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Employee Assistance Programs  

Sheila H. Akabas

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Employee assistance programs (EAPs), or membership assistance programs when sponsored by unions, are designed to improve worker productivity and motivation by responding to problems that ... More

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  

Tonya Edmond and Karen Lawrence

Since its inception in 1987, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been the subject of lively debate and controversy, rigorous research both nationally and ... More

Family Caregiving  

Sandra Owens and Letha A. Chadiha

There is evidence that family caregiving in the United States has been increasing at an unprecedented rate as a result of various societal issues. This entry provides a summary of the ... More

Genetics  

Joan O. Weiss

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The recent explosion of genetic knowledge that was a product of the Human Genome Project has extraordinary implications for social workers and their client population. It is imperative ... More

Gestalt Therapy  

Clayton T. Shorkey and Michael Uebel

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Jun 2013
The entry defines Gestalt therapy, including brief history, major influences, contributors, and current status of Gestalt therapy in terms of memberships and journals. Key concepts are ... More

Grief and Loss  

Sara Sanders, Matthew Tvedte, and Mercedes Espinal-Lujan

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Feb 2017
This article summarizes the history of grief theory and provides an overview of major theoretical frameworks for understanding grief and grief work. Specific types of losses are defined ... More

Health Care Social Work  

Shirley Otis-Green

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Health social work is a subspecialization of social work concerned with a person's adjustment to changes in one's health and the impact this has on that person's social network. Social ... More

Health Care: Overview  

Colleen Galambos

This entry provides an overview of the state of health care in the United States. Service delivery problems such as access and affordability issues are examined, and health care ... More

Health Care: Practice Interventions  

Lois F. Cowles

Social work in health care emerged with immigration and urbanization associated with industrialization, and the resultant shift from physician visits to the patient's home and workplace to ... More

Humanistic Therapies  

Jessica Grogan and Frank C. Richardson

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The Humanistic Psychology Movement, which began in 1962 and flourished throughout the 1960s and 1970s, exercised a strong influence over the development of social work assessment and ... More

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