The goal of this book is to clearly describe the underlying theories and basic techniques of each approach in the context of this rapidly changing field. It provides a clear and contemporary description of clinical intervention with individuals, groups and families, as well as explains systems approaches, case management, psychodynamic, behavioral, and cognitive methods.
Describes the underlying theory and basic techniques of system-based approaches to social work, as well as psychodynamic, behavioral, and cognitive interventions. Maguire (University of Pittsburgh) illustrates the methods through ample case studies in each chapter. Topics include CWSE guidelines, types of groups, the six stages of family intervention, Erikson's eight psychosocial stages, defense mechanisms, eight behavioral foci, anxiety disorders, and depression. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)