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Clinical Social Work Practice 1: Reference Works

Encyclopedia of Social Work

"Clinical Social Work" Darlene Grant. Encyclopedia of Social Work. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, 2013.

DSM-5 and ASWB Exams

Current Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) examinations reflect the content contained in the DSM-IV-TR. No changes to the ASWB examinations that reflect only DSM-5 will be made before January 2015.

Basic Reference Works

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
Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Michel Hersen, editor-in-chief. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publiations, 2005.
Entries focus on adult clinical applications, child clinical applications, and educational applications. Emphasis on assessment and techniques. Each entry offers background, treatment strategies, and potential complications. Rutgers-restricted Access
Encyclopedia of Counseling
Frederick T.L. Leong, Editor-in-Chief. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications, 2008. 4 volumes.
Almost 600 entries "covering all of the major theories, approaches, and contemporary issues in counseling." Rutgers-restricted Access