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November/December 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment — A New Wave in Recovery
Treating mental illness and substance abuse simultaneously has been a critical challenge for decades. Finally, real progress is being made in designing treatment models that address both disorders.

Therapist’s Notebook: Case of Alana
A clinical learning experience featuring a case presentation and two discussants who review the case history and initial phase of treatment and offer observations and recommendations

Dialectical Behavior Therapy — Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
DBT has shown promise for treating several populations, most notably suicidal clients with borderline personality disorder. Find out what advocates and skeptics are saying about it.

Parental Alienation Syndrome — The Parent/Child Disconnect
Learn how divorced and separated parents sometimes turn children against the other parent and how social workers can intervene.

2008 Social Services Directory
Find what you’re looking for in this comprehensive directory of social services providers, facilities, products, and educational opportunities.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Picturing Social Work
Reinstituting Social Work in Vietnam

Addictions Advisor
Experts Call for Warning Labels on Energy Drinks; Risks in Ordering Drugs Via Internet on the Rise

Eye on Ethics
Deception in Social Work

Datebook

Aging Advocate
Private Equity Companies Purchase Nursing Homes, but Care Does Not Suffer; Survey Assesses Elder Mistreatment in America

Mental Health Monitor
Participating in Religion Linked to Depression for Some Minority Teens


September/October 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Autism Into Adulthood — Making the Transition
Becoming an adult isn’t easy for anyone, but facing it with autism is daunting without adequate services.

Diabetes Management in Young People — Family Matters
Family support is critical to a young person’s response to this condition and to effective diabetes self-management.

Therapist’s Notebook: Case of Denver and Claudia
A clinical learning experience featuring a case presentation and two discussants who review the case history and initial phase of treatment and offer observations and recommendations

Managing Difficult Behaviors in Hospice Clients
Lifelong maladaptive behaviors don’t disappear when clients are in hospice. Learn responses that are appropriate for team members in this setting.

The ABCs of ACT — Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
ACT encourages clients to accept their thoughts and feelings and still change behaviors.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Square Pegs

Eye on Ethics
When Ethics and the Law Collide

Addictions Advisor
Aging Under the Influence

Datebook

Children and Families Forum
One Half of Children in Welfare System Have History of Special Healthcare Needs; Family Type Has Less-Than-Expected Impact on Parental Involvement

Mental Health Monitor

Mental Health Treatment: Commonly Accepted Yet Not Easy to Obtain, Understand

July/August 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Weighing the Possibilities: Transferential Weight Issues in Therapy
What are the common transference and countertransference issues in treating clients with eating disorders, and how can they be addressed?

Therapist’s Notebook: Case of Taylor
A clinical learning experience featuring a case presentation and two discussants who review the case history and initial phase of treatment and offer observations and recommendations

Insatiable Hungers: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse
Learn the shared risk factors and characteristics of these two disorders and the different paths to recovery.

Adoption Issues From a Strengths Perspective
View predictable crises in the lives of adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees through a strengths perspective.

Is a Gerontology Career in Your Future?
The knowledge and skill sets integral to social work are a great fit for a career in gerontology, a field in high demand as the older adult population increases.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Sleeping It Off—Or Not?

Letter to the Editor
 
Eye on Ethics
Administrative Challenges

Addictions Advisor
Smoking Is Addictive, But Quitting Is Contagious; 21st Birthday Binge Drinking Extremely Common, Can Pose Serious Health Hazards; New Report Finds Highest Levels of THC in U.S. Marijuana

Mental Health Monitor
Flight 518

Children and Families Forum
Speaking Up for Foster Care Siblings

Datebook


May/June 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Success With Couples Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach
Couples therapy isn’t individual therapy times two. Learn some special techniques for working with couples in a struggling relationship.

Surviving Childhood Cancer: Growing Up Too Fast
Find out how social workers can address the special issues and needs of childhood cancer survivors.

Traumatic Brain Injury: The Game of Rehab
Learn about the obstacles patients with TBI and their families face and how social workers play a key role on the psychosocial treatment team.

Work Space as Sacred Space: Creating a Comfort Zone
Transforming a work area into sacred space involves thoughtful selection and placement of design elements with the intent to nurture clients and clinicians.

Therapist’s Notebook: Case of Carlo
A clinical learning experience featuring a case presentation and two discussants who review the case history and initial phase of treatment and offer observations and recommendations

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
The Art of Couples Therapy

Eye on Ethics
The Challenge of Electronic Communication

Addictions Advisor
Doctor’s Offices Can Help Stem Narcotic Painkiller Abuse; Research Suggests ADHD Stimulant Treatment Does Not Contribute to Later Substance Abuse

Picturing Social Work
Dealing With Cancer Debt

Mental Health Monitor
Compassion Meditation Changes the Brain; Adolescents With Chronic Insomnia Lose More Than Sleep

Aging Advocate
Ageist Language Undercuts Workers and Companies; Depression Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Datebook


Mar/Apr 2008 Issue

FEATURES

Working It Out — Social Workers in Employee Assistance
Find out why social workers are a great fit for a career in employee assistance.

Therapist’s Notebook: Case of Rosemarie
A clinical learning experience featuring a case presentation and two discussants who review the case history and initial phase of treatment and offer observations and recommendations

Recession-Proof Your Practice
Face the challenges of today’s market affecting social workers in private practice with strategies from an expert.

Spirituality in Social Work — The Journey From Fringe to Mainstream
What factors account for the growing recognition of spiritual beliefs and practices by social work clients and clinicians?

10 Leadership Strategies for Women in Social Service Management
In a field dominated by women, more need to step up and take the helm in leadership positions. See which techniques work the best.

2008 Annual Education Guide
An informative, convenient listing of educational programs to help you reach your professional goals

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
“Building on Strengths” at Work

Children and Families Forum
National Survey Shows Minority Children Experience Multiple Disparities in Healthcare; Breast-Feeding Now Safer for Infants of HIV-Infected Mothers

Eye on Ethics
Black, White … and Lots of Gray

Picturing Social Work
Doing Time Wisely

Addictions Advisor
Positive Portrayals of Drug and Alcohol Use in Pop Music; Smoking Marijuana Associated With Increased Risk of Gum Disease

Aging Advocate
Test-Driving Senior Housing

Mental Health Monitor
Individuals With Severe Mental Illness at High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Datebook


Jan/Feb 2008 Issue

FEATURES

The Brain, Drugs, and Behavior — The New Science of Addiction
The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse discusses how new addiction knowledge has influenced prevention and recovery efforts.

Listening as an Act of Love — Story Corps’ Memory Loss Initiative
A special project encourages people with memory loss to create oral histories.

When Managed Care Coverage Runs Out — Effective, Ethical Solutions
Social workers can practice efficient, ethical approaches to take when their clients’ managed care coverage ends.

What Every Social Worker Should Know About Immigration Law
Help clients by knowing the basics of immigration law.

Trauma and the Military Family — Responses, Resources, and Opportunities for Growth
Professionals can help families of military trauma survivors learn what’s available for their loved ones.

Therapist’s Notebook: Case of Melissa
A new regular feature article offers case presentation with two expert responses.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Letter to the Editor

Eye on Ethics
Defamation of Character

Aging Advocate
Successful Legacy Letter Project Expands Beyond University of Iowa; Geriatric Care Intervention May Provide Benefits for Low-Income Elders

Datebook
Conferences, classes, and symposia of interest to social work professionals

Mental Health Monitor
Wired on Wireless — Too Much Technology?

Addictions Advisor
Participation in High School Activities Lowers Smoking Risk Three Years After Graduation; Mental Illness, Drug Addiction May Co-Occur Due to Disturbance in Amygdala