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Clinical Social Work Resources

Individuals and families alike can suddenly find themselves in crisis due to any number of serious problems. HIV / AIDS, substance abuse, domestic violence, disability, teen pregnancy, physical and sexual abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, and mental illness are just a few of the many hardships that can impact the lives of many. Fortunately, people who find themselves facing such adversity are not alone in having to deal with their crisis. Clinical Social Workers specialize in helping individuals, families, and groups address a wide range of problems and guide them through their crisis. There are many resources available to people in search of more information regarding clinical social work.

New York State has an association, the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, which is dedicated to clinical social workers. Their website contains information about the history, mission statement, and organizational structure of the society, definitions and descriptions of clinical social work, information on Society chapters and committees and how to join the society. The society also has a page that details the scope of practice for New York State’s Clinical Social Work.

There are many resources on the topic of clinical social work located right here in the Library. Recent additions to the library collection include the following:

Chang-Muy, Fernando and Elaine P. Congress. (2009) Social work with immigrants and refugees: legal issues, clinical skills and advocacy. New York: Springer.
Dewey Library / JV 6465 S63 2009

Cooper, Marline. (2008) Clinical social work practice: an integrated approach. Boston, MA : A&B/Pearson.
Dewey Library / HM 586 C66 2008

Mizrahi, Terry, and Larry E. Davis. (2008) The Encyclopedia of Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.
Dewey Library / Reference HV 12 E53 2008

Ronen, Tammie. (2007) Cognitive behavior therapy in clinical social work practice. New York : Springer Pub. Co.
Dewey Library Reserves / RC 489 B4 C64 2007

Austrian, Sonia. (2005) Mental disorders, medications, and clinical social work. New York: Columbia University Press.
Dewey Graduate Library / HV 689 A88 2005

If you have any questions about researching clinical social work, please contact our Bibliographer for Reference, Social Welfare, and Gerontology, Elaine Bergman. She can be reached by calling 442-3695 or by email at :ebergman@uamail.albany.edu.

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