Social work & counselling – new resources – March 2012

 

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New e-books:

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Axinn, W. (2006). Mixed method data collection strategies

Walsh, A. (2011). Social class and crime: a biosocial approach

Miller, D. (2011). Child and adolescent suicidal behavior: school-based prevention, assessment, and intervention

New books:

Kemshall, H. (2000). Good practice in working with victims of violence

Chile, L. (2009). Culturally competent practice : a training manual for professionals working with refugees, migrants and people from diverse backgrounds

Tolich, M. (2011). Getting started : an introduction to research methods

Meier, S. (1997). The elements of counseling

Shaw, I. (2011). Evaluating in practice

Social work & counselling – new resources – February 2012

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New books:

Wolcott, Harry F. (2009). Writing up qualitative research

Writing Up Qualitative Research, Third Edition offers time-tested suggestions on every aspect of the process from beginning to end. In this new edition, author Harry Wolcott continues to focus on the writing side of qualitative research, while incorporating new features such as guidelines on how and where to use theory.

Netting, F. et.al. (2012). Social work macro practice

This series helps students understand and master CSWE’s core competencies with a variety of pedagogy highlighted competency content and critical thinking questions for the competencies throughout. The book focuses on work with organizations and communities, including planned change approaches and implementation.

Shulmac, L. (2011). Dynamics and skills of group counseling

Reflecting the author’s vast experience as teacher, researcher, and practitioner, Shulman delivers a current, comprehensive, and practical introduction to methods for effective group counseling. Concepts come to life with vivid cases that include “Record of Service” reports and dialogue from actual groups.

New e-books:

Nakkula, M. (2010). Building Healthy Communities for Positive Youth Development

The Healthy Communities Healthy Youth (HC HY) project has provided grassroots support for the creation of robust, welcoming environments not only for children and adolescents at risk but for all youth. Building Healthy Communities for Positive Youth Development explains the Developmental Assets framework in depth and demonstrates how eight local initiatives across the US have adapted and implemented it to fit the unique cultures and resources of their neighborhoods and the needs and strengths of their young people.

Shah, Sonali. (2010). Disability and social change: private lives and public policies

Combining critical policy analysis with biographical accounts, this book provides a socio-historical account of the changing treatment of disabled people in Britain from the 1940s to the present day. Disability and Social Change asks whether life has really changed for disabled people and shows the value of using biographical methods in new and critical ways to examine social and historical change over time.

Harne, Lynne. (2011). Violent fathering and the risks to children: the need for change

Current family policy approaches emphasise the significance of paternal involvement in children’s lives, yet there has been a silence on violent and abusive fathering in these discourses. This is the first UK book to specifically focus on violent fathering discussing original research in the context of domestic violence. Violent fathering and the risks to children examines fathers’ perceptions of their domestic violence and its impact on children, their relationships with children and their parenting practices.

Social work & counselling – new resources – December 2011

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Biro, D. (2010). Listening to pain : finding words, compassion, and relief

In this impassioned and hopeful book, David Biro reveals how to break through the silent wall of suffering physical and psychological that all too often accompanies pain and illness. Drawing together compelling stories from patients and insights from some of our greatest thinkers, writers, and artists, Listening to Pain eloquently demonstrates how lan- guage can alleviate the loneliness of pain, paving the way for empathy and effective treatment.

Sells, J.N. (2011). Counseling couples in conflict : a relational restoration model

Most therapeutic approaches, especially those of a cognitive orientation, are not very effective in dealing with high conflict relationships–couples often heading toward divorce by the time they seek help. Counseling Couples in Conflict is a resource for counselors and therapists who want to be ready for these uniquely difficult cases.

Arney, F. (2010). Working with vulnerable families : a partnership approach

Working with Vulnerable Families embodies the universal edict – that for societies to flourish we must enhance the opportunities for our children to reach their physical, intellectual, emotional and social potential. For families facing issues of marginalisation, poverty, domestic violence, drug and alcohol dependence or mental illness, such ideals can seem particularly daunting. In a thoroughly candid and engaging style, this groundbreaking text transcends narrow professional boundaries to demonstrate how those working in diverse health, education and social welfare settings can work collaboratively with one another and with parents to protect, nurture and support young children from birth to 8 years.

Sprinson, J.S. (2010). Unconditional care : relationship-based, behavioral intervention with vulnerable children and families

This clinician-friendly guide presents a model for engaging the most challenging children and families who are served by the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and special educations systems. These children are among the most troubled clients that treatment providers will ever encounter. They have been failed by every adult, every treatment modality, and every system of care that they have encountered. Unconditional Care, a breakthrough guide from the founder and clinical director of California’s Seneca Center for Children and Families, offers both a theoretical model and practical guidelines for working with this most difficult group of children.

Social work & counselling – New resources – November 2011

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Lavalette, M. (2011). Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

At the start of the twenty-first century social work finds itself at a crossroads. In Britain social work is shaped by managerialism and marketisation and social welfare services face retrenchment and substantial cuts. In this current climate the book examines the radical tradition to assert that ‘another social work is possible’ and assess its relevance for the movement today. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduates studying social work, as well as social work academics and researchers.

Harris, R. (2008). The Happiness trap

“An exciting alternative to the usual approach of so many self-help books. Harris explains how we can work with ourselves as we are, rather than aggressively trying to alter ourselves. I’m impressed by the simple and effective methods of ACT.”–David Richo, PhD, author of “The Five Things We Cannot Change”

Gardner, F. (2006). Working with human service organisations

Details organizational theories to assist human service students and workers to reflect and act critically and creatively with their organisation.

Taylor, B. (2011). Working with aggression and resistance in social work

Social workers have roles that require them to engage with clients and families who may be reluctant clients , ambivalent or resistant towards those seeking to help and protect. This includes safeguarding roles in relation to children and vulnerable adults, and work to engage with marginalised groups such as young offenders and those with mental health and substance misuse problems.

Adler, R. (2012). Understanding human communication

For over three decades, this has been the best-selling text for the introduction to human communication course. This edition presents current research on many new topics including how we perceive strangers differently in mediated and face-to-face communication, how linguistic labels reflect cultural identity, the differences between conflicts online and in person, and the ways in which gender influences styles of conflict.

New ebook:

Segrin, C. & Flora, J. (2011). Family communication (2nd ed.)

 Chapters include Introducing family communication and basic family processes — Defining family communication and family functioning — Theoretical perspectives on family communication — Family interaction patterns : norms and networks, routines and rituals, stories and secrets — Family interaction processes : power, decision making, and conflict — Communication in family subsystems — Courtship and mate selection — Marriage and intimate partnerships — Parent-child relationships — Sibling communication — Extended family communication — Communication during family stress — Models of family stress and coping — Normative and nonnormative family stressors — Divorce — Renegotiating family communication: remarriage and stepfamilies — Family interaction, health, and well-being — Family interaction and mental health — Family interaction and physical health — Family violence and abuse — Improving family communication and family relationships.