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Relational Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations

  • Integrates skill learning with population-specific knowledge

  • Explains the adaptability of relational theory

  • Covers a wide range of populations including the religious spectrum and survivors of life-changing events

  • Provides a variety of detailed case examples

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Essential Clinical Social Work Series (ECSWS)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Foundations of Relational Diversity Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Judith B. Rosenberger
      Pages 3-12
    3. The Color of Whiteness and the Paradox of Diversity

      • Neil Altman, Neil Altman
      Pages 55-66
    4. Relational Social Work and Religious Diversity

      • Frederick J. Streets
      Pages 67-78
  3. Racial and Ethnic Diversities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79
    2. Relational Social Work Practice with Asian American Populations

      • Monit Cheung, Carol A. Leung
      Pages 107-124
  4. Religious Diversities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141
    2. Relational Social Work Practice with Evangelical Christian Clients

      • David P. Cecil, Kenneth M. Stoltzfus
      Pages 143-161
  5. Diversities of Sexual Identity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195
  6. Diversities Founded on Life-Altering Experience

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215

About this book

Social work and relational theory have long been clinical comrades, given their shared goals and ideals. This close fit continues to be productive as client populations and their needs grow more diverse.

Clinical Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations sorts through vital matters of race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion and social status--and addresses groups and issues often seen in practice but rarely encountered in print--with a profound understanding of the healing power of relational-based treatment. Case examples illustrate all stages of social work process, offering practice guidelines for working with members of diverse groups while emphasizing the uniqueness of every therapeutic dyad. The coverage recognizes the multiple relationships that comprise individuals' lives as well as the individuality that co-exists within group identity. And the contributors carefully show readers how to check themselves for biases and us-versus-them thinking and how to develop confidence along with clinical skills. Included in this first-of-its-kind text:

· Practice technique and research support for relational therapy.

· Whiteness: Deconstruction of a practice paradox.

· Racial and ethnic diversity, including African American, Latino, Asian American, and Asian Indian clients.

· Religious diversity: evangelical Christians, Muslim, and Orthodox Jewish clients.

· Diversity of sexual identity: LGBT clients.

· Diversity of life-altering experiences: combat veterans, reentry from incarceration, homelessness.

· Plus: background chapters providing a framework for applying relational theory to social work.

Bridging the knowledge gaps between the diversity literature and the practical literature, Relational Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations supplies clinical social work professionals, educators, and counselors with tools and concepts for effective, efficient practice.

Keywords

  • Clinical Social Work
  • Clinical practice with African American Clients
  • Clinical social work with Muslim clients
  • Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice
  • Diversity in clinical social work
  • Multicultural social work
  • Racial diversity
  • Relational Social Work Practice
  • Relational Theory
  • Religious diversity
  • Social work practice with Asian Americans
  • Social work practice with Evangelical Christian Clients
  • Therapeutic relationship
  • Working with diverse populations

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Silberman School of Social Work, City University of New York, New York, USA

    Judith B. Rosenberger

About the editor

Dr. Rosenberger is a Professor at the Hunter College School of Social Work, where she chaired the Human Behavior area and Post Master’s Program in Clinical Social Work for many years. She teaches clinical theory and practice and has practiced in public and private mental health care for over 25 years. She has post-doctoral education in psychoanalysis, clinical supervision and contemporary theory.

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eBook USD 89.00
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Softcover Book USD 119.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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Hardcover Book USD 169.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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