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 Social Work With Adolescents

Clinical Social Work With Adolescents
Clinical social work with adolescents
Randolph L. LucenteJudith Marks Mishne
Individual Treatment

The term psychotherapy was used by Freud, and the theory and techniques of individual psychotherapy have been enriched by the use of classical and newer psychoanalytic theories of mental functioning and psychopathology. These theories reflect the evolving conceptions of psychoanalytic foci: drive theory, ego psychology, object relations theory, self psychology, and attachment theory and the amplifications, modifications, and extensions of all these theory bases that are informed by inclusion of data that are, in turn, derived from infant research, neurobiology, and communication theory; a contemporary philosophy of science; and the intersubjective interplay between the two differently organized subjective worlds of clinician and client.

Alexander (1953) reminds us that psychotherapy is older ...

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