Adventure Group Psychotherapy: An Experiential Approach to Treatment explores what is necessary for an experiential therapy group to function effectively, and the practical skills needed to inspire success. The authors describe how to use activities in a manner that produces the greatest opportunity for clients to reach their goals. Issues such as how to actively assess client functioning in the group, how to select the appropriate activity, how to shape an effective environment, and how to help clients process their experience are a few of the aspects examined to help clients move toward their goals. The practical skills the authors describe enable readers to immediately learn and apply their practice with groups. This book will be an important tool in any group therapy class, in practice settings to train practitioners, and for any clinician trying to expand their group work capabilities.
Measures for Community and Neighborhood Research is the first book of its kind to compile measures focused on communities and neighborhoods in one accessible resource. Organized into two main sections, the first provides the rationale, structure and purpose, and analysis of methodological issues, along with a conceptual and theoretical framework; the second section contains 10 chapters that synthesize, analyze, and describe measures for community and neighborhood research, with tables that summarize highlighted measures. The book will get readers thinking about which aspects of the neighborhood may be most important to measure in different research designs and also help researchers, practitioners, funders, and others more closely examine the impact of their work in communities and neighborhoods.
The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression presents the current state of knowledge related to the study of violent behaviors and aggression. An important extension of the first Handbook published ten years ago, the second edition maintains a distinctly cross-disciplinary focus by representing the newest scholarship and insights from behavior genetics, cross-cultural comparative psychology/criminology, evolutionary psychology, criminal justice, criminology, human development, molecular genetics, neurosciences, psychology, prevention and intervention sciences, psychiatry, psychopharmacology, public health, and sociology. The Handbook is divided into introductory and overview chapters on the study of violent behavior and aggression, followed by chapters on biosocial bases, individual and interpersonal factors, contextual factors, and prevention and intervention work and policy implications. It is an essential resource for researchers, scholars, and graduate students across social and behavioral science disciplines interested in the etiology, intervention, and prevention of violent behavior and aggression.
This series focuses on the synthesis of knowledge about evidence-based practices and service delivery initiatives whose effectiveness has been demonstrated by the strength of empirical evidence (i.e., extensiveness and quality of research) in various fields relevant to social work practice such as aging, child welfare, mental health, or substance abuse. The primary audience for books in this Series are social work faculty and students and social work professionals. The Series will also appeal to faculty, students, and professionals in the fields of nursing, psychology, psychiatry, and public health.
Bullying has long been widely tolerated as a rite of passage among children and-adolescents, but it can be a damaging event in childhood. Bullying is now appropriately considered to be a serious public health problem. Yet even as the dangers of bullying are increasingly recognized, the settings in which it occurs are multiplying, as digital communication and social media have enabled cyberbullying. Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice examines the consequences of bullying and assesses interventions that attempt to prevent and to respond to it. The report details the harmful short- and long-term consequences of bullying, both for those who are the targets of bullying and those who perpetrate it. It also finds that some interventions-such as zero tolerance policies, which are widely used by schools-have not curbed bullying or made schools safer. The report identifies approaches that are more likely to be effective at reducing bullying, and it recommends steps that agencies, schools, social media companies, and other stakeholders can take to better understand, prevent, and respond to bullying.