This book provokes sociological questions about the expanding number of paradigms of clinical social work and the application of clinical theory. It enhances clinical social workers' ability to make sense of people's lives so that we may help them in their struggles.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Case. Part II. Paradigms. Ego Psychology and Object Relations Theory. Kohut's Self-Psychology. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Control-Mastery Theory. The Cognitive Therapy Model. Ericksonian Approaches in Social Work. Postmodern Family Therapy: New Voices in Clinical Social Work. Part III. Metaparadigms. The Feminist Approach to Clinical Social Work. Meaning-Making as a Metaframework for Clinical Practice. Prescriptive Eclectic Psychotherapy. Clinical Social Work in the 21st Century: Behavioral Managed Care is Here to Stay! The Paradigms and Long-Term Trends in Clinical Social Work. Epilogue. Author Index. Subject Index.
Rachelle A. Dorfman