This brief version of Jerrold R. Brandell's Theory & Practice of Clinical Social Work assembles coverage of the most vital topics for courses in Clinical Social Work/Advanced Practice. Written by established contributors in the field, this anthology addresses frameworks for treatment, therapeutic modalities, specialized clinical issues and themes, and dilemmas encountered in clinical social work practice. Now available in paperback and roughly half the size of the full-length version, Essentials of Clinical Social Work comes at a reduced cost for students who need to learn the basics of the course.

Neurobiology and Clinical Social Work

Neurobiology and Clinical Social Work
Neurobiology and clinical social work
Dennis Miehls

This chapter elucidates the burgeoning influence of neurobiology on clinical social work practice. Contemporary literature from the broad fields of infant research, child development theory, contemporary attachment theory, trauma theory, cognitive neuroscience, relational theory, and psychodynamic clinical theory is converging in a synergistic and interesting manner that supports the notions that human beings are resilient and that change is possible across the life cycle, even if individuals have experienced unfortunate traumatic begin nings. In its broadest sense, the term neurobiology is used here to discuss current research findings on brain function(s); a summary of the literature, which suggests that relationships have the capacity to build and rebuild certain parts of the brain that influence ...

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