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.

Dynamic Approaches to Brief and Time-Limited Clinical Social Work

Dynamic Approaches to Brief and Time-Limited Clinical Social Work
Dynamic approaches to brief and time-limited clinical social work
Jerrold R. Brandell

In a practice climate transformed by the requirements of managed health care and the ubiquitous use of biological interventions, brief and time-limited dynamic treatment approaches have become ever more attractive, both to agencies and to the clinicians who staff them. In fact, in many settings, the luxuries of limitless time and resources are often not available to social work practitioners and their clients, nor are these always necessary or even desirable. In this chapter, the essential characteristics of a dynamic approach to working with clients briefly are presented and discussed.

Historically speaking, the concept of brief treatment and the use of time limits have been neither ...

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