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Cultural Equity and the Displacement of Othering  

Rhea Almeida

This article proposes social equity as a paradigm to guide social work practice and education. “Cultural equity” encompasses the multiplicity of personal, social, and institutional ... More

Culture and Identity in Generic Social Work  

Ramona W. Denby and Allison Bowmer

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Nov 2013
The notion of culture, while vast, is often conceptualized through an examination of gender, race, and ethnicity; class and economics; religion; sexual orientation; and even age. Culture ... More

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  

Janet B. W. Williams

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association is referred to ... More

Digital Technology in Social Work  

Frederic G. Reamer

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Jan 2015
Digital, online, and other electronic technology has transformed the nature of social work practice and education. Contemporary social workers can provide services to clients by using ... More

Direct Social Work Practice  

Joseph Walsh

Direct social work practice is the application of social work theory and/or methods to the resolution and prevention of psychosocial problems experienced by individuals, families, and ... More

Disasters  

David F. Gillespie

Disasters are a form of collective stress posing an unavoidable threat to people around the world. Disaster losses result from interactions among the natural, social, and built ... More

Divorce  

Karen Kayser and Jessica K. M. Johnson

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry presents the demographic trends of divorce and the social changes that have impacted the divorce rate. A cultural perspective of divorce is provided by analyzing divorce in the ... More

Dual Degree Programs  

Srinika Jayaratne

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Dual degree programs are growing rapidly around the country with increasing numbers of universities offering students an opportunity to earn an M.S.W. along with another degree. While two ... More

Eating Disorders  

Elizabeth C. Pomeroy and Polly Y. Browning

Eating disorders involve maladaptive eating patterns accompanied by a wide range of physical complications likely to require extensive treatment. In addition, “eating disorders” frequently ... More

EMDR Treatment for Trauma  

Allen Rubin

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the two most empirically supported treatments for adult populations with noncombat, single-episode posttraumatic stress ... More

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