First published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to crisis intervention. A treasure trove of practice knowledge, the text equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine a
spotlight on a different aspect of the human condition. Emphasizing the importance of a broad-based theoretical approach to practice, it helps readers avoid the pitfalls of becoming overly identified with a narrow focus that limits their understanding of clients and their contexts.
This sweeping overview of the field untangles the increasingly complex problems, ideologies, and value sets that define contemporary social work practice. The result is an essential A-to-Z reference that charts the full range of theoretical approaches available to social workers, regardless of their setting or specialty.
Francis J. Turner, DSW, MSW, LDD, is Professor Emeritus, School of Social work, Wilfrid Laurier University and Senior Scholar, York University.
1. Attachment Theory and Social Work Treatment Timothy Page 2. Brain Plasticity: An Emerging Therapeutic Technique for Social Work Dan Andreae 3. Chaos Theory and Social Work Treatment Sandra Loucks Campbell 4. Client-Centered Theory and the Person-Centered Approach: Values-Based Evidence-Supported William S. Rowe 5. Cognitive Behavior Theory and Social Work Treatment Ray J. Thomlison and Barbara Thomlison 6. Cognitive Theory and Social Work Treatment Pranab Chatterjee and Suzanne Brown 7. Constructivism: A Conceptual Framework for Social Work Treatment Donald E. Carpenter and Keith Brownlee 8. Crisis Theory and Social Work Practice Diane Mirabito 9. Ecopsychology: Adding "Eco" to the Biopsychosocialspiritual perpespctive David Derezotes 10. Empowerment Approach to Social Work Treatment Judith A.B. Lee and Dr. Rhonda E. Hudson 11. Existential Social Work Donald Krill 12. Feminist Theory and Social Work Practice Eveline Milliken 13. The Four Forces: An Inclusive Model Au-Deane Shepherd Cowley 14. Functional Theory and Social Work Practice Katherine M. Dunlap 15. General Systems Theory: Evolution and Application Nancy Riedel Bowers and Anna Bowers 16. Gestalt Theory and Social Work Treatment Elaine P. Congress 17. Hope Theory and Social Work Treatment Alexander T. Polgar 18. Hypnosis and Clinical Social Work Practice Elayne Tanner 19. Life Model of Social Work Practice: An overview Alex Gitterman 20. Meditation and Social Work Practice Thomas Keefe 21. Mindfulness and Social Work Kirstin Bindseil and Kate Kitchen 22. Narrative Theory and Social Work Treatment Patricia Kelley and Mark Smith 23. Neurolinguistic Programming Theory and Social Work Treatment Brent Angell 24. Oppression Theory and Social Work Treatment Susan P. Robbins 25 Problem-Solving and Social Work Michael L. Shier 26. Psychoanalytic System of Ideas Elizabeth Ann Danto 27. The Psychosocial Framework of Social Work Practice Emilia E. Martinez-Brawley and Paz M B Zorita 28. Relational Social Work: A Contemporary Psychosocial Perspective on Practice Carol Tosone and Caroline Rosenthal Gelman 29. Relational Theory and Social Work Treatment Dennis Miehls 30. Resilience Theory Robbie Gilligan 31. Role Theory and Concepts Applied to Personal and Social Change in Social Work Treatment Dennis Kimberley and Louise Osmond 32. Social Learning Theory and Social Work Treatment Bruce A. Thyer 33. Social Networks and Social Work Practice Elizabeth M. Tracy and Suzanne Brown 34. Social Work Practice in the Time of Neuroscience Robert J. MacFadden 35. Socially Costructing Social Work Dan Wulff 36. Solution-Focused Theory Mo Yee Lee 37. Task-Centered Social Work Anne E. Fortune and William J. Reid 38. Trauma Informed Social Work Treatment and Complex Trauma Dennis Kimberley and Ruth Parsons 39. Emerging Theories Emilia E. Martinez-Brawley Epilogue: SOCIAL WORK TREATMENT VI:SOME FINAL COMMENTS Index