Synopses & Reviews
Walsh's concise, comprehensive text covers eleven major clinical practice theories that social workers commonly use in their assessment, planning, and intervention tasks with individuals, families, and groups. The book offers you a broad view of the field of practice, while still providing a close-up view of each theory discussed.
About the Author
Joseph Walsh received his MSW and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is Associate Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches courses in generalist practice, clinical practice, research, and mental and emotional disorders. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. Joe has provided services to older adult and general outpatient populations, but he specializes in services to people with serious mental illness and their families. He is the author of two other Brooks/Cole texts, CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT WITH PERSONS HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS and THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.
Table of Contents
1. Thinking about Theory. 2. A Social Work Perspective on Clinical Theory and Practice. 3. Psychodynamic Theories I: Ego Psychology. 4. Psychodynamic Theories II: Object Relations Theory. 5. Family Systems Theory. 6. Behavior Theory. 7. Cognitive Theory. 8. Interpersonal Therapy. 9. Structural Family Theory. 10. Solution- Focused Therapy. 11. Motivational Interviewing. 12. Narrative Theory. 13. Crisis Theory.