This new presents a wealth of ideas and methods for using collaborative, strengths-based practice by social workers or counsellors. It looks at the conditions, factors, and practices that most often lead to success in therapeutic outcomes and translates them into common-sense practical methods.
Through in-depth discussion, client examples, clinical vignettes, and exercises the author shows practitioners how to create a respectful attitude by becoming: culturally sensitive; collaborative; client informed; competency based; and change oriented. It is based on decades of research that have been demonstrated to be influential in therapeutic outcomes.
Bob Bertolino, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counselling at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also Sr. Clinical Advisor at Youth In Need, Inc. Bob has taught workshops throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, and the United Kingdom. He has authored or co-authored numerous and is licensed as a marital and family therapist, professional counsellor, and clinical social worker in the state of Missouri, is a National Certified Counsellor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor, and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
This new edition is essential reading for anyone concerned with improving child protection practice. Building on the strengths of the first edition, it provides a deeper understanding of how practice judgements and decisions can be improved in child protection work. *Updates include:* an account of how intuition, emotion, and analytic thinking are combined in practice an analysis of how the nature of the task determines what combination is needed an updated chapter on how we can detect errors new material on how organisations can promote good reasoning skills a... More info
Motivational interviewing (MI) offers powerful tools for helping social work clients draw on their strengths to make desired changes in their lives. This reader-friendly book introduces practitioners and students to MI and demonstrates how to integrate this evidence-based method into direct practice. Melinda Hohman and her associates describe innovative applications for diverse clients and practice areas, including substance abuse treatment, mental health, child welfare, community organizing, and others. Extensive sample dialogues illustrate MI skills in action with individuals and groups. The book also presents best practices for MI training, teaching, and... More info
Do you need ideas for low budget, therapeutic art activities? This book provides all you need to create fun and engaging activities for your clients at little to no cost. Presented with simple 'how to' instructions, each art project is accompanied with guidance on suggested client populations and variations of materials and design to accommodate the limitations, budgetary and otherwise, that therapists frequently face. It also includes strategies and guidance for acquiring materials: extending a modest budget, soliciting donations, and sourcing recycled and natural tools. An easy reference guide for... More info