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The Life Model of Social Work Practice: Advances in Theory and Practice (Third Edition)

by Alex Gitterman & Carel B. Germain

Originally published in 1980, this seminal work was the first to introduce an ecological perspective into social work practice. The third edition expands and deepens this perspective, further developing the...


Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment in Children and Adolescents: A Clinical Guide

by Bryce D. McLeod, Amanda Jensen-Doss & Thomas H. Ollendick

This comprehensive volume shows how to use both diagnostic and behavioral assessment knowledgeably and effectively throughout the process of treatment. The two traditions have developed along separate paths--each...


The Columbia Guide to Social Work Writing

by Warren Green

Social work practitioners write for a variety of publications, and they are expected to show fluency in a number of related fields. Whether the target is a course instructor, scholarly journal, fellowship organization,...


Reshaping Theory in Contemporary Social Work: Toward a Critical Pluralism in Clinical Practice

by William Borden

William Borden's persuasive collection of original essays reaffirms the place of theory in social work practice, showing how different theoretical models, therapeutic languages, and modes of intervention strengthen...


Dictionary of Psychopathology

by Henry Kellerman

Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, theoreticians, practitioners, and other allied professionals who together represent the entire arc of the mental health field must be versed...


Class Counts: Education, Inequality, and the Shrinking Middle Class

by Allan Ornstein

Class counts. Class differences and class warfare have existed since the beginning of western civilization, but the gap in income and wealth between the rich (top 10 percent) and the rest has increased steadily...


Heartland Tobacco War

by Andrew L. Spivak, Michael S. Givel & Stanton Glantz

sHeartland Tobacco War chronicles the political and public relations battles between health advocates and forces supported by the tobacco industry in Oklahoma from the 1980s to the present, drawing on previously-suppressed...


Culture, Social Class, and Race in Public Relations: Perspectives and Applications

by Damion Waymer

Culture, Race, and Class-Based Perspectives in Public Relations, edited by Damion Waymer, looks at “diversity in public relations” in a novel way. Several public relations books look at gender or transnational/global...


Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy: Right Versus Left

by Gardenia Harris, Bernard Ivan Tamas & Nancy S. Lind

Covering important social work issues aimed at today's students, paired articles 'talk to each other,' thus setting up a clear 'pro-con' format. Each pair of readings features an introduction with a list of...


Assembling Health Rights in Global Context: Genealogies and Anthropologies

by Alex Mold & David Reubi

What do we mean when we talk about rights in relation to health? Where does the language of health rights come from, and what are the implications of using such a discourse?

During the last 20 years there have...


Handbook of Minority Aging

by Keith, PhD Whitfield & Tamara, PhD Baker

This text provides up-to-date, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive information about aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations in the United States. It is the only book to focus on paramount public...


Challenges in Counselling: Student Counselling

by Kirsten Amis

Facilitate differentiation among client groups with this resource which details student support services across colleges, universities and other educational settings.

At the core of the book are strategies for...


Challenges in Counselling: Loss

by Sally Flatteau Taylor & Kirsten Amis

Draw upon relevant research and the author's experience to outline and contextualise the key aspects of loss: theoretical concepts, approaches and vocabulary terms.

Loss and bereavement is a sensitive area; no...


Challenges in Counselling: Research

by Jim Carmichael & Kirsten Amis

Help both qualified and trainee counsellors understand and engage with past and current research in the field.

This book both explains why research is relevant to practical counselling skills and addresses the...


Challenges in Counselling: Self-Harm

by Dr Andrew Reeves & Kirsten Amis

Home in on the common problems and anxieties your students are likely to encounter in this notoriously difficult area of counselling.

Working as a counsellor carries a high likelihood of working with clients...


The EYFS: A Practical Guide for Students and Professionals

by Vicky Hutchin

Endorsed by CACHE, this is the ideal book for you if you are an early years professional, a Level 2 or Level 3 child care learner, are working in a pre-school or are working as a child minder. This book will...


Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service

by Thomas Ehrlich & Ernestine Fu

Civic Work, Civic Lessons explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service. Its authors are 57 years apart in age, but united in their passion for public...


Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

by Andy Achenbaum

Robert Neil Butler (1927–2010) was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging. One of the first psychiatrists to engage with older men...


American Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in U.S. Literature, 1840-1945

by Gavin Jones

Social anxiety about poverty surfaces with startling frequency in American literature. Yet, as Gavin Jones argues, poverty has been denied its due as a critical and ideological framework in its own right, despite...


Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition

by Christopher K. Germer, Ronald D. Siegel & Paul R. Fulton

This practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness...