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NASW Press is a leading scholarly press in the social sciences. It serves faculty, practitioners, agencies, libraries, clinicians, and researchers throughout the United States and abroad. Known for attracting expert authors, the NASW Press delivers professional information to hundreds of thousands of readers through its scholarly journals, books, and reference works.

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Parallels Between Writing Biographies and Clinical PracticeParallels between Writing Biographies and Clinical Practice: Impact, Influence, Value offers clinicians an in-depth understanding of the commonalities between the psychological and intellectual processes involved in writing biographical works and those involved in clinical practice. Although these processes often take place beneath the surface, both biographers and clinicians are subjectively involved in all aspects of their work, such as the biases of their theoretical positions and selection and evaluation of evidence. In this book, lengthy life course portraits of six individuals are presented, vividly illustrating many key clinical concepts, such as the impact of the past, the development of attachments, the trauma of loss, and resilience. This book addresses a need expressed by many practitioners and educators to reintegrate key clinical concepts into practice, such as understanding experiential worlds, applying psychodynamic knowledge, and developing self-aware empathic relationships with clients. Parallels between Writing Biographies and Clinical Practice is a resource intended for students, teachers, and practitioners in social work, and those in the human service and medical professions. It is also intended for a general audience, to heighten critical understanding and enjoyment in the reading of biographies.

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Social Workers and Alternative Dispute ResolutionDaily, social workers are involved with conflict resolution, whether advocating for clients, delivering services to clients, resolving conflicts in employment settings, or dealing with conflict within organizations. In courts, social workers serve as fact witnesses, expert witnesses, or parties to lawsuits. Litigation can be costly and time consuming, and the strained relations associated with litigation leave social workers and others seeking other ways to resolve disputes. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a method of resolving disputes without litigation. The purpose of ADR is to allow parties to a dispute to settle their differences by discussion and agreement, permitting them to actively participate in and have control over the process and the solution. Social Workers and Alternative Dispute Resolution describes three methods of voluntary ADR—negotiation, arbitration, and mediation—and discusses the uses for these methods in the social work profession. It also provides answers to the following questions: In what areas do social workers practice as mediators? What are the ethical issues for social workers as mediators? How are ADR agreements enforced?

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Transnational Pacific Islander Americans and Social WorkTransnational Pacific Islander Americans and Social Work: Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drum serves as a voice for Pacific Islander American communities that have long been subdued in the hope that it will assist in dispelling misunderstandings, misconceptions, and misrepresentation of Pacific Islander Americans. A first of its kind, this book attempts to bring Pacific Islander Americans to the forefront of transnational conversations, particularly in the profession of social work. Included are authors from groups with the highest density in the United States, such as Native Hawaiians, Samoans, and Chamorros, and native authors about whom little information is available, such as Chuukese and Palauan. More and more Pacific Islander Americans, due to adjustment difficulties, are faced with challenges that bring them to the attention of social and health services. This book fills gaps in the literature by providing practitioners with information on the historical background, cultural knowledge, and practices of various Pacific Islander groups that will help improve services for these populations.

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Encyclopedia of Social Work onlineNASW Press and Oxford University Press are excited to announce the official release of the Encyclopedia of Social Work online—your digital guide for a lifetime of social service!

NASW Members will receive an exclusive 50% discount on an individual subscription to ESW: NASW Member/Student Annual Discount—$87.50 $175

For further pricing information or questions about subscribing: e-mail us.

Features include:

  • Consistent updating: New and revised reference entries will be added monthly, ensuring that students, scholars, practitioners and more are accessing the most current information on a given topic
  • Over 450 peer-reviewed articles (and growing!), offering overviews on key topics and figures in social work study for easy, instant reference
  • Supplementary multimedia content, such as videos, tips to apply social work theory to practice, and links to relevant social work resources provide context and expand research possibilities
  • A 13-member editorial board, led by Editor in Chief Cynthia Franklin, PhD, committed to the efficient, precise vetting of all entries on a regular basis to confirm the accuracy of data
  • Content of the highest quality scholarship, infused with practical advice for social workers in the field, so users of any level can access the right tools to meet their needs

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2013 Apex Award winnerThe NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families, published by NASW Press has received a 2013 APEX Award of Excellence in the category of Special Purpose Brochures, Manuals & Reports. These standards are a valuable resource to social workers serving this population in any way, including clinical social workers providing mental and behavioral health services, direct practitioners in social service agencies addressing a wide range of challenges, and advocates for this population. They have been created to be inclusive of social work with service members, weterans, and their families in all capacities. They are designed to enhance social workers' awareness of the skills, knowledge, values, methods, and sensitivities needed to work effectively with this population. They may also be used as a resource for other constituents, stakeholders, and client populations.

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