Best Social Work Books
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1. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind – and Keep – Love
Author: by Amir Levine
“A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship.”-John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from VenusWe already rely on science to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and how long to sleep.
Why not use science to help us improve our relationships? In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller scientifically explain why why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle. Discover how an understanding of adult attachmentthe most advanced relationship science in existence todaycan help us find and sustain love.
Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner’s ability to love them back Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.
2. DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition
Author: by Marsha M. Linehan
The Guilford Press
Featuring more than 225 user-friendly handouts and worksheets, this is an essential resource for clients learning dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills, and those who treat them. All of the handouts and worksheets discussed in Marsha M. Linehan’s DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, are provided, together with brief introductions to each module written expressly for clients.
Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, DBT has been demonstrated effective in treatment of a wide range of psychological and emotional problems. No single skills training program will include all of the handouts and worksheets in this book; clients get quick, easy access to the tools recommended to meet their particular needs.
The 8 1/2″ x 11″ format and spiral binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print additional copies of the handouts and worksheets. Mental health professionals, see also the author’s DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, which provides complete instructions for teaching the skills.
3. The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive
Author: by Kristin Neff
The Guilford Press
Are you kinder to others than you are to yourself? More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need. This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach to breaking free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being.
In a convenient large-size format, the book is based on the authors’ groundbreaking eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is packed with guided meditations (with audio downloads); informal practices to do anytime, anywhere; exercises; and vivid stories of people using the techniques to address relationship stress, weight and body image issues, health concerns, anxiety, and other common problems.
The seeds of self-compassion already lie within you-learn how you can uncover this powerful inner resource and transform your life. See also Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, a thorough overview of conducting MSC (for professionals), and The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer, which delves into mindful self-compassion and shares moving stories of how it can change lives.
4. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Author: by MD Gabor Maté
Published at: North Atlantic Books; Illustrated edition (January 5, 2010)
From bestselling author Gabor Mat, the essential resource for understanding the roots and behaviors of addiction-now with an added introduction by the author. Based on Gabor Mat’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach.
Dr. Mat presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical “condition” distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction.
Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it.
5. DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition
Author: by Marsha M. Linehan
Published at: The Guilford Press; Second Edition, Available separately: DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second (October 20, 2014)
This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI-engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning-and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action.
A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the “dos and don’ts” of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material.
This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B.Moyers. New to This Edition:*Reflects major advances in understanding and teaching MI. Fully restructured around the new four-process model.
Additional case examples and counseling situations. Reviews the growing evidence base and covers ways to assess MI fidelity. Pedagogical Features Include:*Online reflection questions and annotated cases, ideal for classroom discussion. Key points at the end of each chapter. Engaging boxes with special topics and personal reflections.
7. The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution
Author: by David A. Clark
The Guilford Press
If you’re seeking lasting relief from out-of-control anxiety, this is the book for you. It is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy, the proven treatment approach developed and tested over more than 25 years by pioneering clinician-researcher Aaron T.Beck. Now Dr. Beck and fellow cognitive therapy expert David A.
Clark put the tools and techniques of cognitive behavior therapy at your fingertips in this compassionate guide. Carefully crafted worksheets (you can download and print additional copies as needed), exercises, and examples reflect the authors’ decades of experience helping people just like you.
Learn practical strategies for identifying your anxiety triggers, challenging the thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress, safely facing the situations you fear, and truly loosening anxiety’s grip-one manageable step at a time. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
8. Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Author: by Dennis Greenberger
The Guilford Press
Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress-and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,200,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy-one of today’s most effective forms of psychotherapy-to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.
Revised and expanded to reflect significant scientific developments of the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; happiness rating scales; gratitude journals; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; 25 new worksheets; and much more.
Mind Over Mood will help you:*Learn proven, powerful, practical strategies to transform your life. Follow step-by-step plans to overcome depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, and shame. Set doable personal goals and track your progress (you can photocopy the worksheets from the book or download and print additional copies).
9. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures
Author: by Francine Shapiro
The Guilford Press
The authoritative presentation of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, this groundbreaking book-now revised and expanded-has enhanced the clinical repertoires of more than 125,000 readers and has been translated into 10 languages. Originally developed for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this evidence-based approach is now also used to treat adults and children with complex trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, addictive behavior problems, and other clinical problems.
EMDR originator Francine Shapiro reviews the therapy’s theoretical and empirical underpinnings, details the eight phases of treatment, and provides training materials and resources. Vivid vignettes, transcripts, and reproducible forms are included. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size.
New to This Edition *Over 15 years of important advances in therapy and research, including findings from clinical and neurophysiological studies. New and revised protocols and procedures. Discusses additional applications, including the treatment of complex trauma, addictions, pain, depression, and moral injury, as well as post-disaster response.
10. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Author: by Peg Dawson
There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your smart but scattered child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger.Drs.
Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial executive skills-the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions.
Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements-this empowering book shows how.
11. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Third Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know
Author: by David J. Miklowitz
The Guilford Press
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge-but it doesn’t have to rule your life. Find the science-based information you need in the revised third edition of this indispensable guide. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz shares proven strategies for managing your illness or supporting a loved one with the disorder.
Learn specific steps to cope with mood episodes, reduce recurrences, avoid misdiagnosis, get the most out of treatment, resolve family conflicts, and make lifestyle changes to stay well. Updated throughout, the third edition has a new chapter on kids and teens; the latest facts on medications and therapy, including important advances in personalized care; and expanded coverage of the bipolar II subtype.
It features boxes on complementary and alternative treatments and provides downloadable practical tools.
12. Internal Family Systems Therapy, Second Edition
Author: by Richard C. Schwartz
The Guilford Press
Now significantly revised with over 70% new material, this is the authoritative presentation of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, which is taught and practiced around the world. IFS reveals how the subpersonalities or “parts” of each individual’s psyche relate to each other like members of a family, and how-just as in a family-polarization among parts can lead to emotional suffering.
IFS originator Richard Schwartz and master clinician Martha Sweezy explain core concepts and provide practical guidelines for implementing IFS with clients who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and other behavioral problems. They also address strategies for treating families and couples.
IFS therapy is listed in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. New to This Edition *Extensively revised to reflect 25 years of conceptual refinement, expansion of IFS techniques, and a growing evidence base. Chapters on the Self, the body and physical illness, the role of the therapist, specific clinical strategies, and couple therapy.
13. Seeking safety A treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse (The Guilford Substance Abuse Series)
Author: by Lisa M. Najavits.
This manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse. For persons with this prevalent and difficult-to-treat dual diagnosis, the most urgent clinical need is to establish safety-to work toward discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control over such extreme symptoms as dissociation and self-harm.
The manual is divided into 25 specific units or topics, addressing a range of different cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal domains. Each topic provides highly practical tools and techniques to engage patients in treatment; teach “safe coping skills” that apply to both disorders; and restore ideals that have been lost, including respect, care, protection, and healing.
Structured yet flexible, topics can be conducted in any order and in a range of different formats and settings. The volume is designed for maximum ease of use with a large size format and helpful reproducible therapist sheets and handouts.
14. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Third Edition: Basics and Beyond
Author: by Judith S. Beck
The Guilford Press
Hundreds of thousands of clinicians and graduate students have relied on this text-now significantly revised with more than 50% new material-to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Leading expert Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan individualized treatment, structure sessions, and implement core cognitive, behavioral, and experiential techniques.
Throughout the book, extended cases of one client with severe depression and another with depression, anxiety, and borderline personality traits illustrate how a skilled therapist delivers CBT and troubleshoots common difficulties. Adding to the third edition’s utility, the companion website features downloadable worksheets and videos of therapy sessions.
New to This Edition *Chapter on the therapeutic relationship. Chapter on integrating mindfulness into treatment. Presents recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R)-which emphasizes clients’ aspirations, values, and positive adaptation-alongside traditional CBT. Pedagogical features: clinical tips, reflection questions, practice exercises, and videos at the companion website.
15. Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
Author: by Richard Guare
The Guilford Press
“I told you, I’ll do it later.” “I forgot to turn in the stupid application.” “Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again.” “I can’t walk the dog-I have too much homework!”If you’re the parent of a “smart but scattered” teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle.
Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens’ independence by building their executive skills-the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.
Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future-while making your relationship stronger.
Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size. See also the authors’ Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals.
16. Social Work Licensing Masters Exam Guide and Practice Test Set: A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success (3rd Edition) – Includes a Total of 340 Questions for the ASWB Licensing Board Exam
Author: by Dawn Apgar PhD LSW ACSW
“This combined exam guide and practice test for the ASWB licensing board exam includes a total of 340 questions, available in print and via premium digital access to ExamPrepConnect offering fully interactive Q&A, plus a host of other features. If you’re studying for the ASWB exam, this Dawn Apgar comprehensive guide and practice test set is a must-have.
This fully updated ASWB exam prep product helps readers identify their weak areas so they can pass the ASWB Masters exam on the first attempt! Exam Guide Highlights: How to Use This Guide – brand new chapter focused on how the book’s content structure links to the ASWB blueprint and how to use for more efficient study Examination Overview – expanded discussion and analysis of exam content Exam Preparation Strategies – new content focused on essential strategies for success, how to deal with test anxiety, and how to maximize content retention based on learning styles Test Taking Tips – a favorite with test takers, this feature has been updated to be more even more helpful New Content – revised content on race, ethnicity, and culture, and macro practice Authoritative – developed and written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her workshops and books Blueprints – provides a thorough content review of the ASWB exam core content areas, perfectly weighted to match licensing blueprints Self-assessment – begins with a self-assessment to help identify areas of strength and weakness Practice Test – includes a 170-question full practice test mirroring the actual exam with detailed explanations of correct answers Practice Test Highlights: Knowledge Gaps helps test-takers to identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem-solving with updated rationales Confidence mirrors the structure and wording of ASWB exam to provide confidence and familiarity KSAs identifies KSAs for each question so test takers can easily locate relevant source material for further study Distinct an additional 170-question full practice test that are distinct from those in the exam guide ExamPrepConnect Features: All the high-quality content from the books Personalized study plan based on exam date Ability to study by topic area to identify strengths and weaknesses Full 4-hour timed practice test that simulates the test-taking environment Discussion board to connect with the social work exam-prep community Games to make studying fun Key Features: Digital access – purchase of print edition includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers Publisher: Springer Publishing Company NOTE TO READERS: PUBLISHER DOES NOT GUARANTEE QUALITY/ACCESS TO ANY INCLUDED DIGITAL COMPONENTS IF BOOK IS PURCHASED THROUGH A THIRD-PARTY SELLER.”