Neuroscience and Social Work Practice: The Missing Link

Neuroscience and Social Work Practice: The Missing Link

By: Rosemary L. Farmer (author)Paperback

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"The Missing Link: Contributions of the Neurosciences to Social Work Practice" is a supplementary textbook that provides critical missing knowledge about neuroscience and biology that social workers (and other non-medical psychosocial practitioners) need to provide effective services to the individuals, families, groups, and communities that they encounter professionally. It reviews the up-to-date findings from selected areas of neuroscience and present these in a way that persons without a medical background can understand. It shows how and why this new knowledge is needed, and to provide specific examples of how it can be utilized in social work practice.

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Rosemary Farmer is associate professor of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University from which she also earned her Ph.D. Her dissertation is entitled: Selected Effects of Underlying Neuropsychiatric Impairment on Adaptation of Persons with Schizophrenia to a Chronic Mental Illness. Within the Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE) track, she teaches courses on HBSE; psychopharmacology; clinical experience; mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, and family therapy. A prolific author, she has published numerous journal articles on psychopharmacology and neuroscience as they relate to clinical social work practice.


1. Linking to the Neuroscientific Revolution Linking What's Neuroscience, in a Nutshell? Social Neuroscience Book Contents 2. Tour of the Brain Selected Characteristics Selected Functions Selected Geographical Features 3. Neuroscience as Link: Transactional Model Overenthusiasm Underenthusiasm The Model 4. Linking to Social Work: Attaching and Bonding Attachment Theory: Bowlby's Missing Link Bonding (and Oxytocin) Understanding? 5. Linking to Social Work: Trauma Increase Reliance on Science-Based Explanations Incidence and Severity of Problems Linked to Trauma Darryl: The Quest for Better Social Work Practice A Neurodevelopmental View A Multidimensional View Advocating Deeper Than It Need Be 6. Linking to Social Work: Psychotherapy Understanding Practice Opportunities 7. Linking to Social Work: Psychotropic Medications and Drugs of Abuse Psychotropic Medications That Help Drugs That Hurt Transactional Model Revisited Clients' Peril Appendix: Teaching Suggestions References Index About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412926980
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781412926980
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 141292698X

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