Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective by Sharon B. BerlinClinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective by Sharon B. Berlin

Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective

bySharon B. Berlin

Hardcover | September 15, 2001

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Although social workers have been using cognitive methods of intervention for decades, the use of cognitive therapy in social work settings often requires difficult, on-the-spot juggling. In these cases, it is the social worker's job to relate cognitive therapy's internally focusedexplanations and interventions to the client's particular social situation, which often encompasses severe environmental demands and deprivations. Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective presents a comprehensive cognitive perspective on social work clinical practice thatemphasizes the role of the environment in shaping personal meaning. This perspective combines cognitive psychology's internal focus on how people think about themselves with a look outward toward the environment. It draws on a number of theoretical approaches to explain how the mind works andintegrates these perspectives within a framework that suggests that people operate according to their sense of what things mean. The theoretical grounding for this cognitive-integrative approach is drawn from a range of neurological, social, psychological, and social work theories. It is laid outclearly and carefully and balanced with a generous offering of detailed clinical examples and practice guidelines. By acknowledging the influence of the larger environment on personal problems, this book offers a framework that is likely to be welcomed by social workers. It will also have strongappeal to a range of other helping professionals who see the need for this kind of conceptual bridge to guide therapeutic work along the interactive dimensions of personal meanings and environmental realities. Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective is a perfectintroduction to cognitive therapy for both social work students in advanced social work practice courses and practicing social work therapists.
Sharon B. Berlin is at University of Chicago.
Title:Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.09 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Basic Assumptions and Basic Ingredients2. Meaning and the Mind3. Explicit and Implicit Memories4. Remembering the Self5. Social Sources of Information6. The Fundamentals of Personal Change7. Assessing, Engaging, and Formulating8. The Relationship as a Catalyst for Conditions9. Changing Environmental Events and Conditions10. Changing Behaviors11. Cognitive-Emotional ChangeReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"An excellent presentation of social work intervention, relationship building, and relevant precesses and procedures....Good text with useful guidelines for future (and present) social workers."--Edward F. Little, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale