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November/December 2009 Issue

FEATURES

Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Behavioral Health
How are complementary and alternative therapies being integrated into behavioral health?

Redefining Private Practice — Smart Ideas for a Changing Economy
For a private practice to thrive in this economy, diversification is a must.

Cognitive Camouflage — How Alzheimer’s Can Mask Mental Health Conditions
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are often similar to symptoms of some mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. How do you sort it all out?

Social Services Directory
Keep this directory handy throughout the year to help you find the right service, product, or educational opportunity for you.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Beyond Hocus-Pocus

Children and Families Forum
Family Acceptance Project: Helping LGBT Youths

Addictions Advisor
Cocaine Vaccine May Help Some Reduce Drug Use; Death Risk Posed by Cocaine Laced With Antiparasite Drug

Mental Health Monitor
Study Finds Some Clergy Dismiss Depression, Anxiety; Mediterranean Diet May Mean Reduced Risk of Depression

Datebook


September/October 2009 Issue

FEATURES

Stars & Stripes … and Substance Abuse — Military Interventions
The military is making some progress to improve the treatment of substance abuse among service personnel, but how far can it stretch the limits of confidentiality?

Dual Degree Programs — Connecting Social Work With Other Disciplines
Dual degree programs are interdisciplinary ideals. What are the pros and cons for students considering this versatile option?

Eating Disorders on the Web — The Pro-Ana/Pro-Mia Movement
Pro-anorexia and bulimia propaganda infects the Internet and the minds of millions of young women. How can therapists intervene?

Revisiting Parental Alienation Syndrome — Scientific Questions, Real World Consequences
Critics of PAS theory discuss their views on its lack of empirical evidence and the dangers it could pose to families going through divorce or separation.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Catch-22

Addictions Advisor
Reshaping the Nation’s Approach to Drugs

Aging Advocate
Meaningful Work in Later Life

Children and Families Forum
Teaching Resilience Can Prevent Depression, Anxiety; Constant Contact Could Hinder College Development

Mental Health Monitor
Medications for Bipolar Disorder

Datebook


July/August Issue

FEATURES

Tech-Savvy Social Work — Meeting the Digital Demand
How has technology enhanced social service data management, outcomes measurement, and direct services to clients? Are there any risks?

Creative Connections — Art Museums Reach Out to Persons With Disabilities
Persons with disabilities benefit from art museum programs that encourage art making and appreciation.

Understanding Evidence Based-Practice in Behavioral Health
What is evidence-based practice, and what are supporters and critics saying about it?

Connecting With the Person Inside Alzheimer’s
Communicating with people who have Alzheimer’s and other dementias can teach care professionals valuable lessons about interacting with respectful, nonjudgmental, positive regard.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Technologically Speaking

Children and Families Forum
Siblings of Children With Developmental Disabilities

Addictions Advisor
SAMHSA, FDA to Educate Public on Safe Methadone Use; Study: South Pays More for Behavioral Health Treatment; Liver Expert Calls for Worldwide Treaty on Alcohol

Mental Health Monitor
Tell Me My Story: Narrative Therapy in Adoptions

Datebook


May/June Issue

FEATURES

More Than Words — Cultural Competency in Healthcare
Learn how healthcare organizations are going beyond language translation to foster better understanding of patients from other countries and create more culturally competent staff.

Emotionally Focused Therapy With Couples — The Social Work Connection
Emotionally focused therapy has been studied and used successfully by social workers who take a strengths-based perspective in working with couples.

New Form of Medication for Alcohol Dependence Shows Promise — Experts Weigh Pros and Cons
Balancing the benefits and risks of using medications with clients in recovery is a challenging task, but it’s one that addiction professionals must learn as more and better medications are being integrated into the recovery process.

Therapist’s Notebook: Case of Jacob
Read the case of a very sexually active young man with severe anxiety and panic symptoms and the discussions of two therapists who review and comment on the case.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Beyond Words

Letters to the Editor

Children and Families Forum
Family Ties Provide Protection Against Young Adult Suicidal Behavior

Eye on Ethics
Balancing Our Professional and Personal Lives

Addictions Advisor
Adolescents Are Undertreated for Addiction; Housing Homeless With Alcoholism Linked to Lower Cost

Aging Advocate
New Housing Options Empower Older Adults

Mental Health Monitor
The Mental Health Parity Act — What (and What Not) to Expect

Datebook


March/April 2009 Issue

FEATURES

Economic Squeeze — The Recession’s Impact on Behavioral Health
How is the suffering economy affecting behavioral health services? Increasing numbers of people may need treatment, but will they get it?

High-Risk Recreation — Problem Gambling in Older Adults
Where is the line between recreation and problem gambling in older adults, and how can social workers intervene when there is a problem?

Therapist’s Notebook: Case of Michelle
Read the case presentation and discussion of a 25-year-old woman with multiple issues, including substance abuse and possible ADD.

Fixing Foster Care — 5 Strategies for Change
Child welfare experts discuss solutions for much-needed change in the foster care system.

Annual Education Guide
Find new opportunities in this valuable reference guide to graduate and undergraduate programs.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Children and Families Forum
Child Advocates Reduce Trauma of Abuse

Mental Health Monitor
ADHD and Adoption: Is There a Link?

Addictions Advisor
PRISM Award Nominees Accurately Depict Addiction

Datebook


January/February 2009 Issue

FEATURES

Love and Ageism — A Social Work Perspective
Why are some people still uncomfortable with thoughts of older adults and intimacy? Learn how social workers can support clients in late-life relationships.

Reducing the Risk of Domestic Homicide
What interventions at the macro and micro levels could help prevent the deaths of women and men due to domestic violence?

Therapist’s Notebook: Case of Hannah
Read the case presentation of a woman with serious mental illness and compare your observations with the two therapists who discuss the case.

Social Work and Public Health — Perfect Partners
The social work/public health partnership is not new but may see increased interest with the expected changes in healthcare delivery and emphasis on prevention and integrated health and wellness services that a new administration could bring.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
The Ick Factor

Mental Health Monitor
DSM-V Rekindles Debate Over Manual

Eye on Ethics
Boundaries in Supervision

Aging Advocate
Multigenerational Workplace Challenges Social Work, Too

Picturing Social Work
Connecting People With a Drug-Free Future

Addictions Advisor
Experts Say New Tobacco Product Targets Young Adults; Ability to Quit Smoking May Depend on ADHD Symptoms

Datebook