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Strengths Perspective  

Johnny S. Kim

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
In social work practice, the strengths perspective has emerged as an alternative to the more common pathology-oriented approach to helping clients. Instead of focusing on clients' problems ... More

Supervision  

Lawrence Shulman

Supervision of students and practitioners has been important to social work since its earliest evolution as a recognized profession. Central to the process is the idea of one professional ... More

Survivors of Suicide, Those Left Behind When Someone Dies by Suicide  

Julie Cerel and Myfanwy Maple

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Jun 2014
Suicide is a more prevalent cause of death in many countries than automobile accidents, homicide, and breast cancer. Despite this, the experience of people left behind after a suicide is ... More

Survivorship  

Katherine Walsh

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Apr 2014
The term survivor has been applied to people who have endured diverse traumatic or life-threatening experiences ranging from sexual abuse to airplane crashes and wars. In the past 25 ... More

Task-Centered Practice  

Michael S. Kelly

Task-centered practice is a social work technology designed to help clients and practitioners collaborate on specific, measurable, and achievable goals. It is designed to be brief ... More

Technology: Technology in Micro Practice  

Jerry Finn

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Online therapy is the delivery of supportive and therapeutic services over the Internet. Online therapy offers the advantages of convenience and increased access to services. Service ... More

Teen Pregnancy Prevention  

Carol M. Lewis and Shanti Kulkarni

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Aug 2016
Despite downward trends in the U.S. teen birth rate overall, the associated social and economic costs are still significant. Historically, teen pregnancy prevention policy and program ... More

Terminal Illness  

Grace Christ

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The ability of medical technology to prolong life over the past century has forced an examination of the experience and care of the dying. Many diseases that once were expected to follow a ... More

Termination  

Michelle S. Ballan and Maria S. Mera

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The termination phase of clinical practice is an important component of the therapeutic process. The ending of the therapeutic relationship, whether planned or unplanned, can elicit ... More

The Brief Therapies  

Gilbert J. Greene

Research and meta-analysis of research on psychotherapy outcome has consistently supported the use of therapy that is planned from the beginning to be brief. In recent years several brief ... More

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