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Title Understanding power : an imperative for human services / edited by Elaine Pinderhughes, Vanessa Jackson, and Patricia Romney.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : NASW Press, [2017]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  361.3 U55U    Check Shelf
Description xx, 274 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Monica McGoldrick -- Conceptualization of how power operates in human functioning / Elaine Pinderhughes -- Legacy and aftermath: the mechanisms of power in the multigenerational transmission of trauma / David Anderson Hooker -- Racial shaming and humiliation : tools of oppressive power / Vanessa McAdams-Mahmoud -- Power-based therapy : transforming powerlessness into power / Vanessa Jackson -- Tsalagi spiral conjurations in ghost country : exploring emergent power differentials with a native American client / Rockey Robbins, Scott Drabenstot, and Mollie Rischard -- The power to recover : psychosocial competence interventions with black women / Lani V. Jones -- Culture, power, and resistance : testimonies of hope and dignity / Makungu Akinyela -- Decolonizing social work practice with immigrants : the power to (re)define / Hye-Kyung Kang -- The power to create equity and justice / Patricia Romney -- The joy of sharing power and fostering well-being in community networks / Ramon Rojano -- Cash & counseling : empowering elders and people with disabilities to make personal care decisions / Kevin J. Mahoney and Erin E. McGaffigan -- Teaching power beyond black and white : recognizing and working with student resistance in diverse classrooms / John Tawa and Jesse J. Tauriac -- Discovering and building respect : a relational model addressing power and difference in medical training / Carol Mostow -- Deconstructing power to build connections : the importance of dialogue Boston Institute for culturally affirming practice -- Power and research / Sarita Kaya Davis -- Re-methodologizing research : queer considerations for just inquiry / Julie Tilsen -- Conclusion and syllabus / Vanessa Jackson, Elaine Pinderhughes, and Patricia Romney -- Index.
Summary Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services expands the perspective on the operation of power in the work of all human services providers. As a first reader on how power operates, this resource provides a base on which to build a more in-depth, detailed conceptualization as training or work progresses. The chapters in the book address the following: multilevel, bidirectional, recursive operation of power; effects of privilege, power, holding and subordination, and nonprivilege to empower and to disempower; and enhancing, transforming, constraining, and undermining people's functioning. This resource offers an opportunity to work toward building a metaview from which to address how power operates when it is just and to discover its potential for healing and helping people to find, discover, reclaim, or enhance their own power; to correct moral dissonance (particularly for power holders/the privileged); to help people liberate themselves from debilitating negative self-esteem and disempowering, entrapping social roles; and to develop people's ability to exercise power justly and effectively. -- from back cover.
Subject Human services -- United States.
Social service and race relations -- United States.
Ethnic attitudes -- United States.
Ethnic attitudes. (OCoLC)fst00915936
Human services. (OCoLC)fst00963360
Social service and race relations. (OCoLC)fst01123303
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Pinderhughes, Elaine, editor.
Jackson, Vanessa, editor.
Romney, Patricia A., editor.
ISBN 9780871015051 (paperback)
0871015056 (paperback)
9780871015068 (ebook)
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