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Social Work Practice II: Reference Works

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Encyclopedia of Social Work. 20th edition. New York, National Association of Social Workers, 2008. Almost always a good place to begin your research. About 400 lengthy signed articles with bibliographies on topics felt to be of particular relevance of social work, as well as 200 brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work. Many articles include a historical overview.
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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-IV-TR
A publication of the American Psychiatric Association, the DVM-IV categorizes disorders recognized by the APA into over 200 diagnostic categories grouped into 17 major categories. Comprehensive definitions of disorders with detailed descriptions of symptoms.
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