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.

The Challenge of Clinical Work With Survivors of Trauma

The Challenge of Clinical Work With Survivors of Trauma
The challenge of clinical work with survivors of trauma
Roberta Graziano

Folk wisdom is filled with ghosts who refuse to rest … until their stories are told…. Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events are prerequisites both for the restoration of the social order and for the healing of individual victims.

—J. Herman (1992, p. 1)

Psychic trauma has probably existed since the beginning of humankind. Although the term posttraumatic stress and its related diagnostic classifications have become a recognizable part of the mental health vocabulary only in the past two decades, as well as gaining increasing notice in the media and among the public at large more recently, the concepts underlying the current nomenclature have been observed, ...

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