Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients: Second Edition by Ronald RooneyStrategies for Work with Involuntary Clients: Second Edition by Ronald Rooney

Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients: Second Edition

EditorRonald Rooney

Paperback | January 28, 2009

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Involuntary clients are required to see a professional, such as juveniles on probation, or are pressured to seek help, such as alcoholics threatened with the desertion of a spouse. For close to two decades, Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients has led in its honest analysis of the involuntary transaction, suggesting the kind of effective legal and ethical intervention that can lead to more cooperative encounters, successful contracts, and less burnout on both sides of the treatment relationship. For this second edition, Ronald H. Rooney has invited experts to address recent theories and provide new information on the best practices for specific populations and settings. He also adds practical examples and questions to each chapter to better facilitate the involvement of students and readers, plus a section on motivational interviewing.

Ronald H. Rooney is a professor at the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, and author of Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills.
Title:Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients: Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pagesPublished:January 28, 2009Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231133197

ISBN - 13:9780231133197


Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsPrefacePart 1. A Foundation for Work with Involuntary Clients 1. Introduction to Involuntary Practice2. Legal and Ethical Foundations for Work with Involuntary Clients3. Effectiveness with Involuntary Clients4. Influencing Behaviors and Attitudes5. Assessing Initial Contacts in Involuntary TransactionsPart 2. Practice Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients 6. Initial Phase Work with Individual Involuntary Clients7. Task-Centered Intervention with Involuntary Clients8. Work with Involuntary Families9. Work with Involuntary GroupsPart 3. Practice Applications with Involuntary Problems and Settings Section A10. Work with Substance Abusers, by James Barber11. Bringing Up What They Don't Want to Talk About: Use of Brief Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents Regarding Health-Related Behaviors in Opportunistic and Other Settings, by Malinda Hohmann and Chris Kleinpeter12. Work with Men in Domestic Abuse Treatment, by Mike ChovanecSection B13. Involuntary Clients in Public Schools: Solution-focused Interventions, by Cynthia Franklin and Laura Hopson14. Work with Involuntary Clients in Child Welfare Settings, by Julie Altman and Debra GohaganSection C15. Oppression and Involuntary Status, by Glenda Dewberry Rooney16. Work with Involuntary Clients in Corrections, by Chris Trotter17. Involuntary Clients and Work in the Era of Welfare Reform, by Tony BibusSection D18. Applying the Involuntary Perspective to Supervision, by Carol Jud and Tony Bibus19. The Nonvoluntary Practitioner and the SystemAppendixReferencesContributorsIndex

Editorial Reviews

This text focuses on dimensions of practice often missing in practice texts. Many clients come to social work services reluctantly, and engaging them so they benefit from service is a difficult task for any practitioner. Not only does this text place these issues in the foreground, it considers the ethical, legal, and practical ramifications of working with involuntary clients.