Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice

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Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice

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A Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Second Edition

Author: Peter Lehmann PhD, LCSW

Editors: Nick Coady PhD

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Praise for the first edition

"Finally, a social work practice text that makes a difference! This is the book that you have wished for but could never find. Although similar to texts that cover a range of practice theories and approaches to clinical practice, this book clearly has a social work frame of reference and a social work identity."
--Gayla Rogers, Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

The major focus of this second edition is the same; to provide an overview of theories, models, and therapies for direct social work practice, including systems theory, attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, the crisis intervention model, and many more. However, this popular textbook goes beyond a mere survey of such theories. It also provides a framework for integrating the use of each theory with central social work principles and values, as well as with the artistic elements of practice.

    This second edition has been fully updated and revised to include:

  • A new chapter on Relational Theory, and newly-rewritten chapters by new authors on Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Existential Theory, and Wraparound Services
  • New critique of the Empirically Supported Treatment (EST) movement
  • Updated information on the movement toward eclecticism in counseling and psychotherapy
  • A refined conceptualization of the editors' generalist-eclectic approach

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 22, 2007
  • Page Count 576
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102867
  • EISBN 9780826110930

About The Author(s) 

Peter Lehmann

Peter Lehmann, PhD, is an Associate Professor at University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work and co-director of the Community Service Center. Dr. Lehmann's publications include three books, including Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention (with Cathy Simmons) and Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice (with Nick Coady). He has also authored seventeen book chapters and twenty two journal articles focusing on social work practice issues.

Table of Contents 

    About the Contributors
    Preface
    PART I: THE GENERALIST-ECLECTIC APPROACH
  1. An Overview of and Rationale for a Generalist-Eclectic Approach to Direct Social Work Practice, Nick Coady and Peter Lehmann
  2. The Science and Art of Direct Practice: An Overview of Theory and an Intuitive-Inductive Approach to Practice, Nick Coady
  3. The Problem-Solving Model: A Framework for Integrating the Science and Art of Practice, Nick Coady and Peter Lehmann

  4. PART II: META-THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
  5. Critical Ecological Systems Theory, Michael Rothery
  6. Individual and Family Development Theory, Elaine P. Congress

  7. PART III: MID-LEVEL THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
    Section A: Psychodynamic Theories
  8. Attachment Theory, Carol A. Stalker and Rosemary Hazelton
  9. Relational Theory, Cheryl-Anne Cait
  10. Self Psychology Theory, James I. Martin

  11. Section B: Cognitive-Behavioral Theories
  12. Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Treatment, Norman H. Cobb
  13. The Crisis Intervention Model, Karen S. Knox and Albert R. Roberts
  14. The Task-Centered Model, Blanca M. Ramos and Eleanor Reardon Tolson

  15. Section C: Humanistic and Feminist Theories
  16. Client-Centered Theory, Michael Rothery and Leslie Tutty
  17. Existential Theory, Elizabeth Randall
  18. Feminist Theories, Christine Flynn Saulnier

  19. Section D: Postmodern Theories
  20. Narrative Therapies, Rudy Buckman, Delane Kinney, and Anne Reese
  21. Constructivist Theory and Practice, Donald K. Granvold
  22. Solution-Focused Therapy, Jacqueline Corcoran

  23. PART IV: SERVICE MODELS FOR HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS
  24. Wraparound in Services to Children and Families, Theresa J. Early
  25. Family Preservation Services, Scottye J. Cash
  26. Interactive Trauma/Grief Focused Therapy with Children, Kathleen Nader and Christine Mello

  27. PART V: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  28. Revisiting the Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Nick Coady and Peter Lehmann

  29. Index

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