Social Work and Human Problems

Social Work and Human Problems

Casework, Consultation and Other Topics

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: Elizabeth E. Irvine
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188492

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Social Work and Human Problems: Casework, Consultation, and Other Topics covers the various aspects of social psychology concerning social work and human problems. This book contains five parts encompassing 19 chapters that discuss the duties and use of relationship between client and psychiatric social worker. This book also addresses the transference and reality in the casework relationship. This book deals first with the approaches to adjustment problems among children in institutions; employment of group discussions in the instruction of human relations and mental health; analysis of mental health education in the community; and psychosis in parents. The subsequent chapters look into the analysis of common base for social work, values, and knowledge, as well as the study of human growth and behavior. These topics are followed by discussions on the role-playing technique in casework handling and the combination of role-playing with insight-promoting technique. A chapter is devoted to the methods of controlling development of transference. The last chapter focuses on the techniques chosen in relation to group structure and function. The book can provide useful information to social psychologists, therapists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Part I Aspects of Casework

    1. Renaissance in British Casework

    2. The Function and Use of Relationship between Client and Psychiatric Social Worker

    3. Transference and Reality in the Casework Relationship

    4. A New Look at Casework

    5. The Right to Intervene

    Part II Experiences in Consultation and Mental Health Education

    6. Two Approaches to Adjustment Problems among Children in Institutions

    7. The Use of Small Group Discussions in the Teaching of Human Relations and Mental Health

    8. Mental Health Education in the Community: The Question of Sanction

    Part III The Needs of Client Groups with Special Problems

    9. The Hard-to-like Family

    10.(i) Groupwork with the Inarticulate

    Appendix: Case Histories of Two Members

    10.(ii) Helping the Immature to Grow up

    11. The "Problem Family" and Society

    12. Psychosis in Parents: Mental Illness as a Problem for the Family

    13. Children at Risk

    Part IV Values and Knowledge for Social Work

    14. A Common Base for Social Work: Values and Knowledge

    15. The Study of Human Growth and Behavior: Science or Humanity?

    16. Knowledge and Language

    Part V Miscellany: Adolescence, Prediction and Anxiety. The Contribution of a Great Psycho-analyst to Social Work

    17. Psycho-Social Aspects of Adolescence: Problems of Uncertain Role and Obscure Communication

    18. The Risks of the Register: or the Management of Expectation

    19. The Role of Donald Winnicott: Healing, Teaching, Nurture


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188492

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Elizabeth E. Irvine

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