The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World
A Social Psychological Approach
James B. Allen
Written in a conversational style yet empirically grounded, this book reviews what we know about the science of happiness. It is the first text to closely examine the social psychological processes as well as individualistic approaches that affect happiness. It explores how our social, cultural, and economic environment, the personal choices we make, and our evolutionary heritage shape our happiness. Topics that are inherently interesting to students, such as how income, unemployment, marriage, children, relationships, health, work, religion, and economic growth affect happiness, are reviewed. Research from psychology, economics, and sociology is examined providing an interdisciplinary perspective of this fascinating field. Social issues such as income inequality and the effects of advertising, materialism, and competition are also explored.
Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 3rd Edition
A Complete System for Education and Mental Health Settings
Featuring a highly interactive approach, this text is noted for its exceptionally clear and thorough coverage of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) through various assessment methods, how to diagnose the function of problem behaviors, and how to select a behavioral intervention that addresses the diagnosed function. The development of requisite behavior-analytic skills is aided by utilizing many “real-life” and hypothetical cases that represent common scenarios in applied settings.
Forensic Social Work, 2nd Edition
Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings
Tina Maschi, George Stuart Leibowitz
This extensively revised edition reviews the latest research and practices in forensic social work. Readers learn to integrate socio-legal knowledge when working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Noted interdisciplinary contributors review the most common forensic issues encountered in the field to better prepare readers to deal with the resulting financial, psychological, emotional, and legal ramifications. Using a human rights and social justice approach, the book demonstrates the use of a forensic lens when working with individuals, families, organizations, and communities who struggle with human rights and social justice issues. Each chapter features objectives, competencies, Voices from the Field, a summary, exercises, and additional resources.
Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children
A Practical Guide for Professionals
Andy McNiel, Pamela Gabbay
This welcome addition to the field of childhood bereavement provides a clearly organized overview of innovative and practical interventions for human service professionals helping bereaved children and their families in a variety of settings. Written by noted experts with over 40 years of combined experience, this comprehensive, “how to” book provides a framework for understanding how grief resulting from a death impacts the lives of children, and includes models, techniques, and interventions for individual, family, and group counseling.
The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling, 2nd Edition
Vilia Tarvydas, Michael T. Hartley
Now updated and substantially revised to reflect the CORE/CACREP merger and fundamental changes in the field, this comprehensive graduate-level second edition textbook articulates the complementary relationship between rehabilitation and mental health counseling and how it impacts professional practice. New information is introduced to address the increasing diversity of current and emerging job titles, duties, and settings, as well as to reframe existing content to better prepare rehabilitation counselors for navigating a continually shifting health care system.
Professional Writing for Social Work Practice, 2nd Edition
Daniel Weisman, Joseph Zornado
This invaluable guide helps social workers develop the writing skills necessary for a successful career. Actual examples drawn from all arenas of social work demonstrate strong and problematic writing. Organized around the core social work curriculum, the book’s examples are applicable to every foundation course. Each example begins with field notes and proceeds through drafts to the final version, with explanations about corrections. Readers learn by doing through exercises interspersed throughout. Written by a social work professor and an English professor, the book provides a fusion of writing and practice, covering all the tools necessary for developing professional social work writing skills.