Gerontological Social Work
A Task-Centered Approach
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Gerontological Social Work by William J. Reid
Book DescriptionThis eminently practical book applies the task-centered model to gerontological practice across various settings (community based, hospital based, home healthcare, etc.). After an introductory chapter presenting demographic background information and outlining the common problems and needs of an elderly population, the book describes the continuum of care and the principal providers of services. Gerontological Social Work features in-depth coverage of specific client problems, such as physical or mental health, caregiving, home and personal safety, senior living, and long-term care arrangements. A series of task planners offer a menu of possible actions that can resolve or alleviate a designated problem. Rating scales, schedules, and other forms assist the practitioner and client in the intervention process. An appendix classified by topic lists hundreds of Web sites related to work with the elderly.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231115865
(236mm x 164mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William J. Reid
Generalist Practice, Hardback (December 2002)
This basic textbook seeks to establish a "task-centered" methodology - a structured, short-term, problem-solving approach - applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations and communities.
Educational Supervision in Social Work, Paperback (October 2002)
This text offers a comprehensive analysis, examining the history and principles of the "task-centered model for educational supervision" (TCS). It presents an in-depth discussion of its practical implementation and makes use of detailed case vignettes.
Science and Social Work, Paperback (December 2001)
Historically, there have been two main approaches to the proper role and function of science in social work. This work presents a balanced appraisal, demonstrating how the fruits of scientific research can aid clinical practice.
Task Planner, Paperback (June 2000)» View all books by William J. Reid
A set of task planners for psychosocial problems from alcoholism and anxiety to domestic violence and sexual abuse. This book presents clients with specific tasks for helping resolve their problems. It includes a menu of actions the client can undertake to effect problem resolution. It accompanies a CD.
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Author Biography - William J. Reid
Matthias Naleppa is an associate professor at the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and a recent Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. William J. Reid is Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the State University of New York at Albany. His most recent book, with Stuart Kirk, is Social Work: A Critical Appraisal.
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