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Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work

Integrative therapy focuses on the mind-body-spirit relationship, recognizes spirituality as a fundamental domain of human existence, acknowledges and utilizes the mind's power as well as the body's, and reaches beyond self-actualization or symptom reduction to broaden a perception of self that connects individuals to a larger sense of themselves and to their communities. When it was published in 2009, Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work was the first book to strongly connect Western therapeutic techniques with Eastern philosophy and practices, while also providing a comprehensive and pragmatic agenda for social work, and mental health professionals. This breakthrough text, written by a...

Solution-oriented Social Work Practice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 342

Solution-oriented Social Work Practice

Too often in practice, there is a tendency to pathologize clients, requiring a diagnosis as part of the helping relationship. Suppose, however, that most of the client problems that social workers encounter have more to do with the vagaries of life and not with what clients are doing wrong. This powerful idea is the philosophy behind the strengths-based approaches to social work. This groundbreaking practice handbook takes this concept one step further, combining the different strengths-based approaches into an overarching model of solution-oriented social work for greater impact. The strengths perspective emphasizes client strengths, goal-setting, and a shared definition of positive outcome...

A study of solution-focused brief family therapy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 15

A study of solution-focused brief family therapy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Integrative Body-mind-spirit Social Work
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 472

Integrative Body-mind-spirit Social Work

Integrative therapy focuses on the mind-body-spirit relationship, recognizes spirituality as a fundamental domain of human existence, acknowledges and utilizes the mind's power as well as the body's, and reaches beyond self-actualization or symptom reduction to broaden a perception of self that connects individuals to a larger sense of themselves and to their communities. When it was published in 2009, Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work was the first book to strongly connect Western therapeutic techniques with Eastern philosophy and practices, while also providing a comprehensive and pragmatic agenda for social work, and mental health professionals. This breakthrough text, written by a...

Solution-focused Treatment of Domestic Violence Offenders
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 255

Solution-focused Treatment of Domestic Violence Offenders

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Rates of recidivism for domestic 'batterers' following traditional treatment programs has lent urgency to finding alternative methods. This book describes a cutting-edge approach to treatment, 'solution-focused therapy', that focuses on holding offenders responsible for building solutions.

Culturally Competent Research
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Culturally Competent Research

With the changing demographic landscape of American society, there has been a steady increase in studies and research on diverse populations and groups. However, it is not uncommon for these studies to be affected by methodological problems, including but not limited to the problems of overgeneralization, misuse of measurements, misinterpretation of findings, and the interpretation of differences not as diversity but as deficiencies. Simply put, the application of conventional research strategies with a different population does not qualify a study as culturally competent research. This pocket guide adopts ethnography as a meta-framework for conducting culturally competent research. This sug...

Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST)

"I-FAST is an integrative and evidence-informed moderated common factors approach to working with at-risk children, youth and their families. This book is essentially a field manual for practitioners. The book is currently a completed draft of a manual that has been used and revised over the past ten years. It has been used to train practitioners, guide supervision, and conduct efficacy research with families and youth who are at risk of out-of home placement or incarceration, hospitalization, school failure, delinquency, and general abuse/neglect. The manual is designed to be flexible in fitting the needs and worldviews of the youth and families, the systems and practitioners involved, and the nature of the agency delivering the services"--

Family Therapy for Treating Trauma
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Family Therapy for Treating Trauma

"Abstract Family Therapy for Trauma: An Integrative Family Systems Treatment (IFAST-T) offers a stand-alone family therapy treatment approach for trauma, addressing a gap in the trauma treatment literature. The book outlines a flexible yet structured family therapy approach that can integrate intervention procedures from any of the evidence based manualized trauma treatments into a family treatment framework. We show how this flexibility offers great advantages for engaging trauma survivors and their families into treatment, who otherwise would not co-operate with standard trauma treatment approaches. We show how tracking and utilizing client and family frames in the organizing of treatment ...

Violence
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 362

Violence

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-05-01
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Understand violence within its cultural context! To reduce violence, we need to understand what it is, where it comes from, and what it means in cultural context. Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities provides new empirical research and theoretical models to help you understand the impact of violence on various ethnic and cultural groups. From the effects of abuse on Latino children to aged Korean-American women's perceptions of elder mistreatment, this comprehensive volume covers all ages, many ethnic groups, and multiple types of violence. Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities looks at such neglected populations as Mexican, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian immigrants as we...

The Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 528

The Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book

This all-in-one guide is designed to better equip clergy and the church leaders to meet their congregations' needs in a spiritually grounded and scientifically sound manner. Succinct, easy-to-read chapters summarize all a pastor needs to know about a given problem area, including its signs or symptoms, questions to ask, effective helping skills, and, most importantly, when to refer to a mental health professional. Synthesizing what research says about treatment approaches for mental health issues, this user-friendly reference is filled with guidelines, case scenarios, key points to remember, resources for further help, advice on integrating scripture and theology with the best available research, and tips on partnering with others to provide the best possible care for each church member. Each chapter is designed for quick lookup by problem area, empowering church leaders to understand and help meet the challenges facing the children, adults, families, and communities that they serve.