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Annotated bibliographies (several authored by Penn SP2 faculty) on topics in social work. Topical clusters covered : Field of practice; Foundation knowledge; Methods/Perspectives; Population group; Principles/Ideologies; Social problems; Social sectors/Social processes; Social welfare policies and programs; Social work profession, with links to Penn Libraries holdings. Other relevant Oxford Bibliographies Online subject collections include : African American Studies, Childhood Studies, Criminology, Education, Latino Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, and Urban Studies.
Designed for clinical professionals dedicated to improving patient quality of life, this resource offers browsable categories including diseases and conditions, practices and skills, assessment tools, drugs, patient education, practice guidelines, statutes and regulations, current legislation, and continuing education
Online.National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press, 2013-present (monthly updates).
The classic reference work for the field, kept up-to-date. Earlier editions remain valuable for their frequency, providing snapshots over time that together describe policy evolution. See print copies:
• Encyclopedia of social work. 15th ed-20th ed, with annual supplements. NASW Press, 1965-2008.
• Social work year book. Russell Sage Foundation, 1929-1960.
Online. Oxford University Press, 2015.
159 short chapters that make up this comprehensive guide to social work practice, covering social worker roles, functions, and fields, on values, ethics, and licensing standards, theoretical foundations and treatment approaches, assessment, and working with specific populations.
DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.