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Social Work Practice II: Reference Works

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Encyclopedia of Social Work
New York, National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press.
Almost always a good place to begin your research. Over 700 lengthy signed articles with bibliographies on topics felt to be of particular relevance to social work; 200 brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work; and links to related social work resources. Many articles include a historical overview. Rutgers-restricted Access

Basic Reference Works

Social Workers' Desk Reference
Albert R. Roberts editor-in-chief. 2nd edition. New York, Oxford University Press, 2009.
A very useful one-volume reference book. Among the sections included: Theoretical Foundations and Treatment Approaches in Clinical Social Work; Developing and Implementing Treatment Plans with Specific Groups and Disorders; Guidelines for Specific Interventions; Evidence-based Practice. Available?
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5
A publication of the American Psychiatric Association, the DVM-5 categorizes disorders recognized by the APA. Comprehensive definitions of disorders with detailed descriptions of symptoms.Rutgers-restricted Access