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Title Social work practice in the addictions / Michael G. Vaughn, Brian E. Perron, editors.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Springer, [2013]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCOEBC    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Contemporary social work practice
Contemporary social work practice.
Contents Overview and Foundations -- Historical and Contemporary Perspectives / Matthew O. Howard, Eric L. Garland, Ahmed Whitt -- Epidemiology / Michael Fendrich -- Etiology / Michael G. Vaughn -- Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment -- Assessment Strategies for Substance Use Disorders / Michael Mancini -- Language of Diagnosis / Brian K. Ahmedani, Brian E. Perron -- Brief Motivational Interventions to Change Problematic Substance Use / Mark A. Ilgen, Joseph E. Glass -- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Substance Use Disorders: Theory, Evidence, and Practice / M. Teresa Granillo, Brian E. Perron, Christopher Jarman, Sarah M. Gutowski -- The Philosophy and Practice of Alcoholics Anonymous and Related 12-Step Programs / Joseph G. Pickard, Alexandre Laudet, Ivana D. Grahovac -- Culture, Diversity and Special Populations -- A Framework for Integrating Culture, Diversity, and Social Justice in Addictions / Felipe González Castro, Natalie J. Gildar -- Empirical Status of Culturally Competent Practices / Flavio F. Marsiglia, Jaime Booth -- Adolescents / Kimberly Bender, Stephen Tripodi, Jacoba Rock -- Women and Families / Bonnie Carlson -- Older Adults / Paul Sacco, Alexis Kuerbis -- Addiction and Social Policy -- Alcohol Policy / Jennifer Price Wolf, Lorraine T. Midanik -- Drug Control Policies: Problems and Prospects / Maayan Lawental Schori, Eli Lawental -- Conclusions and Future Directions / Brian E. Perron, Michael G. Vaughn.
Note Includes index.
Summary At the beginning of history, people abused intoxicating substances and grappled with the consequences as best they could. In more recent times, the healing professions made recognizing, understanding, and treating addictions major priorities. Today, social workers are the largest group providing assessment, prevention, and treatment services for persons with addictions, necessitating rigorous, up-to-date information sources concerning the vulnerable and often stigmatized clients they encounter in daily practice. Reflecting a strong basis in social justice and ethics, Social Work Practice in the Addictions assembles the current evidence base in one readable, comprehensive volume. It begins by tracing the history of approaches to addiction and its treatment, from early morality-based concepts to today's multilayered models. From there, contributors present the latest findings on epidemiology and etiology, assessment and treatment options, working meaningfully with diverse populations, and possibilities for future research. Coverage is interdisciplinary, with experts representing psychology, psychiatry, public health, and other related fields as chapters: Review frequently used assessment tools.Decode the language of diagnosis.Detail effective treatment strategies, including motivational interventions, recovery/12-step facilitation, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.Offer a framework for integrating diversity and social justice into addictions practice.Critique current alcohol and drug control policies.Model non-judgmental social work practice. Social Work Practice in the Addictions is a trustworthy guide for social work professionals, educators, and counselors looking to hone critical competencies, keep abreast of the field, and maintain an open mind.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Substance abuse.
Substance abuse -- Treatment.
Social service -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Vaughn, Michael G.
Perron, Brian E.
ISBN 9781461453574 (electronic bk.)
1461453577 (electronic bk.)
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