Description : Moving away from the usual medical-modeled framework of mental health focused on problems, Strengths-Based Supervision in Clinical Practice by Jeffrey K. Edwards takes a postmodern, social construction approach, looking for and amplifying strengths and encouraging stakeholders to use them. Based on research in brain science, as well as from the Information Age/Connectivity Age thinking, the book reframes the focus of supervision, management, and leadership to one that collaborates and builds on strengths with supervisees as competent stakeholders in their work with their clients.
Description : An interdisciplinary handbook about strengths-based clinical practices, this book finds the common factors in specific models from social work, psychology, and counseling. The book ends with a grounded theory informed method that pulls together what each of the chapters report, and posits a theory based on that work. Comprised of 23 chapters and written by leaders in the human services fields, Handbook of Strengths-Based Clinical Practices shows how professionals and students can facilitate change and resiliency in those with whom they work.
Description : "Through the frame of positive psychology, Wade and Jones solidify a next step in conceptualization and practice of supervision. This expansive view of historical, narrative, literary, and theoretical approaches is a significant addition to the supervision literature." Carol Falender, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles "For many of us in mental health fields our "training" in supervision occurred on the job. We mirrored the examples of positive supervision we experienced or tried to avoid the pitfalls we associated with negative supervision experiences. But being a competent and proficient supervisor is far more than emulation or avoidance of past experience. It is a vital aspect of our jobs and requires a pedagogical approach steeped in best practices and evidence. Strength Based Clinical Supervision offers a comprehensive approach to providing sound clinical supervision and should be part of any training program for clinicians who will one day supervise, mentor, or instruct anyone entering the field of mental health services." Carrie Fleider, MSW, LISW-S, Assistant Director for Training, Counseling and Consultation Services, The Ohio State University As evidenced by the recent proliferation of books about positive psychology, there is a growing realization about the importance of focusing on an individual's strengths. Yet there has been little written about positive psychology that applies this approach to training and supervision. To fill this void, Strengths-Based Clinical Supervision combines the principles of positive psychology with research on effective supervision and training from various disciplines along with the characteristics of effective clinical supervisors. Designed for use with courses on clinical supervision in psychology, counseling, social work, the book is also an ideal resource for supervisors of Masterís and Doctoral-level trainees as well as licensed professionals. It emphasizes practical applications and provides examples of questions and prompts to be used in supervision sessions. Chapters feature practical applications of key concepts as well as discussion questions to encourage retention of the material. Key Features: Integrates the basic principles of positive psychology with those of effective supervision and training Emphasizes practical applications of positive psychology to clinical supervision across multiple disciplines Includes examples of questions and prompts to be used in actual supervision sessions
Description : This book presents a practical yet comprehensive framework for thinking about and doing clinical supervision. It provides a strengths based, process phase model that begins with engagement and "carries through" to assessment, goal setting, intervention and evaluation. There is also an intervention section that focuses on the clinical supervisor's administrative role as manager, which includes information on managing risk, and managing the agency/staff "fit". Issues related to culturally competent practice, ethics and legal issues are weaved through the text from beginning to end. To help students learn the complex dynamics of clinical supervision, Dr. Cohen provides a multitude of case illustrations gathered form 30 years of practice experience. These examples are intended to make didactic features of the framework "come alive" as they illuminate the thinking processes of the participants and in most cases, their feelings and behavior as well.
Description : Combining both the theory and practice of strengths-based therapy, Elsie Jones-Smith introduces current and future practitioners to the modern approach of practice—presenting a model for treatment as well as demonstrations in clinical practice across a variety of settings. This highly effective form of therapy supports the idea that clients know best about what has worked and has not worked in their lives, helps them discover positive and effective solutions through their own experiences, and allows therapists to engage their clients in their own therapy. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience, positive emotions, empowerment, and change, Strengths-Based Therapy helps readers understand how to get their clients engaged as active participants in treatment.
Description : By taking a strengths-based approach, this book encourages nursing practice with a focus on individuals' potential and capacities rather than their limits.
Description : First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text for social work educators and students, detailing the state of the field and the place, function, and challenges of supervision in social work practice. This fifth edition takes into account the sizable number of articles and books published on supervision since 2002. Changes in public health and social welfare policy have intensified concern about the social work supervision of licensed practitioners. Tax and spending limitations at all levels of government, combined with the unfolding effects of welfare reform and managed health care, have increasingly emphasized the need for the efficient and accountable administration of health and social services in the private and public sectors. This edition confronts issues raised by these developments, including budgetary allocation and staff management, the problems of worker burnout and safety, the changing demographics and growing diversity of the supervising workforce, evidence-based and licensure supervision, and performance appraisal.
Description : This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. With contributors from the UK and Australia, the second edition builds on the success of the original, which was praised for engaging readers and being a pragmatic and practice-orientated addition to the literature on clinical supervision. This edition is written in accessible style and will appeal to those both new to clinical supervision or experienced. It provides a thought-provoking, user friendly and practical guide to the subject.
Description : Strengths-Based Child Protection is the first textbook solely dedicated to furthering strengths-based practices in a child protection setting. Carolyn Oliver provides an original, accessible, and practical research-based model that focuses on the key to success in this field: the worker-client relationship.
Description : The social worker's guide to integrating theory and practice Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practiceteaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real worldpractice. Fully aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the book linkstheory to practice with clear, concise instruction including adiscussion of evidence-based practice. Twelve commonly-usedtheories are thoroughly explained, with discussion of the strengthsand limitations of each, and applied to real work with individuals,groups, families, communities, and organizations. The book includescase studies and first-person contributions from practicing socialworkers to illustrate the real-world scenarios in which differentconcepts apply. Critical thinking questions help studentsstrengthen their understanding of the ideas presented. Toolsincluding a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and an instructor'smanual are available to facilitate classroom use, providing asingle-volume guide to the entire helping process, from engagementto termination. Practice is a core foundational course for future socialworkers, but many practice texts focus on skills while neglectingthe theoretical basis for social work. Applying Theory toGeneralist Social Work Practice fills that gap by covering bothskills and theory in a single text. Examines the applications of prevailing social theories Covers the most common theories used in micro, mezzo, and macropractice Helps readers understand well-established approaches likestrengths perspective, humanistic and client-centered,task-centered, and solution-focused brief therapy Shows how to apply major theories including ecological/system,cognitive/behavioral, conflict, empowerment, narrative, crisis,critical, and feminist An effective social worker recognizes the link between theoryand practice, and how the two inform each other to culminate in themost effective intervention and most positive outcome for theclient. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practiceprovides students with a roadmap to the full integration ofphilosophy and application in social work.