Moving Beyond Assessment: A practical guide for beginning helping professionals

Paperback | February 11, 2016

byMelissa D. Grady, Eileen A. Dombo

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Moving Beyond Assessment: A Practical Guide for Beginning Helping Professionals is a text designed to help beginning professionals from social work, nursing, psychology, counseling, and other related disciplines navigate the early stages of working with clients in a variety of settings. Theauthors are experienced clinicians, supervisors, and professors who have trained hundreds of graduate students to learn how to assess, intervene, and evaluate their work with clients. In addition to the direct practice focus of the book, the authors address issues such as self-care, the basics ofneurobiology, working with multi-disciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, and supervision. The text has a user-friendly tone and the authors have included numerous practice vignettes and their own personal and professional experiences to exhibit how the content can be applied to real life settings. Beginning practitioners will find tips, tools, resources, and concrete examples they canuse to enhance their work with clients and normalize their experiences in the helping field, while learning how to take care of themselves as professionals. This text is an essential guide for anyone who is seeking to become a helping professional.

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Moving Beyond Assessment: A Practical Guide for Beginning Helping Professionals is a text designed to help beginning professionals from social work, nursing, psychology, counseling, and other related disciplines navigate the early stages of working with clients in a variety of settings. Theauthors are experienced clinicians, supervisor...

Melissa D. Grady, PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor at The Catholic University of America's National Catholic School of Social Service. At CUA she conducts research on sexual violence prevention and evidence-based practice and teaches courses on clinical theory, social work practice, human development, and research. Dr. Grady has bee...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:February 11, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199367019

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. What to know before you even start!3. Cultural and identitiy issues in practice4. How your role will guide what you doPart I: Beginnings5. 1st Session6. Assessment7. Asking the difficult questions: What to ask and how to respond8. Assessing safety of client9. Assessing safety of others in relation to clientPart II: Planning and implementing interventions10. Evidence-based practice and how to use research in treatment planning11. Role of Theory in treatment interventions12. Treatment planning and goal setting13. The middle phase of treatmentPart III: Ending with Clients14. Termination15. Evaluating practicePart IV: On-going issues for consideration16. Supervision17. Technology and social media18. The brain: Beginning knowledge19. Closure20. AppendixIndex