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.

Social Work Interventions With Alcohol and Other Drug Problems

Social Work Interventions With Alcohol and Other Drug Problems

Social work interventions with alcohol and other drug problems
Maryann AmodeoLuz Marilis López

Too often, when clinicians think of intervening with alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems, they think of chronic alcoholics, heroin addicts, and women with crack cocaine habits. These populations constitute only a fraction of the clients seen in social work settings who have AOD problems. The majority of alcohol- and drug-involved clients have not reached the stage where functioning is dramatically impaired. They are living in families, attending school, holding jobs, and maintaining households.

They often come to human services agencies with presenting problems related to family life, health or employment status, and educational or career goals. Most often, they have not recognized that their ...

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