowledge equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine a spotlight on a different aspect of the human condition. Emphasizing the importance of a broad-based theoretical approach to practice, it helps the reader avoid the pitfalls of becoming overly identified with a narrow focus that limits their understanding of clients and their contexts.

This sweeping overview of the field untangles the increasingly complex problems, ideologies, and value sets that define contemporary social work practice. The result is an essential A-to-Z reference that charts the full range of theoretical approaches available to social workers regardless of their setting or specialty.

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Dan Andreae, teaches at the University of Waterloo where he has received a prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award and at the University of Guelph Humber. He is the longest serving President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers ( OASW) and has received an honourary doctorate of laws degree from Assumption University for his contributions to health care and is a member of Harvard University's Medical School Postgraduate Continuing Education Association. Dan has also been awarded the Canadian Association of Social Workers( CASW) National Service Award and CASW's award for Ontario. He also been honoured with an inaugural June Callwood Award for outstanding and inspirational service to the voluntary sector. Dr. Andreae has authored chapters in textbooks and has been a keynote speaker on numerous occasions.

Brent Angell, PhD, LCSW, RSW, is a Professor and the Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor. Considered a leading scholar on the clinical use of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Dr. Angell is committed to advancing a paradigm shift away from normative practice traditions to more generative ways of understanding and doing social work. He has made significant contributions to narrative knowing related to the worldview of North American Indian First Nations and has dedicated his career to university civic engagement and public service. Dr. Angell is the Editor and co-founder of the premiere on-line journal, Critical Social Work: An Interdisciplinary Journal Dedicated to Social Justice and has served as the President of the Canadian Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work.

Suzanne Brown, LICSW is a doctoral candidate and adjunct faculty member at the Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. She has worked in clinical practice with children, adults, families, and groups. She has also practiced as a clinical supervisor, administrator, and faculty field advisor. For her doctoral dissertation Ms. Brown is currently researching the role of children in substance abuse treatment retention for women with substance use disorders.

Sandy Loucks Campbell, PhD, an independent professor for over 20 years, has taught undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of gerontology, direct social work practice and organizational theory at several Canadian universities. Her PhD study completed in 2003 focused on dynamics of decision making power in long term care organizations and the impact of that power on clients served. She uses her extensive knowledge of chaos theory as the guiding theory both in her research and in her independent practice [commonpoint.ca]. She is the 2009 Recipient of the Canadian Association of Social Workers Distinguished Service award for Ontario given in recognition of her contribution to the social work profession and to the promotion of social justice and/or human rights.

Donald Carpenter, PhD is social work professor emeritus at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario where he was also a former chairman of the Department. He previously taught in the schools of social work at Florida State University and Loyola University-Chicago. He most recently taught at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the departments of social work and psychology and was a member of the teaching faculty of the Rural Health Program in the School of Medicine. His extensive clinical practice experience was in both public and private settings.

Pranab Chatterjee, PhD is the Grace Longwell Coyle Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University at Cleveland, OH, 44118. He obtained his master's drgree in social work from The University of Tennessee, and his PhD in sociology from The University of Chicago. He is the author of many professional papers and book chapters. Books authored by him include A Story of Ambivalent Modernization in Bangladesh and West Bengal (2009), Contemporary Human Behavior Theory (with Susan Robbins and Edward Canda, 2006), Repackaging the Welfare State (1999), and Approaches to the Welfare State (1996). He is also the author of several books of poetry.

Elaine P. Congress, MA, MSSW, DSW is Professor and Associate Dean at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Formerly she was the Director of the Doctoral Program. Dr. Congress has published extensively in the areas of cultural diversity, immigrants, social work ethics, social work education and practice. She is a past president of NASW NYC chapter and a member of the National Board of the National Association of Social Work. Currently she serves on the NGO team for the International Federation of Social Workers at the United Nations (IFSW), the NGO Executive Committee at the United Nations and is on the International Ethics Committee for IFSW. Before her career in academia she worked as a practitioner, supervisor and administrator in a community mental health clinic.

Au-Deane Shepherd Cowley, is a professor emeritus and former associate dean of the College of Social Work, University of Utah. Areas of specialization include clinical practice, marriage and family therapy, human growth and behavior, and the spiritual or transpersonal dimension. Fr. Cowley was a recipient of a University of Utah's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993, and the Alumni Association's Merit of Honor Award in 2008.

Elizabeth Ann Danto, PhD, is associate professor and chair of Human Behavior in the Social Environment at the Hunter College School of Social Work, City University of New York. Her book "Freud's Free Clinics - Psychoanalysis and Social Justice, 1918-1938," (Columbia University Press, 2005) received international acclaim including the Gradiva Book Award and the Goethe prize. Her textbook on historical research methods in social work was published by Oxford University Press in 2008. Dr. Danto has lectured and written widely on the history of ideas in social work and psychoanalysis, with particular emphasis on social justice and access to mental health treatment.

David S. Derezotes, is Professor at the College of Social Work (CSW) and in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of Utah. He is currently Director of the Bridge Counseling Clinic and Chair of Practice and Mental Health at the CSW and Clinical Supervisor of the Indian Walk In Center and Co-director of several dialogue training groups in Salt Lake City. Dr. Derezotes continues to work on the relationship between human diversity, spirituality, ecology, and mental health in all his teaching, scholarship, and community service.

Katie M. Dunlap, PhD, ACSW, has extensive experience in substance abuse, family counseling, school social work, medical social services, and social work education. Her research interests include adult and early childhood education, international social work, homelessness, community organization, and family empowerment using a strengths perspective. She retired as a clinical associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kathleen J. Farkas, is an associate professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. She has extensive clinical and research expertise in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse disorders, with a particular focus on women and older adults. Dr. Farkas teaches in the Mandel School's master's and doctoral programs and is licensed in Ohio as an independent social worker. Dr. Farkas's work has been published in a wide variety of scholarly and professional journals.

Anne E. (Ricky) Fortune, is Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of the Internships in Aging at the School of Social Welfare, The University at Albany, State University of New York. Her interests include aging, task-centered practice, termination of social work treatment, and field education. She is former editor of the journals Social Work Research and Journal of Education for Social Work and served as President of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Alex Gitterman, is the Zachs Professor of Social Work and Director of the Doctoral Program at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Alex has published books and articles on social work practice, group work, resilience, field instruction, supervision, organizational behavior and teaching.

Eda Goldstein, DSW is professor emerita and adjunct professor at the New York University Silver School of Social Work, where she is Director of the Post Master's Certificate Program in Advanced Clinical Practice. She is widely known for her numerous books, articles, and chapters on clinical theory and practice. Dr. Goldstein has received many honors and is consulting editor to several professional journals. She maintains a private practice in New York City.

Gilbert J. Greene, PhD, LISW is a professor in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. He teaches courses on clinical social work with individuals, couples, families, and crisis intervention. He is the founding editor of Journal of Brief Therapy, co-developer of Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (IFAST), and was co-editor of the first edition of Social Workers' Desk Reference.

Rhonda Hudson, PhD, LCSW, is associate professor and director of the BSW program in the School of Social Work at Union University, Jackson, TN. She is also an active board member of Area Relief Ministries, Inc., a social service agency specializing in utility assistance for individuals and families, and partnering with churches to shelter for the homeless during winter months. Her current area of research examines the blessing of mutual aid for task groups providing hospitality to homeless guests.

Carol Kaplan, PhD is an Associate Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and Co-Chair of the Clinical Area. She received her MSW from Hunter School of Social Work and her PhD from NYU School of Social Work. Before becoming an academic, Dr. Kaplan worked for a number of years as a clinician in a community mental health center. She has taught a variety of courses at Fordham, mainly in the area of clinical social work. She has many publications, including articles that address issues involving children and adolescents. Her most recent research concerns a mentoring program for Middle School Latinas run by Fordham faculty.

Thomas Keefe, D.S.W., is a Professor, Department Head and M.S.W. Program Director at the University of Northern Iowa. His current interests address mindfulness meditation, environmental justice and short works of fiction.

Patricia Kelley, is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She has also been a visiting professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, and Flinders University and University of South Australia both in Adelaide, S.A. Her area of teaching and research has been in clinical practice, and she maintained a practice throughout her career. The author of two books and over 60 articles and chapters, she has given numerous papers and workshops around the United States and in ten other countries.

Dennis Kimberley, received his MSW from McGill University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. His practice has largely included addictions, mental health and concurrent disorders, child abuse and exploitation, sexual deviation and sex offending, and parent capacity assessment and development. He was a director with the Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario, 1968-1977 (now the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). As Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work 1977-1985, he made contributions to educational policy, accreditation, curriculum design and content expertise. Since 1985 Dennis has been a professor at the School of Social Work, Memorial University, in Newfoundland and Labrador, and teaches at the BSW, MSW and doctoral levels, as well as in police and forensic interviewing. He has been called upon to do consulting, training and board work, provincially, nationally and internationally, and has represented Canada in many international arenas. He has been called upon as an expert in court, in judicial inquiries, and on national and international panels. He has an interest in role theory and concepts as applied directly and indirectly in social work including social work roles, roles undertaken by those we try to help, and change of personal and social role functioning in individuals, families, life-long partnerships, groups, communities, organizations and society.

Donald Krill, is a Professor Emeritus teaching part-time at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and part-time with the Ollie Curriculum for retired people. He has a part-time private practice in Denver and does volunteer counseling with the homeless-mentally ill through the mental health association. He worked ad a consultant with pueblo tribes in New Mexico over a twelve year period. In his semi-retirement he has pursued his avocation as a magician-entertainer, practicing what he terms "shamanistic trickery"

Judith A.B. Lee, DSW, Dmin, is Professor Emerita at the University of Connecticut School of Social work. She is the author of the Empowerment Approach to Social Work Practice: Building the Beloved Community and numerous articles and book chapters. She is also an Ordained Roman Catholic Priest and Pastoral and Clinical Director of Good Shepherd Ministries serving homeless and low income people in Fort Myers, Florida.

Mo Yee Lee, is a Professor at the College of Social Work of The Ohio State University. Professor Lee has a dual focus in her clinical practice and scholarly work that includes practice and research regarding a solution-focused strengths-based systems perspective in social work treatment, as well as cross-cultural integrative clinical practice with individuals and families. She is the editor of the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Dr. Lee has published two books: "Solution-focused treatment with domestic violence offenders: Accountability for change," published by the Oxford University Press in 2003, and "Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work: An empirically based approach to assessment and treatment," published by the Oxford University Press published in 2009.

Robert MacFadden, is the Director of Continuing Education and a professor of Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. He is a pioneer in the area of the application of information technology in human services, including the use of IT to deliver clinical social work practice and education. He has taught clinical social work courses for over twenty-five years and has practiced in agencies and in private practice. With several levels of training in hypnosis, Professor MacFadden has integrated hypnosis into his clinical practice. More recently he has specialized in...

Review:

In the fifth edition of this seminal text, Francis Turner has once again gathered information useful for the educator, student, and practitioner alike. Each of the expertly written thirty-eight chapters provides a rich resource filled with theory-based explanations, and a framework for the subsequent concepts and strategies that lead to intervention success. In each of the approaches to practice, one unified message is heard throughout the chapter, clearly calling for an open and flexible approach to practice that takes into account all aspects of the person's internal and external environment. Solving problem behaviors is never simple and providing an interlocking framework that allows for choice in selecting theoretical perspectives opens the door to consistent, comprehensive, efficient, and effective service delivery. Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Cincinnati This much-needed update to Turner's classic and comprehensive text on social work treatment theories includes nine new theories that have become influential in social work practice since the fourth edition published in 1996. It is essential that experienced practitioners as well as those new to the field be conversant with the theories and approaches that are shaping social work practice today. Turner's new edition, authored by recognized scholars and experienced clinicians, brings together all of the relevant social work treatment theories in today's postmodern world, making it easy for readers to become informed and to begin applying the theories in their practice. Wallace J. Gingerich, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

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