Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

Filename: social-work-aswb-bachelors-exam-guide-and-practice-test-set.pdf
ISBN: 9780826132765
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Number of pages: 206
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide and Practice Test Set in PDF and EPUB “Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell you—she was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam.” —Ammu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Students and social workers preparing for the social work bachelors licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Bachelors Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Bachelors “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focuses on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, human behavior, diversity, assessment, direct and indirect practice, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. KEY FEATURES: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all the content areas on the bachelors and associate examinations, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.


Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide

Filename: social-work-aswb-bachelors-exam-guide.pdf
ISBN: 0826132758
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Number of pages: 312
Author: Dr. Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide in PDF and EPUB "Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell youóshe was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam." óAmmu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Students and social workers preparing for the social work bachelors licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWBÆ Bachelors Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Bachelors "Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities" upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSMÆ-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focuses on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, human behavior, diversity, assessment, direct and indirect practice, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. KEY FEATURES: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all the content areas on the bachelors and associate examinations, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.



Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

Filename: social-work-aswb-advanced-generalist-exam-guide-and-practice-test-set.pdf
ISBN: 9780826133533
Release Date: 2016-04-06
Number of pages: 304
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide and Practice Test Set in PDF and EPUB Students and social workers preparing for the social work advanced generalist licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Advanced Generalist “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focused on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, diversity, assessment and planning, direct and indirect (micro and macro) practice, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. Key Features: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all of the content areas on the advanced generalist examination, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.


Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide Second Edition

Filename: social-work-aswb-bachelors-exam-guide-second-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9780826147165
Release Date: 2017-11-01
Number of pages: 328
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide Second Edition in PDF and EPUB Written by a renowned social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Bachelors licensure exam! Reviewers applaud the book’s unique test-taking tips and strategies which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. A thorough review of the four content areas of the updated 2018 Bachelors exam is provided. The 170-question practice test with explanations of the correct answers mirrors the actual exam in length and structure. This invaluable guide has been praised by social workers across the country as essential to passing the ASWB® Bachelors Exam on the first attempt! Highlights include: Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction. Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums. Written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her invaluable workshops. Provides a thorough content review of the four core areas of the updated 2018 Bachelors examination: human development, diversity, and behavior in the environment; assessment; interventions with clients/client systems; and professional relationships, values, and ethics. Readers applaud the invaluable tips for how to read the questions, overcome test anxiety, avoid common pitfalls, and assess one’s learning style which help foster exam confidence. Begins with a self-assessment to help identify areas of strength and weakness. A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Bachelors Exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers. Identifies the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) for each question so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Bachelors Practice Test, Second Edition.


Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide

Filename: social-work-aswb-clinical-exam-guide.pdf
ISBN: 9780826172013
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Number of pages: 368
Author: Dr. Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide in PDF and EPUB “Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell you—she was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam.” —Ammu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Students and social workers preparing for the social work clinical licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Clinical Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Clinical “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focuses on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, human behavior in the environment, diversity, addictions, assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical interventions, case management, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. Key Features: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all the content areas on the clinical examination, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.


Social Work ASWB Bachelors Practice Test

Filename: social-work-aswb-bachelors-practice-test.pdf
ISBN: 9780826134332
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Number of pages: 156
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Social Work ASWB Bachelors Practice Test in PDF and EPUB This full-length practice test with answers and rationales, created by a prominent educator of social work licensure candidates, is a key resource for social workers preparing for the ASWB® Bachelors or Associate exams. It can be used either on its own or in conjunction with the author’s Social Work ASWB® Bachelors Exam Guide: A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. The 170 questions contained in this resource mirror the test in length, structure, and content. These are unique questions, distinct from those in the author’s complementary study guide, that serve as a valuable diagnostic tool to improve exam success. With in-depth rationales and specific strategies for correctly answering each question, this resource helps social workers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Knowledge domains are grouped together so test-takers can identify the specific content area and competency being tested—a valuable asset for increasing understanding. In addition, the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) are identified for each question, so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Tips for reading the questions, avoiding common pitfalls, and other valuable test-taking strategies, including an assessment of learning styles, add to this book’s value as a highly useful resource and diagnostic tool. Key Features: Written by a renowned educator of social work licensure candidates Mirrors the actual ASWB® Bachelors and Associate exams Includes a full practice test with 170 questions Provides answers with full rationales and specific test-taking strategies for all questions


Association of Social Work Boards Masters Exam Secrets

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ISBN: 1609712218
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 153
Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

Download and read online Association of Social Work Boards Masters Exam Secrets in PDF and EPUB ***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ASWB Masters Exam Secrets helps you ace the Association of Social Work Boards Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ASWB Masters Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ASWB Masters Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ASWB Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive ASWB Exam review including: ASWB Overview, Why is Licensing Needed?, How to Register, Registration, What to Expect, Scoring, Four Levels of Licensing Examinations, Bachelors, Masters, Advanced Generalist, Clinical, Category Example Questions, Bachelors Examination, Masters Examination, Advanced Generalist Examination, Clinical Examination, The Practice Analysis, Recall: Level One, Application: Level Two, Reasoning: Level Three, General Questions Concerning ASWB, Passing scores, Different Jurisdictions, Tests Administration, Exam Locations, Stages of Clinical Practice, Beginning Stage, Establishing Relationships, Contracting, Researching, Examination Content Outlines, How to Use the Outlines to Study, and much more...


Racism in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 0387790985
Release Date: 2008-08-06
Number of pages: 260
Author: Ronald E. Hall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Racism in the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB In the post-Civil Rights era, there is a temptation to assume that racism is no longer the pressing social concern in the United States that it once was. The contributors show that racism has not fallen from the forefront of American society, but is manifest in a different way. According to the authors in this volume, in 21st century, skin color has come to replace race as an important cause of discrimination. This is evidenced in the increasing usage of the term “people of color” to encompass people of a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. The editor has compiled a diverse group of contributors to examine racism from an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributions range from the science of racism, from its perceived biological basis at the end of the 19th century, to sociological studies its new forms in the 21st century. The result is a work that will be invaluable to understanding the challenges of confronting Racism in the 21st Century.


Aswb Bachelors Exam Flashcard Study System

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ISBN: 1609712188
Release Date: 2010-08-01
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Author: Aswb Exam Secrets
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Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

Filename: social-work-aswb-advanced-generalist-exam-guide-and-practice-test-set.pdf
ISBN: 9780826133533
Release Date: 2016-04-06
Number of pages: 304
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide and Practice Test Set in PDF and EPUB Students and social workers preparing for the social work advanced generalist licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Advanced Generalist “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focused on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, diversity, assessment and planning, direct and indirect (micro and macro) practice, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. Key Features: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all of the content areas on the advanced generalist examination, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.


Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

Filename: social-work-aswb-clinical-exam-guide-and-practice-test-set.pdf
ISBN: 9780826172020
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Number of pages: 368
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide and Practice Test Set in PDF and EPUB “Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell you—she was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam.” —Ammu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Students and social workers preparing for the social work clinical licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Clinical Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Clinical “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focuses on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, human behavior in the environment, diversity, addictions, assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical interventions, case management, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. Key Features: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all the content areas on the clinical examination, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.


Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

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ISBN: 9780826134271
Release Date: 2013-08-12
Number of pages: 696
Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review in PDF and EPUB "I found this book extremely helpful and loved the Fast Facts, Notes, Exam Tips and Clinical Tips. While other exam prep courses had great content, your book helped me to think more like a NP, and "pull it all together." I would highly recommend your book to any Adult-Gero NP student or graduate. It deserves 5 stars." T. Maria Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA, FMNLI Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed ANP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique "question dissection techniques," targeted key content review, 600 extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete adult lifespan from adolescence on, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics covering body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations Contains expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a total of 600 'high-yield' questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for test success, developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 extensive practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips help to prioritize The author's company, ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide It's the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice It's a great companion to the forthcoming ANP Certification Review app!


Racism in the United States Second Edition

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ISBN: 9780826148858
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Number of pages: 352
Author: Joshua Miller, MSW, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Racism in the United States Second Edition in PDF and EPUB "This text fills an enormous gap in the field. The interactive style makes it accessible to both graduate and undergraduate students, providing thought-provoking insight into a complex topic. Of special note is the book's contemporary focus on social identity formation and intersectionality. Through exercises and examples, it encourages self-awareness and strategies to help students engage in dialogues about racism." —Donna Harris, LCSW, Bryn Mawr College "In this timely revision, Miller and Garran offer an insightful and comprehensive guide for critical practice. The book’s unambiguous attention to the impact of power and structural oppression on individuals, organizations, and communities is thoughtfully paired with accessible clinical case examples and applications."—Hye-Kyung Kang, Seattle University "Miller and Garran provide a clear, comprehensive, and accessible guide to understanding and addressing racism. It is filled with useful conceptual frameworks, exercises, and tools for helping professionals and others concerned about racial equity."—Diane J. Goodman, EdD, Diversity Consultant This comprehensive text thoroughly reviews the theories and history of racism, the sociology of and the psychology of racism, intergroup relations and intergroup conflict, and how racism is manifested institutionally, between groups, and between people, providing a unique view of the connections between these multiple perspectives. Readers can then apply this knowledge to their work as helping professionals. Students learn to explore their own biases and how they influence their view of themselves and others, which strengthens their work with future clients. Fulfilling NASW and CSWE cultural competency requirements, this book teaches socially just practices to helping professionals from any discipline. Many people want to dismantle racism but they do not know how. This book gets us closer to that goal. Using critical race theory as a conceptual framework, the text analyzes all levels of racism: personal, professional, institutional, and cultural. Integrating theory, research, and practice, racism is linked to other forms of oppression with an emphasis on how helping professionals can respond. Tips on how to facilitate racial dialogues are provided. Early chapters map out the contours of racism and later chapters emphasize how to dismantle it. Readers appreciate the book’s sensitive approach to this difficult topic. Examples and exercises encourage insight into understanding racism, and insightful analyses offer strategies, solutions, and hope. Readers learn to respond to racism in all contexts including working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. New to the Second Edition: Reflects recent sociopolitical changes including "Islamophobia," the Obama presidency, the murders of young men of color by police, the racialization of the criminal justice system, and current immigration issues in its analysis of racism. More cases and experiential exercises help readers explore how racism is manifested and how to incorporate the lessons learned into future working environments. More emphasis on the intersectionality of racism and other social oppressions including class, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, immigration experiences, and disability to give readers a better understanding of the relationship between these issues. PowerPoints and Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, teaching tips, and suggested videos and related websites. An ideal text for advanced courses on racism, oppression, diversity, prejudice and discrimination, or racism and professional practice, this book also appeals to helping professionals (social workers, psychologists, counselors, and nurses) who need to understand racism to better serve their clients.


Counseling Individuals With Life Threatening Illness

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ISBN: 0826117325
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Number of pages: 320
Author: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Counseling Individuals With Life Threatening Illness in PDF and EPUB With a Foreword by Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD "Where was this book when I was new as a counselor?....Fortunately, it is here now, and with all the scope, depth, resourcefulness, and balance required for such situations." -Dr. Robert Kastenbaum, PhD "This book will now be an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand, counsel, or otherwise help individuals with life-threatening illnesses and their family members." --Charles A. Corr, PhD, CT "Without question, this is the book you'll want your own caregivers to have read should you ever contend with life-threatening illness." --Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT Life-threatening illness is not only a medical crisis; it is a psychological, social, and spiritual crisis as well. Also, serious illness affects not only the patient, but the patient's family. Therefore, the two major premises of this book are that care in life-threatening illness must be holistic, and it must be family centered. Doka presents an insightful, comprehensive guide for counselors, social workers, and health care professionals, as they assist clients experiencing a serious illness. The book builds on a model developed by the author, based upon earlier work by Avery Weisman and E. M. Patterson. Doka's model presents illness as a series of phases: Prediagnostic: individuals may decide how to handle troubling symptoms or to take certain diagnostic tests Diagnostic: centered on the existential crisis posed by the diagnosis Chronic: individuals must cope with the disease and treatment Recovery: acknowledges that even when individuals survive an encounter with life-threatening illness, there are still considerable issues that must be resolved Terminal phase: individuals deal with the inevitability of death In his discussion of each phase, the author delineates specific tasks for patients to perform and the issues they must adapt to. He also presents strategies for counselors and health care professionals to use with individuals in each phase of illness.