Written for all
Written for all
Written for all
An Innovative Approach to Career Counseling: Theory and Practical Application is written expressly for career counselors in contemporary practice. It delivers the wisdom and insight of experienced practitioners who bring the core tenets of career development counseling to life with practical applications, diverse stories from the field, and activities to reinforce knowledge. The authors interweave research, theory, and the challenges of daily practice–encompassing both career and mental health considerations–and demonstrate proven strategies for working with varied populations in multiple settings. Each chapter links subject topics to counseling skills and examines the use of cutting-edge technology in career counseling practice along with examples and tips. Case studies demonstrating real-world applications emphasize ethical dilemmas and highlight diverse approaches, clients, and settings. Additional resources include information on resume development, interview preparation, cover letters, mock interview scripts, and career fair preparation tools.
This book is intended for graduate students pursuing careers as professional counselors in a variety of settings, including healthcare agencies and treatment facilities. All counselors, regardless of specialty or work environment, are likely to encounter clients who have a co-occurring mental and substance use disorder. The book is also useful for experienced counselors who did not receive comprehensive education during their training program but now work with clients who have co-occurring disorders (
The Couple, Marriage, and Family Practitioner: Contemporary Issues, Interventions, and Skills delivers the knowledge and skills to help today’s diverse clients in an increasingly complex world. Sweeping in breadth and depth, this is the most comprehensive guide available to examine contemporary issues and interventions in couple, marriage, and family therapy. Designed for master’s- and doctoral-level students, this book helps clinicians examine their professional identity; describes family systems and systems theory; explores current issues facing today’s families, couples, and children; and details how to apply skills, interventions, and assessments to provide optimal service to clients. The book includes key information about multiculturalism, intersectionality, nontraditional families, and other social justice issues, as well as a dedicated chapter centered on working with people of color and underrepresented couples and families. Each chapter provides clear definitions, descriptions, and relevant scholarship along with activities and examples showcasing the use of systemic theory, contextual issues, major interventions, relevant technology, and skills. Voices From the Field sections written by diverse practitioners working with people of color,
The Social Work Field Placement is designed to help Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work students structure their field placement learning around the nine Council on Social Work Education (
Multicultural Counseling: Responding With Cultural Humility, Empathy, and Advocacy uses a strengths-based and liberatory approach to emphasize that our uniqueness is an asset to be nurtured and approached with humility, empathy, and advocacy. It expands diversity beyond race and ethnicity and enhances readers’ openness to people who are gamers, polyamorous, and of different faiths or no faith at all. The book is organized in three sections. Section I is an exploration of the reader, Section II illuminates the lived experiences of culturally diverse people, and Section III emphasizes practical application and approaches to support culturally responsive practitioners. Each chapter include clinical case scenarios, discussion questions, and activities in the instructor’s manual. Some chapters are supplemented by video interviews.
Social Work Skills for Community Practice: Applied Macro Social Work, Second Edition, aims to prepare social workers to engage in macro community practice by providing straightforward content for social work students that is enriched with practical and applicable learning experiences. The text focuses on building the social work skills required for organizing communities, including cause-based coalitions, geographically/identity-based communities, and health and human service organizations, to achieve culturally relevant, equity- and justice-driven social change. The second edition presents new information that includes self-care for the community practitioner, social work Grand Challenges, cultural humility, community dialogue, trauma-informed and resiliency-focused community development, environmental justice, and many other topics. Its focus on a broad range of community practice models makes it accessible to all social workers. This book is written for social work students and can be used either at the BSW or MSW level. It is intended for use in introductory macro social work practice courses and community practice courses, and it is designed to be accessible to both students who are interested in organizing and community practice careers and those who are likely to apply some of these skills in practice for tasks such as facilitating meetings, coalition building, facilitating public participation, engaging in political activism, and lobbying. This book includes case vignettes and a variety of suggested applied and experiential learning activities and assignments to reinforce content and to emphasize the skill-building focus of the text. The textbook is accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual that includes the Council on Social Work Education competencies covered in each chapter and suggested individual and group discussion prompts and activities. Sample PowerPoints to guide lectures and a Test Bank with multiple-choice and essay questions for each chapter are also available.
In this book, counselor educators contribute a data-driven foundation that includes years of experience in the field and research related to best practices. Current school counselors speak to how the work of school counselors often looks and feels in practice. K–12 students share how the interventions of school counselors have impacted their lives. In addition to ensuring intentionality with the voices present in this text, the authors focus on inclusion of issues that they feel are important to the profession. There is an entire chapter on
This innovative text guides gerontology students step-by-step through the process of searching for, securing, and completing an aging-based internship, practicum, or field placement. It underscores the value of hands-on, community-based learning and provides a framework for identifying experiences that fit a student's academic requirements and professional objectives. The text describes the multitude of interdisciplinary and interprofessional career opportunities available for those working with or on behalf of older adults, ranging from traditional opportunities in health and human services to careers in leisure, business, housing, and finance.
This book serves as a clinical guide to assist clinicians in prescribing psychotropic medications to address mental health conditions. It is used to assist clinicians to understand the key aspects of psychopharmacology. This is the first practical guide for novice and experienced nurse practitioners for explaining and choosing appropriate psychiatric medications. This clinical reference is ideal for students and all clinically oriented healthcare professionals since it provides concise, bulleted-style text for easy access to pertinent information. The book offers readers a broad understanding of the key aspects of psychotropic medications used in general psychiatry and primary-care settings and includes strategies to ease medication decision-making and evidence-based best practices to select and manage psychotropic medications. It is organized into two parts. Part I begins with an overview of general pharmacological principles and a brief overview of neurotransmitters, and covers the rationale for medication use and the risks and benefits of the major classes of psychotropic medications. Part II includes medications across drug classes that are divided by age population and includes practice management strategies, safety considerations, drug interactions, identification of side effects and adverse reactions, basic laboratory test recommendations, treatment options, and self-management strategies. The book ends with important concepts for patient and/or caregiver education and advocacy. It is intended for clinical healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses,