Social Work: Practices, Perceptions and Challenges


Helen Rogers (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY031000

This book presents a practice model for psychotherapy in which a clinician teaches a client how to think about feelings that are part of the emotional distress involved in the problem being discussed. The purpose is to make a client aware of how problems can be analyzed, to prepare her/him to participate more effectively with a clinician in seeking problem resolution and to provide a client with a tool for future problem solving. What sort of a society have we become if we do not honour our ancestors? The dichotomy is whether advices in various fields that have allowed people to live longer is a feat to be celebrated or a problem to be addressed. The Aging Tsunami as it is often quoted to describe the worrying situations of rapidly aging in China has not met with detail planning in facilities upgrade and careful consideration in service models. Town planners need to be briefed thoroughly on the merits of seamless care and related concepts including barriers free environment and older people friendly communities. Higher life expectancy, the advance of medicine, the decrease in the share of active population and the increasing number of assistance-dependent persons has caused changes in family and intergenerational relations. Accordingly, long-term care will be a key factor in ensuring social stability in the future. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Teaching Clients to Think About Their Feelings as a Component of Social Work Clinical Practice
Thomas J. Blakely and Gregory M. Dziadosz

Chapter 2. Working with Older People in a Contested Context: A Critical Analysis from a Practice Perspective
Kerry Brydon (Australia)

Chapter 3. Seamless Care and Embedded Homes for Older People in China: A Social Town Planning Perspective
H.C.J. Wong (Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Zhuhai, China)

Chapter 4. The Cultural Context of Long-Term Care
Jana Mali (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)


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