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.
Clinical Practice With Children
The dimensions of clinical work with children have changed markedly in recent years. Political and economic factors have affected mental health and social services settings, greatly constraining child therapists by limiting the scope and time they can devote to their clients, many of whom are in dire need of more intensive treatment. This environment has fostered the medicalization of child mental health services with a consequent atomization of how children's difficulties are conceptualized. One effect of this development has been narrowing the way that therapy itself is conceptualized and limiting goals for child therapy regardless of need. Ironically, just as these developments have denuded child mental health services, there have been concurrent developments ...