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    Susan W. Gray, PhD, EdD, LCSW, is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Barry University and was a member of the task force responsible for creating the Advanced Practice in Clinical Social Work Standards for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
    "Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice should be required reading for all clinical practitioners and students. Author Susan W. Gray provides a competency-based assessment model that moves away from looking at mental illness as a 'disease' to capturing people's strengths and the uniqueness of their experience with mental illness."
    —Alex Gitterma
    Zachs Professor and Director of PhD Program

    "Competency-Based Assessment in Mental Health Practice not only describes the rather cumbersome DSM-IV-TR® in a manner that graduate students and clinicians can easily understand and apply, but it also presents a competency-based type of clinical assessment that most effectively integrates the social work practice orientation that acknowledges, appreciates, and nurtures client strengths, resilience, and client ability for empowerment."
    —Agathi Glezakos, PhD, LCSW
    School of Social Work
    California State University, Long Beach

    A competency-based assessment model integrating
    DSM classifications for a complete, strengths-based diagnosis

    Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice introduces a unique, competency-based assessment that presents a brief overview of the major mental disorders that practitioners will likely encounter in their work with clients, followed by a series of case studies and practical applications.

    This book provides valuable guidance for clinicians to make assessments grounded in client strengths and possibilities for a more therapeutically complete picture of every client's "story."

    Organized around selected diagnostic categories from the DSM-IV-TR, this hands-on guide offers a multidimensional look at the many factors that play a role in a client's life. Its holistic approach to the assessment process considers each client's unique experience with mental illness, through a concurrent evaluation of strengths and pathology, in order to set the stage for realistic optimism about the potential for change.

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    ISBN 9780470505281
    Genre MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 455
    Publisher Date 2011-01-11 00:00:00.0
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Copyright Year 2011
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 7.0 in
    Unit weight 1.8 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Cases and Practical Applications
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Gray, Susan W.
    Country of Origin United States

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