Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

by Jacqueline Corcoran;Joseph Walsh

Oxford University Press, USA | January 30, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook) |

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This revolutionary user-friendly textbook not only guides social workers in developing competence in the DSM system of diagnosis it also assists them in staying attuned during client assessment to social work values and principles: a focus on client strengths concern for the worth and dignity of individuals appreciation of environmental influences on behavior and commitment to evidence-informed practice. The authors seasoned practitioner-scholars provide an in-depth exploration of fourteen major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice including anxiety disorders depression bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment. A risk and resilience framework helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess. Social workers will also learn to apply critical thinking to the DSM when it is inconsistent with social work values and principles. Finally the authors catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively using the best resources available. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples evidence-based assessment instruments treatment plans and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic processes in social work practice.

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Published: January 30, 2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 019988966X

ISBN - 13: 9780199889662

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Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

by Jacqueline Corcoran;Joseph Walsh

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 30, 2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 019988966X

ISBN - 13: 9780199889662

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This revolutionary user-friendly textbook not only guides social workers in developing competence in the DSM system of diagnosis it also assists them in staying attuned during client assessment to social work values and principles: a focus on client strengths concern for the worth and dignity of individuals appreciation of environmental influences on behavior and commitment to evidence-informed practice. The authors seasoned practitioner-scholars provide an in-depth exploration of fourteen major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice including anxiety disorders depression bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment. A risk and resilience framework helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess. Social workers will also learn to apply critical thinking to the DSM when it is inconsistent with social work values and principles. Finally the authors catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively using the best resources available. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples evidence-based assessment instruments treatment plans and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic processes in social work practice.
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