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For the first time ever, a book has been written tying mindfulness techniques to social work practice. Editor Steven Hick has compiled this collection of essays to provide a model for the use of mindfulness in social work practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Focused on both mindfulness interventions and the development of mindfulness within the practitioner, this book contains exercises for use by social workers themselves or with clients.
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Steven Hick (PhD, University of Toronto; MA, Carleton University) is associate professor at the School of Social Work, Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. He is a writer, teacher, human rights advocate, and researcher. He teaches in the area of mindfulness, human rights practice, social worker formation, and community development. He offers MBSR courses and social worker training in interpersonal mindfulness. He is co-founder of War Child Canada, an organization that educates Canadian youths about war and helps children in war zones. He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship (2008), Social Work in Canada (2nd ed., 2005), Social Work: A Critical Turn (2005), Social Welfare in Canada: Understanding Income Security (2nd ed., 2007), Advocacy, Activism, and the Internet (2002), Children s Rights and the Internet (2001), and Human Rights and the Internet (2000).Review:
"This book discusses mindfulness practice not only in relation to our personal lives and all levels of professional practice, but also to see the value of mindfulness discussed in relation to social change, social activism, and environmental action. The exercises, examples from practice, and
diversity of practice applications will make this book a valuable asset for anyone wishing to include mindfulness in a course curriculum."
--John Coates, St. Thomas University
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