Analysing Social Work Communication Discourse in Practice
Title: Analysing Social Work Communication Discourse in Practice
Call Number: HV40 . A74 2014
Author: Edited by Christopher Hall, Kirsi Juhila, Maureen Matarese and Corolus van Nijnatten
With communication and relationships at the core of social work, this book reveals the way it is foremost a practice that becomes reality in dialogue, illuminating some of the profession’s key dilemmas. Applied discourse studies illustrate the importance of talk and interaction in the construction of everyday and institutional life.
This book provides a detailed review and illustration of the contribution of discourse approaches and studies on professional interaction to social work. Concentrating on how social workers carry out their work in everyday organizational encounters with service users and colleagues, each chapter uses case studies analyzing real-life social work interactions to explore a concept that has relevance both in discursive studies and in social work. The book thus demonstrates what detailed discursive studies on interaction can add to professional social work theories and discussions. Chapters on categorization, accountability, boundary work, narrative, advice-giving, resistance, delicacy and reported speech, review the literature and discuss how the concept has been developed and how it can be applied to social work.
The book encourages professional reflection and the development of rigorous research methods, making it particularly appropriate for postgraduate and post-qualifying study in social work where participants are encouraged to examine their own professional practice. It is also essential reading for social work academics and researchers interested in language, communication and relationship-based work and in the study of professional practices more generally.
An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice
Title: An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice
Call Number: HV40 . F672 2014
Author: James A.Forte
An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice equips the reader to use fourteen key social work theories to guide each phase of the planned change process, from engagement through to evaluation. Suitable for a generalist approach, this book illustrates the value of applying theory to practice in a variety of social work roles, across diverse fields and facing assorted challenges.
The first section provides a practical foundation for beginning to use theory in your social work practice.
Section two looks at how you can translate and integrate fourteen theories commonly found in social work across each phase of the planned change process. The theories discussed are: behavioral, interpretive anthropology, psychodynamic, evolutionary biology, cognitive, symbolic interactionism, strengths, social constructionism exchange economics, role, ecological, critical, feminist, and systems theory.
The final section addresses some key issues for real life social work practice, including common barriers to using theory in practice, the potential for multi-professional communication and theory-sharing, and developing an integrative theoretical model for your own personal practice.
Linking to core competencies identified by the Council of Social Work Education, this text supports social work students and practitioners in developing vital skills, including critical thinking, applying theory and the effective use of the planned change process.
Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education
Title: Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education
Call Number: LB1139.3 . S34A43 2014
Author: Maarit Alasuutari, Ann-marie Markstrom and Ann-Christine Vallberg-Roth
|Documentation in early childhood education is typically seen as a means to enhance the quality of care and education, and as a way to take account of the child's view. Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education considers the increasing trend towards systematic child documentation especially in early childhood institutions. The authors present ways in which assessment and evaluation is done sometimes explicitly but more often implicitly in these practices, and explore its means, aims, forms, and functions. They also examine the rationalities of child documentation from the perspective of professional practice and professionalism and suggest that documentation and assessment practices can weaken and constrain but also empower and strengthen teachers, children and parents. Topics explored include:Different forms of documentation and assessment Documentation and listening to the children Dilemmas of assessment and documentation Participation by children Involvement of parents. This timely book will be appealing for those studying in the field of early childhood education, teacher education, special education, general education, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, childhood studies, and family studies.|
A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence
Title: A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence
Call Number: HQ767.9 . P36 2014
Author: Gabriela Martorell, Diane E. Papalia and Ruth Duskin Feldman
|This fully-revised thirteenth edition continues to provide the extensive cross-cultural and multicultural coverage, the innovative pedagogical learning system, and the balance between research and real-life applications that has made A Child's World a favorite of students and professors alike. The new edition was revised using McGraw-Hill's Heat Map Technology, which gives authors access to real data from real students to create their revisions. This data is anonymously collected from the many students who use LearnSmart, the adaptive learning tool that provides students with an individualized assessment of their own progress. Because virtually every text paragraph is tied to several questions that students answer while using LearnSmart, empirical data showing the specific concepts with which students have the most difficulty is easily pinpointed for the authors to review. In addition to those areas that have been reworked for clarity in the thirteenth edition, “StudySmart” icons are placed in the most important hot spots in the chapter based on student data. These icons lead students to digital assets that enhance their understanding of challenging concepts.|
A Textbook of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
Title: A Textbook of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
Call Number: RC454. V44 2014
Author: Vimala Veeraraghavan and Shalini Singh
A Textbook of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology is a comprehensive and well structured book covering both abnormal and clinical aspects in substantial details. It discusses the basics of the field along with the latest updates and presents them following a building blocks approach. Relevant case studies and statistical anecdotes are incorporated to aid not only a better understanding of the topics, but also to let the readers experience the humane side of the disorders.
Indian cases and examples. Gives a clear understanding of how abnormal psychology is approached as a subject in India
- Covers both abnormal psychology and clinical psychology in a single volumecomprehensive manner
- Based on DSM-IV-TR and reference to DSM-V (2013) as and where applicable
Between Skins : The Body in Psychoanalysis - Contemporary Developments
Title: Between Skins : The Body in Psychoanalysis - Contemporary Developments
Call Number: BF175.5 .B64D532013
Author: Nicola Diamond
|Between Skins challenges individualistic accounts of thebody in psychoanalysis. Drawing on philosophy, contemporaryneurobiology and developmental research, Nicola Diamond exploresthe ways in which bodily processes and skin experience areinseparable from the field of language and environmentalcontext. * The first book to address epistemological implications for anew understanding of the body and embodiment - offers a newperspective on the division between mind, body and world * Brings together a philosophical phenomenological account ofbody experience with key concepts from psychoanalysis,developmental research and neuroscience * Responds to a growing interest in the body and psychoanalysis,and considers some limitations in neuro-biological accounts ofbrain-body processes for psychoanalytical understanding|
Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice (Third Edition)
Title: Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice (Third Edition)
Call Number: LB1029. M75I83 2015
Author: Barbara Isaacs, series edited by Sandy Green
Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?
This book explains how the Montessori approach works offering guidance on planning and assessment methods alongside practical activities for practitioners to try. Throughout there are practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide range of settings to show how Montessori principles have been implemented. .
This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Montessori approach means to their setting and children.
- This new edition has been fully updated to include:
- The revised areas of learning in the EYFS and how these link to Montessori practice
- An examination of early effective learning
- Approaches to effective learning in Montessori settings
- A new chapter on Montessori approaches to the assessment requirements of the EYFSquestions for reflection
CBT for Appearance Anxiety: Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety Due to Visible Difference
Title: CBT for Appearance Anxiety: Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety Due to Visible Difference
Call Number: RC531. C53 2014
Author: Alex Clarke, Andrew R. Thompson, Elizabeth Jenkinson, Nichola Rumsey and Robert Newell
This clinical manual provides a CBT–based psychosocialintervention for use with individuals distressed about theirappearance due to a disfigurement from birth, accident or illness,or those coping with another visible difference.
Contains a wealth of case material with specific relevance tophysical health conditions that affect appearance, practical adviceon assessment, and session–by–session guidance for addressing common issues
Written by leading academics and clinicians working in themanagement of disfigurement and rational appearance anxiety
Uses a flexible stepped–care model that allows for use byexperienced CBT practitioners as well those wishing to deliver amore basic psychological intervention
Identifies the psychological factors involved in appearanceanxiety while also addressing the practical concerns of living witha visible difference, such as managing the reactions of others.
Childhood Obesity : Prevalence, Pathophysiology and Prevention.
Title: Childhood Obesity : Prevalence, Pathophysiology and Prevention.
Call Number: RJ399 . C6C49 2014
Author: Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared obesity a global epidemic. Its prevalence has more than doubled since 1980, causing a myriad of health problems for children and adults. Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention, Second Edition explores the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiology leading to obesity and metabolic disorders. It examines the safety of obesity drugs and drug development strategies as well as the role of physical activity, nutrition, and nutraceutical supplements in obesity treatment and prevention.
With contributions from a cadre of internationally known experts, the book covers a spectrum of essential topics related to this widespread phenomenon, including:
- The relationship between obesity and type 2 diabetes
- The addiction mechanism related to refined foods as a significant factor in obesity
- The correlation between obesity and environmental estrogens, endocrine disruption, cigarette smoking, and inflammatory response
- The role of drug and chemical toxicities and genomic imprinting disorders in obesity
- The safety and regulation of prescription and over-the-counter weight loss drugs
- Various diets, the glycemic index, and the role of exercise in treating or preventing obesity
- Controversy over effective vs. banned weight loss supplements
- Childhood obesity and its prevention
- Bariatric surgery for weight management and reversal of metabolic disorders
As the public has become more aware of the deadly adverse effects of obesity, numerous products and programs have targeted the overweight and obese population, many with dangerous side effects. It is essential that we develop strategic, therapeutic intervention supported by credible data. This volume is an ideal reference point for researchers looking for new avenues of inquiry and practicing medical professionals, clinical nutritionists, and dietitians seeking guidance for their patients.
Children’s Moral Lives: An Ethnology and Psychological Approach
Title: Children’s Moral Lives: An Ethnology and Psychological ApproachCall Number: BF723 . M54W66 2013
Author: Ruth Woods
|Children’s Moral Lives makes use of case studies,observation, interviews and questionnaires to offer a fascinating,behind–the–scenes view of children s school lives and thecomplex moral issues and disputes they routinely negotiate. The first ethnography of childhood to focus on children morality in the peer group. Case studies shed light on the psychological, social andcultural processes by which children and adults reach starklydifferent moral judgments of the same situations. Combines qualitative insights and quantitative data intorecommendations for practice.|
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Title: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Call Number: RJ499 . C48237 2013
Author: Theodore P.Beauchaine and Stephen P.Hinshaw
|Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Second Edition is the only comprehensive text on childhood and adolescent disorders that addresses genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors within a developmental perspective. The new edition includes more on epigenetics, classification, culture and context and emphasizes how, when, and why disorders emerge among young people and in what ways symptom profiles change at different stages of development.|
Clinician’s Guide to Self-Renewal : Essential Advice From The Field
Title: Clinician’s Guide to Self-Renewal : Essential Advice From The FieldCall Number: RC451.4 . P79C55 2014
Author: Robert J. Wicks, Elizabeth A. Maynard
|Providing clinicians with advice consistent with the current emphasis on working from strengths to promote renewal, this guide presents a holistic approach to psychological wellness. Time–tested advice is featured from experts such as Craig Cashwell, Jeffrey Barnett, and Kenneth Pargament. With strategies to renew the mind, body, spirit, and community, this book equips clinicians with guidance and inspiration for the renewal of body, mind, community, and spirit in their clients and themselves.|
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Dental Phobia and Anxiety
Title: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Dental Phobia and Anxiety
Call Number: RK53. C64 2013
Author: Lars-Göran Öst and Erik Skaret
|The first book to describe evidence–based treatment of dentalphobia using brief CBT, based on the pioneering single–sessiontreatment for specific phobias developed by Lars–GöranÖst.Brings together research, experience and techniques fromclinical psychology and dentistry to describe evidence–based treatment of dental phobia in clinical and dental contexts. Chapters describe epidemiology, diagnosis and differentialdiagnosis, symptoms, clinical characteristics and consequences, andaetiology of dental phobia. Also covers related issues including intra–oral injectionphobia, dental treatment of fearful children, and the use ofmedication to supplement psychological treatment of fear.|
Critical Thinking: a student’s introduction (Fifth Edition)
Title: Critical Thinking: a student’s introduction (Fifth Edition)
Call Number: B809.2 . C745 2013
Author: Gregory Bassham, William Irwin, Henry Nardone, James M.Wallace
|Bassham's popular text helps today's students bridge the gap between everyday culture and critical thinking. Using a proven step-by-step approach, this text covers all the basics of critical thinking in clear, reader-friendly language. The 5th edition has taken into account suggestions from users and reviewers of previous editions, and has added an Appendix, and new readings, exercises and examples throughout the text.|
Educational Psychology Developing Learners
Title: Educational Psychology Developing Learners
Call Number: LB1051. O767 2014
Author: Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
|Helps students understand their own learning and apply the core concepts and principles of educational psychology. Educational Psychology: Developing Learners is known for its exceptionally clear and engaging writing, its in-depth focus on learning, and its extensive concrete applications. Its unique approach helps students understand concepts by examining their own learning and then showing them how to apply these concepts as teachers. More than any other educational psychology text, this text moves seamlessly between theory and applications, features the most extensive and integrated coverage of diversity, contexts of learning, neuropsychology and brain development, and classroom applications of technology. It includes innumerable concrete examples to help readers connect educational psychology to real children and classrooms.|
Educational Research: Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Title: Educational Research: Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Call Number: LB1028 . C742 2014
Author: John W.Creswell
|The clear and practical writing of Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research has made this book a favorite among instructors and students. In precise, step-by-step language the text helps students learn how to conduct, read, and evaluate research studies. Key updates for the 4th edition include expanded coverage of ethics and new research articles.|
Essentials of Life-Span Development
Title: Essentials of Life-Span Development
Call Number: BF713 . S257 2013
Author: John W. Santrock
Why are you assigning or considering a brief Human Development text? Is it because your students do not complete the reading in a comprehensive text? Do you run out of time trying to cover the entire lifespan over the course of a few months? Do your students struggle to retain the sheer volume of information in the course? Instructors across the country, looking for a streamlined text that captures the core concepts of life-span development are excited for John Santrock's Essentials of Life-Span Development, 3e.
Essentials of Life-Span Development 3e was developed to help meet the ever-changing needs of students in the lifespan course. Knowing that students do not often read the text and have poor study skills, Essentials introduces LearnSmart, McGraw-Hill's adaptive study tool, that helps students know what they know, and more importantly what they don’t know, to become more efficient and effective learners.
Based on hallmark features: its expert contributors, updated research, and focus on applications, Santrock provides the most dependable and current presentation of life-span development available, and he does so in a briefer format with LearnSmart, helping to ensure that your students will read and appreciate the material while seeing the applications to their everyday life. McGraw-Hill's new Milestones video and assessment program helps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness development as it unfolds.
Exploring Social Psychology
Title: Exploring Social Psychology
Call Number: HM1033. M94 2015
Author: David G.Myers
|Exploring Social Psychology succinctly explores social psychological science and applies it to contemporary issues and everyday life. Based on the bestselling text, Social Psychology by David Myers, the book presents 31 short modules - each readable in a single sitting - that introduce students to such scientific explorations as love and hate, conformity and independence, prejudice and helping, and persuasion and self - determination.|
Human Diversity in Education
Title: Human Diversity in Education
Call Number: LC1099.3 . C87 2014
Author: Kenneth Cushner, Averil McClelland and Philip Safford
This eighth edition of Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach continues to focus on the preparation of teachers and other human-service providers who not only can teach and interact more effectively with the wide diversity of students they are certain to encounter, but are also able to transmit this knowledge and skill to the individuals in their charge.
The book continues to provide a broad treatment of the various forms of diversity common in today's schools, including nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, social class, language acquisition and use, sexual orientation, health concerns, and disability. We also maintain its research-based approach, with an increased cross-cultural and intercultural emphasis.
We continue to stress that it is both at the level of the individual teacher as well as the organizational structure of the school where significant change must occur with regard to how diversity is understood and accommodated.
Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Leaners
Title: Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Leaners
Call Number: LC5225 . L42D83 2014
Author: Vicky Duckworth
Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Learners offers deep insights into the lives of marginalised communities and the link between learning, literacy and violence, not previously carried out in-depth in a small scale study. It breaks the negative stereo-types of adults who struggle to read and write, who are often labelled and stigmatised by dominant discourses, and in doing so exposes why and how Basic Skills Learners often find themselves in marginal positions. The structural inequalities many face from childhood to adulthood across the private and public domains of their lives are revealed and probed, thus challenging neo-liberalism claims of an apparently egalitarian social field. The learners’ narratives expose the contradiction, complexities and ambivalences they experience in their daily lives, and how they try to make sense of them from their structural positioning as basic skills learners in a society based on inequality of opportunity and choice.
Applying a feminist, qualitative, longitudinal, ethnographic and participatory approach, the book offers a critical perspective, drawing on Bourdieu’s work as the theoretical framework, as well as using a range of feminist, sociologists of education, literature on the ethics of care and critical literacy pedagogy, including the New Literacy Studies. The author’s personal position as an ’insider’ with ‘insider knowledge’ of marginalised communities is also woven throughout the chapters and offers insights into the struggles, conformity and resistance faced by the participants in the study.
The book contributes to the debate on the impact of violence on learning and its link to class, gender and basic skills as well opening up a discussion on the power of a critical curriculum to empower people across the domains of their lives. It will be valuable reading for trainee teachers, teachers, education and sociology students, postgraduate students, as well as literacy specialists, researchers, academics, policy makers and managers of public services.