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.

Introduction to the Abridged Second Edition

Introduction to the Abridged Second Edition
Introduction to the abridged second edition

Essentials of Clinical Social Work, which consists of newly updated contributions originally appearing in the second edition of Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work (2011), offers readers a comprehensive introduction to the world of advanced clinical practice. In its 16 chapters, both traditional and newly emerging theories of practice are described in detail, major modalities of treatment are examined, and some of the most critical issues and clinical challenges facing social workers are treated in depth. In each instance, contributions come from well-recognized experts in that particular field of practice.

The clinical social work field continues to change and evolve. These are but a few of the more important developments addressed in this volume:

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