Resiliency: An Integrated Approach to Practice, Policy, and Research

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After a decade of informing students and practitioners in the field, Resiliency: An Integrated Approach to Practice, Policy, and Research, 2nd edition, updates Roberta R. Greene's seminal text on resiliency theory for a new decade. Emerging from the ecological and systems frameworks of the profession's person-in-environment approach, resiliency theory offers social workers a perspective that is empirically based, practical, and focused on personal strengths.

Illustrated with clear examples of resiliency-based practice in a variety of settings and drawing on numerous social work approaches, Resiliency equips readers with specific intervention strategies to nurture and supports clients' strengths, self-efficacy, and ability to adapt to changing circumstances, and heal.

The included CD makes the new edition of Resiliency especially applicable in social work classrooms, but students and teachers alike as well as practitioners, policymakers, and researchers will value this update, for the latest thinking regarding an important paradigm that underscores the heroic nature of human endurance and fortitude.

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Roberta R. Greene, PhD, MSW, is a chair in gerontology at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, and a clinical social worker with a PhD in human development. She has worked for NASW as a staff member and was instrumental in passing the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act. She has also worked for the Council on Social Work Education as a curriculum development specialist.

Dr. Greene has written a classic text used in schools of social work around the country: Human Behavior and Social Work Practice, now in its third edition. That text is complemented by Human Behavior Theory: A Diversity Framework, which is in its second edition. Dr. Greene is also known for her expertise on Erik Erikson and has written a chapter for the Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare. Her article on resilience appears in the Encyclopedia of Social Work.

The author of 12 books and numerous research articles, Dr. Greene is currently continuing her scholarship through filmmaking and Web site design. In addition, she serves on a number of editorial review boards and was a recipient of the 2004 NASW Pioneer Award and the AGE-SW 2005 Career Achievement Award.

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