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The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul
van Dernoot Lipsky, Laura
Whether we are overwhelmed by work or school; our families or communities; caretaking for others or ourselves; or engagement in social justice, environmental advocacy, or civil service, just a few subtle shifts can help sustain us. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, bestselling author of Trauma Stewardship, shows us how by offering concrete strategies to help us mitigate harm, cultivate our ability to be decent and equitable, and act with integrity. The Age of Overwhelm aims to help ease our burden of overwhelm, restore our perspective, and give us strength to navigate what is yet to come.
Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice (2nd Edition)
Goldstein, Eda G.
When Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice was first published in 1984, it met the challenge of filling a void in the field. A decade later, it is still being widely used in the classroom and by practitioners and supervisors. While ego psychological theory still holds a preeminent position in clinical social work practice, the field has changed in many significant ways. In this revised edition, Dr. Eda Goldstein addresses these major changes as she brings the reader up to date.
The fifteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass. Danny was petrified and clung to me in desperation as I carried him to my car. Trapped in his own dark world, he couldn't understand why his parents no longer loved or wanted him, and were sending him away. While Danny's parents have everything they could wish for in material terms, they are unable to care for their only child. This is where Cathy comes in. On a cold dark evening Danny finds a place in her home where he can be himself; away from his parents' impatience and frustration. Often in his own little world, six-year-old Danny finds it difficult to communicate, finding solace in his best friend and confidant George -- his rabbit. Cathy quickly becomes aware of his obsessively meticulous behaviour in addition to his love of patterns, he sees them everywhere and creates them at any opportunity -- in his play and also with his food. She realises that patience is the key to looking after Danny as well as her well-tried strategies for managing children's behaviour. With his father refusing to cooperate, it becomes increasingly likely that Danny will be living with Cathy permanently until she gets an opportunity to speak her piece.
Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture
Our society has gone from writing snippets of information by hand to generating a vast flood of 1s and 0s that record almost every aspect of our lives: who we know, what we do, where we go, what we buy, and who we love. This year, the world will generate 5 zettabytes of data. (That’s a five with twenty-one zeros after it.) Big data is revolutionizing the sciences, transforming the humanities, and renegotiating the boundary between industry and the ivory tower.What is emerging is a new way of understanding our world, our past, and possibly, our future. In Uncharted, Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel tell the story of how they tapped into this sea of information to create a new kind of telescope: a tool that, instead of uncovering the motions of distant stars, charts trends in human history across the centuries. By teaming up with Google, they were able to analyze the text of millions of books. The result was a new field of research and a scientific tool, the Google Ngram Viewer, so groundbreaking that its public release made the front page of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, and so addictive that Mother Jones called it "the greatest timewaster in the history of the internet."Using this scope, Aiden and Michel - and millions of users worldwide - are beginning to see answers to a dizzying array of once intractable questions. How quickly does technology spread? Do we talk less about God today? When did people start "having sex" instead of "making love"? At what age do the most famous people become famous? How fast does grammar change? Which writers had their works most effectively censored by the Nazis? When did the spelling "donut" start replacing the venerable "doughnut"? Can we predict the future of human history? Who is better known - Bill Clinton or the rutabaga?All over the world, new scopes are popping up, using big data to quantify the human experience at the grandest scales possible. Yet dangers lurk in this ocean of 1s and 0s - threats to privacy and the specter of ubiquitous government surveillance. Aiden and Michel take readers on a voyage through these uncharted waters.
Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work
Brandell, Jerrold R.
Today's clinical social workers face a spectrum of social issues of a scope and severity hardly imagined a few years ago - and an ever-widening domain of responsibility to overcome them. Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work is the authoritative handbook for social work clinicians and clinicians-in-training that catches up with rapid social changes and presents decisive plans for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele.
Child and Adolescent Treatment for Social Work Practice
Although a few textbooks have been written about working with young children in practice settings, until now none has provided the theoretical framework and concrete help necessary for working with children from the first years through adolescence. In response to this pressing need, Dr. Theresa Aiello of New York University has written Child and Adolescent Treatment for Social Work Practice: A Relational Perspective for Beginning Clinicians. Infused with authority, wisdom, and caring that have resulted from twenty-five years of agency, community, and clinical practice, consultation, and classroom teaching, Dr. Aiello introduces and covers comprehensively all the major therapeutic issues and treatment modalities, including play, family, and group therapy. Child and Adolescent Treatment for Social Work Practice clearly demonstrates the intricacies of therapy for students and seasoned practitioners alike. Child therapists, social work students, and guidance counselors will all find this text to be an invaluable guide to their chosen occupation.
Social Work Supervision: Classic Statements and Critical Issues
This comprehensive view of historical and current approaches to social work supervision is drawn from a cross-section of technique-oriented as well as theoretical articles from 1903 to the present. Dr. Munson offers social work students, instructors, and practicing supervisors valuable practical guidelines and a solid intellectual foundation for an effective and efficient approach to social work supervision. SC, 394 pages.
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