Social Workers' Desk Reference

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Pub. Date: 2022-02-04
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People all over the world are confronted daily by issues such as poverty, a lack of access to quality education, unaffordable and or inadequate housing, and a lack of needed health and mental services. These issues are dynamic and varied, and social workers need to have access to relevant and
timely evidence-based materials to meet the needs of those facing them. The Social Workers' Desk Reference is a comprehensive resource for practicing social workers.

This essential reference is extraordinarily comprehensive and provides updated information in 15 parts covering the profession and its overarching themes; values, ethics, licensure; theoretical constructs; assessment; treatment plans; techniques; individual, family, and group Interventions;
evidence-based practice; case management; community practice; vulnerable populations; behavioral and mental health; school social work; military social work; and forensic social work. All 163 chapters, written by experts in the field, are focused, practical, and contain critical content in addition
to websites and updated references.

The fourth edition follows in the tradition of the first three editions and updates previous topics but fearlessly addresses current salient subjects such as white nationalism, gaming disorder, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ populations, suicide, sexual violence in the military, smart decarceration, the
legacy of racism, neurobiology, technology and social work practice, Islamophobia, pseudoscientific behavioral and mental health treatments, emerging fields of practice, and more. It has greatly expanded its section on vulnerable populations to address the wide variety of diversity in the U.S.

Author Biography

Lisa Rapp-McCall, MSW, Ph.D, Professor, Graduate Social Work Program, and Research Associate, Maribeth Durst Applied Research Institute at Saint Leo University. Lisa served as an associate editor on the third edition of the Social Worker's Desk Reference.

Kevin Corcoran, JD, PhD, MSW, Professor, University of Alabama School of Social Work. Kevin was the Editor-in-Chief for the third edition of Social Worker's Desk Reference, has been an editor of multiple journals, and has organized several large-scale publishing projects including six editions of
the Measures of Clinical Practice volumes.

Al Roberts was was Professor of Social Work and Criminal Justice, Rutgers University and the editor of the first and second editions of the Social Workers' Desk Reference.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Professional Social Worker and Overarching Themes for the Profession
1. Overview of the Social Work Profession.
Lisa Cox
2. Professionalism in the Field of Social Work
Patricia Senger, Courtney Weist
3. Established Fields of Social Work Practice
Valerie Arendt
4. Self-Care for Social Workers
Erlene Gise-Owens
Jay Miller
5. Safety for Social Workers: Responding for Workplace Violence
Pam Criss
6. Technology and Social Work Practice
Melanie Sage, Jonathan B. Singer
7. Leadership in Social Work: A New Direction
Lakeya Cherry
8. Disasters in times of Sheltering in Place: Social Work and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Daphne S, Cain
9. Suicide: An Overview
Jonathan B. Singer
10. LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice in Social Work
Tyler M. Arguello
11. Social Justice in Social Work: A Foundational Understanding
Natasha Wine Miller Bragg
12. Violence and Social Work
Lisa Rapp-McCall
13. Emerging Fields of Practice in American Social work
Kathryn Conley Wehrmann

Part II: Social Work Values, Ethics, and Licensing Standards
1. Ethical Issues in Social Work
Frederic G. Reamer
2. Regulating Social Work for the Public Good and for Professional Integrity
Dorinda N. Noble
3. Navigating Complex Boundary Challenges
Kimberly Strom
4. Privacy, Confidentiality and Privileged Communication
Frederic G. Reamer
5. Risk Management in Social Work
Frederic G. Reamer
6. Social Work and Digital Technology: Ethical Issues
Frederic G. Reamer

Part III: Theoretical Foundations and Treatment Approaches in Clinical Social Work
7. Theoretical Pluralism and Integrative Perspectives in Social Work Practice
William Borden
8. The Life Model of Social Work Practice: An Overview
Alex Gitterman, Carolyn Knight
9. The Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Perspective
Melissa D. Grady, Randall O'Toole
10. Person Centered Therapy
Tara Bohley
11. Principles of Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice
Shelley Cohen Konrad
12. Fundamentals of Brief Treatment
Jan Ligon
13. Solution-focused Brief Therapy
Anao Zhang, Cynthia Franklin
14. Fundamental Principles of Behavioral Social Work
Denise E. Bronson
15. Cognitive-behavioral Therapy
Theresa J. Early, M. Elizabeth Vonk
29. Task-Centered Practice
Anne E. Fortune, Blanca Ramos, William J. Reid
30. Crisis Intervention: Frameworks for Social Worker Practice
Yvonne Eaton-Stull
31. Narrative Therapy
Mark Smith
32. A Family Resilience Framework
Froma Walsh
33. Family Systems
Tara Bohley, Michael McGuire
34. Critical Theories for Social Work Practice
Travis Albritton, William Hall, L.B. Klein
35. The Neurobiology of Toxic Stress: Implications for Social Work
Julie M. Rosenzweig, Stephanie A. Sundborg
36. Harm Reduction for Problematic Substance Abuse
Michael McGuire
37. Fundamental Principles of Trauma Interventions
Joan M. Blakey

Part IV: Assessment in Social Work Practice: Knowledge and Skills
38. Use of Rapid Assessment Instruments (RAIs) in Clinical Social Work Practice
Michael O. Killian, David W. Springer
39. Using Assessment Tools with Children
Craig Winston Lecroy
40. Assessment Protocols and Rapid Assessment Tools with Adolescents
David W. Springer, Stephen J. Tripodi, Stephanie Kennedy
41. Using Standardized Tests and Instruments in Family Assessments
Jacqueline Corcoran
42. Using Genograms to Map Family Patterns
Monica McGoldrick
43. Assessment for Child Trafficking Victims
Javonda Williams, Chris Lim, Valerie Trull
44. Spiritual Assessment
Chris Stewart
45. Identification, Screening, and Referral for Treatment of Problematic and Disordered Gambling
Jody Bechtold, Alyssa N. Wilson
46. Identification, Screening, and Referral for Gaming Disorder
Stephanie Diez, Jody Bechtold

Part V: Developing and Implementing Treatment Plans with Specific Groups and Disorders
47. Treatment Planning for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Schuyler Cunningham, Tim Norman
48. Play Therapy
Nancy Boyd Webb
49. Dating Violence
Victoria A. Anyikwa
50. Social Anxiety Disorder
Bruce A. Thyer
51. Adult Oncology Social Work
Sarah F. Kurker
52. Animal-Assisted Interventions
Diane Scotland-Coogan, Elizabeth Ruegg
53. Dementia and Family Caregiving
Noelle Fields, Joanna Glover
54. Geriatric Depression: Assessment and Treatment
Zvi D. Gellis, Bonnie Kenaley
55. Treatment Planning with Families: An Evidence-Based Approach
Cathleen Jordan, Cynthia Franklin
56. Developing and Facilitating Mutual Aid Groups
Carolyn Knight, Alex Gitterman

Part VI: Guidelines for Specific Techniques
57. Introduction to Direct Practice from a Technique Perspective
Francis J. Turner, Susan P. Robbins
58. Cognitive Restructuring Techniques
Bruce A. Thyer
59. Motivational Interviewing
Jean Paul Hare, Kirk von Sternberg, Shannon Johnson, Mary M. Velasquez
60. Neurofeedback: An Evidence based non-medication Intervention
Schuyler Cunningham, Tim Norman, Steven Warner
61. Mindfulness-based Social Work Techniques
Kielty Turner
62. The Miracle and Scaling Questions for Building Solutions
Mo Yee Lee, Ray Eads, Erica Magier
63. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
Tonya Edmund, Molly M. McLay
64. Developing Successful Relationships: The Therapeutic and Group Alliances
Lawrence Shulman
65. Best Practices: Parenting Techniques
Carolyn Hilarski
66. Grief, Loss and Trauma: A Strengths-Based Approach
Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, Renee Bradford Garcia, Kathleen A. Hill
67. Working with Clients who have recovered Memories
Susan P. Robbins

Part VII: Guidelines for Specific Interventions
68. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for youth and adults
Skyler Milligan Lecroy
69. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Andre Ivanoff, Laura Miller, Claire A. Cunningham
70. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Danielle L. Demailo
71. Exposure Therapy
Keith Bredemeier, Edna B. Foa
72. An Introduction to Problem Solving Therapy
Elizabeth S. Phillips, Hannah M. Thomson
73. Educational Interventions: Principles for Practice
Kimberly Strom
74. The Interface of Psychiatric Medications and Social Work Revisited
Kia J. Bentlet, Joseph Walsh
75. Trauma-Focused Therapy for Children and Adolescents
Alison Salloum, Melissa A. Thompson
76. Effective Couple and Family Treatment for Client Populations
Cynthia Franklin, Catheleen Jordan, Laura M. Hopson
77. Family Psychoeducation for Families of Children and Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses
Mary C. Acri, Mary M. McKay
78. Functional Family Therapy for Youth Behavioral Problems
John A. Cosgrove, Helen Hauser Midouhas
79. Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy
Katherine J.W. Baucom, Felicia de la Garza-Mercer, Monique C. Aguirre, Andrew Christensen
80. Parent training
Randy Magen
81. Best Practices in Social work with Groups Part 1: Foundations
Mark J. MacGowan, Alice Schmidt Hanbidge
82. Best Practices in Social Work with Groups Part 2: Beginnings to Endings
Mark J. MacGowan, Alice Schmidt Hanbidge
83. Mutual-Aid Groups
Olga Molina
84. Social Skills Training and Behavioral Groups
Craig Winston Lecroy

Part VIII - Evidence-Based Practice
85. What is Evidence-Based Practice?
Bruce A. Thyer
86. Posing Well-Structured Questions for Evidence-Informed Practice-Step 1
Eileen Gambrill
87. Locating Research Results for Evidence-Based Practice-Step 2
James Drisko, Melissa D. Grady
88. Critically Appraising Evidence for its Validity and Applicability-Step 3
Danielle E. Parrish, Allen Rubin
89. Integrating Information from Diverse Sources in Evidence-Based Practice-Step 4
Eileen Gambrill
90. Evaluating Our Effectiveness in Carrying Out Evidence-Based Practice-Step 5
Bruce A. Thyer

Part IX: Case Management Guidelines
91. Strengths-based Case Management
David C. Kondrat
92. Case Management and Child Welfare
Khalilah L. Caines, Jayson Caines
93. Case Management and Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Richard S. Glaesser
94. Case Management with Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Suhad Tabahi
95. Social Work Case Management in Medical Settings
Michael Campbell, Roberta Restaino
96. Case Management with persons with Serious Mental Illness
David C. Kondrat, Theresa J. Early
97. Case Management for Human Trafficking Child Victims
Javonda Williams, Chris Lim, Valerie Trull
98. Case Management with Older Adults
Daniel S. Gardner, Aaron Rooney

Part X: Community Practice
99. Consensus Organizing: Facilitating Community Change
Mary Ohmer
100. Community Organizing Principles and Practice Guidelines
Terry Mizrahi
101. Principles and Practices in African American Community Development
Colita Nichols Fairfax
102. The Fair Food Program: A Worker-Led Model for Human Rights in Practice
Vitina L.P. Monacello
103. Social Media: Maximizing the Power of Online Activism
Randy Shaw
104. Asset-Based Community Development
John L. McKnight, Cormac Russell
105. Sport Social Work
Stacy E. Kratz, Stephanie E. Rosado
106. Community Resilience to Natural Disasters: A Social Capital Approach
Grace L. Whaley, Lenore Arlee, Heather Baker, Betty Pfefferbaum
107. Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRCS) and Community Practice
David K. Androff
108. Community Recovery from Mass Shootings
Rob Gordon, Estelli Ramos, Julie Steen

Part XI: Working with Vulnerable Populations and Persons at Risk
109. The Legacy of Racism for Social Work Practice Today and What to do about it
Margaret E. Pittman, Elizabeth Perryman, Deidre McDaniel, M. Taqi Tirmazi
110. Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice
Altaf Husain, Katie Ishizuka
111.Understanding the Risks and Vulnerabilities African American Children Face due to Racism: The Critical Role of Race Relevant Responses
Eric Kyere
112. Social Work Practice with Indigenous and Natives Peoples
Andrea G. Tamburro, Shawnee; Paul-Rene Tamburro, Abenaki
113. Social Work Practice with Latinas/Latinos/Latinx
Susana E. Mariscal, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Alan J. Dettlaff
114. Social Work Practice with African American Families: An Afrocentric Intergenerational Solidarity Model
Cheryl Waites Spellman
115. Social Work Practice with Asians and Pacific Islanders
Jessica Euna Lee, Khadija Khaja
116. Social Work Practice with LGBTQ+ Populations
Richard A. Brandon-Friedman
117. Best Practices for Refugee Resettlement
Bret Webet, Carenlee Barkdull, Isaac Karikari, Reginald Tarr
118. White Nationalism
Aniko Felix, Khadija Khaja, Jeremy Price
119. Islamophobia
Khadija Khaja, Wafa Alhajri
120. Rural Social Work Practice
Barb Pierce, Stephanie Boys

Part XII: Behavioral and Mental Health
121. Substance Use Disorders: Overview, Special Populations, and Treatment Considerations
Sara Beeler-Stinn, Autumn Asher Blackdeer, David A. Patterson Silver Wolf
122. Treatment of Tobacco Use Disorder
Susan B. Trout, Michael H. Baca-Atlas, Stafani N. Baca-Atlas
123. Spiritual Assessment and Intervention
David R. Hodge
124. Assessment and Treatment for Specific Phobia
Bruce A. Thyer
125. Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention with Suicidal Youth
Johnathan B. Singer, Hanna Szlyk, Kimberly H. McManama O'Brien
126. Adolescent Mental Health
Craig Winston Lecroy
127. The Physical Health of People with Serious Mental Illness
Mark R. Hawes, Leopoldo J. Cabassa
128. Reducing Harmful Alcohol Use: Integrating a Screening and Brief Interventions into Routine Social Work Practice
Sara Beeler-Stinn, Autumn Asher Blackdeer, David A. Patterson Silver Wolf
129. Understanding and Treating Autism
Annette L. Becklund
130. Identification, diagnosis, and treatment of Depression in Primary Care
Katherine Sanchez, Alan Kunz-Lomelin, Marisol Vargas Vilugron
131. Pseudoscientific Behavioral and Mental Health Treatments
Bruce A. Thyer
132. The Importance of Empathy to Social Work Practice
Melanie Reyes, Elizabeth A. Segal, Cynthia A. Lietz
133. Multifamily Behavioral Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Barbara Van Noppen

Part XIII: School Social Work
134. Evidence-Based Practice and School Social Work
Roberto Lucio, James C. Raines
135. Trauma Informed Schools
Eileen Dombo, Christine Anlauf Sabatino
136. Violence Prevention in Schools
Matthew J. Cuellar
137. Solution-focused Brief Therapy Interventions for At-Risk Students in School
Cynthia Franklin, Xiao Ding, Johnny S. Kim, Michael S. Kelly, Stephen J. Tripodi
138. School Social Work and Social-Emotional Learning
Kevin Tan, Brenda Lindsey
139. School Social Work with Latinx Immigrant Youth and Families
Leticia Villarreal Sosa
140. Using Data and Evidence in Schools
Natasha K. Bowen
141. School Social Work Advocacy and Leadership in Consequential Times
Robert Lucio, Emily Shayman, Michael S. Kelly

Part XIV: Military Social Work
142. Clinical Practice with Military Families and Children
David Bringhurst, Shawnmari Kaiser
143. Serving the Military Spouse: Current Issues and related Supports and Resources
Elisa Borah
144. Supporting Older Veterans within Clinical Practice
Kari L. Fletcher, Kathryn K. Basham
145. Considerations for Practice with LGBT Service members and Veterans
Kristen Kavanaugh
146. Resilience-Based Interventions for Trauma-Exposed Military Veterans
Shoba Sreenivasan, Robert T. Rubin, Leslie Martin
147. Clinical Conceptualization of the Trauma that Results from Sexual Violence in the Military
Kristen Zaleski, Fred P. Stone
148. Veteran Suicide
Fred P. Stone
149. Military Culture and Help-Seeking
Derrick Kranke, Shant A. Barmak
150. Supervising Military-Connected Practice: An Inclusive and Informed Case Consultation Based Approach
Kari L. Fletcher, Eugenia L. Weiss

Part XV: Forensic Social Work
151. At the Intersection of Social Work and the Law
Stacey D. Hardy-Chandler
152. The School-to-Prison Pipeline
Susan McCarter
153. Testifying in Child Abuse Cases
Viola Vaughan-Eden
154. Assessing and Treating Adolescent Sex Offenders
Karen S. Knox
155. Intimate Partner Violence
Marcela Sarmiento Mellinger
156. Experts in Family Court
Kathleen Leilani Ja Sook Bergquist
157. Smart Decarceration and Social Work
Carrie Pettus-Davis
158. Neurobiology of Trauma for First Responders and Social Workers
Leslie Weisman
159. Effective Community Reentry from Prison
Stacey D. Hardy-Chandler, Bryan W. Jackson
160. Animal-Assisted Social Work in Prisons
Yvonne Eaton-Stull
161. The Question of Immigration and Crime
Carol Cleaveland
162. Death Penalty Mitigation
Emily Reeder Abili
163. The Well-being of Older Adults in Prison
Paul G. Clark

Author Index
Subject Index

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