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.

Loss and Mourning A Life Cycle Perspective

Loss and Mourning A Life Cycle Perspective
Loss and mourning a life cycle perspective
Margaret O'Kane Brunhofer

Loss and mourning are universal human experiences, integral to the human condition. Movement through the life cycle naturally involves substantial change and separation, loss of what was and adaptation to what is. Individuals and families are continually confronted with new life experiences, developmental tasks, and life cycle alterations that require adjustment to loss. Sometimes the loss is through death or loss of health, while other losses involve change in role, status, or life circumstance. All transitions over the life cycle pose some degree of loss, either real or symbolic. Children lose the illusions of childhood as they develop and grow into adolescence. Young adults lose the security of their ...

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