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Endings in Clinical Practice, Second Edition: Endings in Clinical Practice, Second Edition

Endings in Clinical Practice, Second Edition: Endings in Clinical Practice, Second Edition

by Joseph Walsh
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Effective endings ensure that intervention gains continue after the therapeutic relationship ends. Joseph Walsh relates this critical topic to all practitioners through his use of diverse settings, detailed coverage of clinical endings, and extensive case illustrations that make the content concrete, practical, and accessible. Walsh takes a multi-setting and multi-theoretical approach to the often-overlooked topic of endings in clinical practice.

Endings in Clinical Practice is organized into three parts. The first part covers types of endings in clinical practice, both planned and unplanned; the importance of closure; and common endings tasks across fields of practice. Part Two outlines theoretical perspectives on endings especially pertinent to advanced practitioners. The final section considers a variety of specific clinical ending situations and the ways in which clients and practitioners may react to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190616526
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 679,132
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joseph Walsh, (PhD, LCSW, Ohio State University) is professor of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. He continues to provide direct services to clients at the university counseling center and also at area shelters, clubhouses, and group homes. Professor Walsh was the 1998 recipient of the National Mental Health Association's George Goodman Brudney and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award, given annually to recognize significant contributions to the care and treatment of persons with mental illness.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword by Thomas M. Meenaghan
Preface to the Second Edition
Part 1 An Overview of the Endings Process
Chapter 1: Types of Endings
Chapter 2: The Importance of Closure
Chapter 3: Tasks for Ending
Part 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Endings
Chapter 4: Reflective Theories
Chapter 5: Cognitive-Behavior Theory
Chapter 6: The Solution-Focused and Narrative Theories
Chapter 7: Family Theory
Chapter 8: Group Interventions
Part 3 Endings Across Service Settings
Chapter 9: Client Reactions to Endings
Chapter 10: Practitioner Reactions to Endings
Chapter 11: Additional Ending Activities

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