Provide continuous, comprehensive care of patients throughout their lifetimes with this evidence-based guideA Doody's Core Title for 2017!Organized according to the developmental lifespan, beginning with childhood and adolescence and progressing through adulthood and senior yearsEvidence-based recommendationsConservative and pharmacologic therapiesComplementary and alternative therapies when relevantSuggestions for collaborations with other healthcare providersAttention to the mental and behavioral health of patients as solitary as well as comorbid conditionsRecognition of impact of illness on the familyPatient education informationEnd-of-life issuesAN EASY-TO-USE GUIDE TO THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND MANAGEMENT of the full range of clinical conditions seen in primary careNEW CHAPTERS on prenatal care, tick-borne infections, diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, HIV diagnosis and management, and PTSD/TBIGreat for USMLE Step 3 review, board certification, and maintenance or recertificationEssential for primary care trainees, practicing physicians, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants
A practical how-to guide to developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining effective family life education programs.Drawing on the best scholarship and their own years of professional experience, the authors of this thorough
As the occupational therapy profession concerns itself with how people occupy their time during daily life, it is critical for occupational therapists who serve children to understand how to apply their knowledge and skills within the complex and varied environments of the community.A core text for over 10 years, Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings, Second Edition by Dr. Winnie Dunn provides a clear insight into how to conceive, design, implement, and evaluate services that reflect core principles.Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings, Second Edition provides the most current information about providing services within community settings, with material addressing early intervention, early childhood, school-age services, and transitions.The context of this text is rooted in best practice principles from interdisciplinary literature and illustrates how occupational therapy professionals implement those principles in their everyday practices.New Features of the Second Edition: • Updated assessments, evidence, and appendices • Case studies that illustrate the implementation of ideas in a practice situation • Worksheets that outline each step in the occupational therapy process from what to include to how to provide rationale for team members, families, and consumers • Tables and inserts that summarize key points • Information regarding state and federal legislation to guide the occupational therapists in how to negotiate for best practice services within parameters of regulations • Integrated throughout the text is the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework • Additional on-line resources that are available with new book purchasesInstructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings, Second Edition contains many suggestions about how to practice the skills needed for evidence-based practice, making this the perfect resource for occupational therapy students, faculty, and practitioners who serve children and families.
Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its third edition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culture may be understood and the impact of culture in working with families. Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to include a focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of a valuable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essential resource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.
This volume applies critical social theories to family therapy practice, using sociopolitical context for a clearer focus on the power dynamics of couple and family relationships. Its decolonizing approach to therapy is shown countering the pervasive cultural themes that grant privilege to specific groups over others, feeding unequal and oppressive relationships that bring families and couples to treatment. Therapy is shown here as a layered and nuanced process, with practitioners developing an ethical human rights perspective toward their work as they aid clients in negotiating for greater justice and equity in their relationships. The book bridges theory and practice by giving readers these essential tools:Strategies for asking clients about social class.A framework for understanding gender issues within the larger patriarchy.Guidelines for relating concepts of race and class in therapy.Structure for creating the family cartography.Ways to utilize a queer perspective in therapy.Illustrative case examples throughout.Breaking new ground in family therapy, Applying Critical Social Theories to Family Therapy Practice challenges social workers, social work researchers, therapists, and psychologists to push beyond current ideas of social awareness and cultural competence toward truly liberatory client-centered practice. .
This thorough revision of Child Welfare and Family Services reflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in both family and child services. It provides a strong historical context to current programs, issues, and policy decisions; as well as in-depth information on legal and legislative frameworks. A new chapter on child welfare practice, including an expanded treatment of foster care, provides a foundation for social work interventions with children. In addition, new and updated information covers topics such as; child welfare issues with immigrant families, child outcome measurements, forensic interviewing, advocacy, court documentation, federal legislation, child welfare in a global context, cultural competence, protective/preventive services, day care/child development programs, income security, kinship care, family preservation, and adoption.
Shulman's text introduces a model for the helping process based on an "interactional" approach, which uses several theories and skills to build on the client-helper relationship. By presenting the core processes and skills in the chapters on work with individuals, Shulman shows how common elements exist across stages of helping and across different populations. These processes and skills reappear in the discussions of group, family, and community work.
When Bowen was a student and practitioner of classical psychoanalysis at the Menninger Clinic, he became engrossed in understanding the process of schizophrenia and its relationship to mother-child symbiosis. Between the years 1950 and 1959, at Menninger and later at the National Institute of Mental Health (as first chief of family studies), he worked clinically with over 500 schizophrenic families. This extensive experience was a time of fruition for his thinking as he began to conceptualize human behavior as emerging from within the context of a family system. Later, at Georgetown University Medical School, Bowen worked to extend the application of his ideas to the neurotic family system. Initially he saw his work as an amplification and modification of Freudian theory, but later viewed it as an evolutionary step toward understanding human beings as functioning within their primary networkDtheir family. One of the most renowned theorist and therapist in the field of family work, this book encompasses the breadth and depth of Bowen's contributions. It presents the evolution of Bowen's Family Theory from his earliest essays on schizophrenic families and their treatment, through the development of his concepts of triangulation, intergenerational conflict and societal regression, and culminating in his brilliant exploration of the differentiation of one's self in one's family of origin.
Guidelines and recommendations for the most common outpatient conditions – from sources you can trust!•The most current disease screening, prevention, and management recommendations at your fingertips•Consolidates information from nationally recognized government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels into concise, easy-to-apply guidelines•Covers primary care topics in both the ambulatory and hospital settings•Carefully selected for relevance to everyday practice •The perfect balance between brevity and clinical necessity – exactly the amount of information a busy clinician needs – no more, no less•Spans all areas of general medicine•Website addresses for U.S. government agencies and professional societies•Updated evidence-based content