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Social Work in Health Care: A Handbook for Practice

by Kay Davidson

Here is an outstanding reference book of major readings in the field of social work in health care. Practitioners, educators, researchers, and students can use this landmark two-part volume to review dominant...


From Prevention to Wellness Through Group Work

by Joan K Parry

Offering some of the most advanced thinking and practice in the arena of social work with groups, From Prevention to Wellness Through Group Work synthesizes the discussions and findings from the Annual Symposium...


Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Guide to Bibliotherapy

by Jean A Pardeck

Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Guide to Bibliotherapy introduces clinical social workers and other helping professionals to bibliotherapy, an innovative approach to helping individuals deal...


Community Programs for the Depressed Elderly: A Rehabilitation Approach

by Ellen D Taira

International experts offer insights into rehabilitative work with the depressed elderly, including examples of successful treatment models, assessment and prevention techniques, as well as other helpful methods...


Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars

by Gary W Peterson & Suzanne Steinmetz

Meet the men and women whose groundbreaking work elevated the field of family studies!

In Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars, you'll find 40 autobiographies...


Performance Evaluation in the Human Services

by Simon Slavin, Wayne Matheson & Kenneth Millar

Performance Evaluation in the Human Services is a practical, specific book for managers on how to conduct performance evaluations. The book moves beyond the traditional rating scale and focuses on a new model...


Optimizing Housing for the Elderly: Homes Not Houses

by Leon A Pastalan

Discover the diverse range of housing options available to the elderly population with this excellent new book. This timely volume addresses the public policy and design and development issues that must necessarily...


Grandparents as Carers of Children with Disabilities: Facing the Challenges

by Phillip Mccallion & Matthew Janicki

Older adults caring for developmentally disabled children have special needs. Are you and your agency doing all you can to help?Grandparents as Carers of Children with Disabilities: Facing the Challenges provides...


Social Work Intervention in an Economic Crisis: The River Communities Project

by Martha Baum & Pamela Twiss

With the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s, economic devastation hit the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, region. Social Work Intervention in an Economic Crisis strives to deepen understanding of the impact...


Technology Applications in Prevention

by Steven Godin

Control health care costs with these cost-effective, technology-based prevention/intervention techniques!

In 2001, Americans spent $1.4 trillion on health care services. By 2010, health care costs are forecasted...


Social Work Practice: A Systems Approach, Second Edition

by B Harold Chetkow-Yanoov

Replete with numerous diagrams, charts, tables, and exercises, the second edition of Social Work Practice: A Systems Approach brings alive the systems model of social work practice. Learning systems analysis...


HIV/AIDS and the South African State: Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Respond

by Annamarie Bindenagel Šehovic

This book does not seek to absolve the South African state of its responsibility to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Moreover, it argues that although the state, the government, before, during, and after the...


An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction

by Stephen Parkin

Exploring the value of photography and video as legitimate forms of social enquiry, An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction constitutes a guidebook for conducting applied visual sociology within...


Representations of HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Hispano-American and Caribbean Culture: Cuerpos suiSIDAs

by Gustavo Subero

Exploring the mechanisms and strategies used in different cultures across Hispano-America and the Caribbean to narrativise, represent and understand HIV/AIDS as a social and human phenomenon, this book examines...


Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus: Repression, Transformation and Assistance

by Dave Holmes, Jean Daniel Jacob & Amélie Perron

A comprehensive exploration of contested psychiatric practices in healthcare settings, this interdisciplinary volume brings together recent scholarship from the US, Canada, the UK, Europe and Australia, to provide...


Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy, Fifth Edition

by J. Scott Rutan, Walter N. Stone & Joseph J. Shay

Regarded as the definitive practitioner reference and text, this accessible work addresses how to set up therapy groups and make them work. A wealth of clinical material illustrates the components of effective...


A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work: Connecting Indigenous Knowledge and Practice

by Lorraine Muller

Lorraine Muller outlines a theory for professional practice with Indigenous clients in the human services, based on traditional Indigenous knowledge and spirituality.


Contemporary Social Work Practice: A Handbook for Students

by Barbra Teater

An introduction to the diverse settings of social work, detailing the relevant policy context, methods and approaches.


Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween

by Melissa Atkins Wardy & Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Containing practical, specific parenting advice; strategies for effecting change with educators, store managers, corporations, and more; and tips for challenging and changing the media, this essential guide...


Emerging Market Local Currency Bond Yields and Foreign Holdings in the Post-Lehman Period: A Fortune or Misfortune?

by Christian Ebeke & Yinqiu Lu

The paper shows that foreign holdings of local currency government bonds in emerging market countries (EMs) have reduced bond yields but have somewhat increased yield volatility in the post-Lehman period. Econometric...