Resiliency

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Resiliency

An Integrated Approach to Practice, Policy, and Research

By: Roberta R. Greene, PhD

Publication date: 2012
ISBN: 978-0-87101-436-8
Categories: Practice & Policy

After a decade of informing students and practitioners in the field, Roberta R. Greene’s seminal text on resiliency theory has been updated for a new decade with Resiliency: An Integrated Approach to Practice, Policy, and Research, 2nd Edition. Emerging from the ecological and systems frameworks of the profession's person-in-environment approach, resiliency theory offers social workers a perspective that is empirically based, practical, and focused on personal strengths.

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After a decade of informing students and practitioners in the field, Roberta R. Greene’s seminal text on resiliency theory has been updated for a new decade with Resiliency: An Integrated Approach to Practice, Policy, and Research, 2nd Edition. Emerging from the ecological and systems frameworks of the profession's person-in-environment approach, resiliency theory offers social workers a perspective that is empirically based, practical, and focused on personal strengths.

Illustrated with clear examples of resiliency-based practice in a variety of settings and drawing on numerous social work approaches, Resiliency equips readers with specific intervention strategies to nurture and supports clients’ strengths, self-efficacy, and ability to adapt to changing circumstances, and heal.

The included CD makes the new edition of Resiliency especially applicable in social work classrooms, but students and teachers alike—as well as practitioners, policymakers, and researchers—will value this update, for the latest thinking regarding an important paradigm that underscores the heroic nature of human endurance and fortitude.

Pages: 375
Language: English
Publisher: NASW PRESS
Edition: 2
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Roberta R. Greene, PhD

Roberta R. Greene, PhD, was professor and the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology and Social Welfare at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. She served as a clinical social worker at Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, where she counseled Holocaust survivors and their families. She also resettled refugees who came to the United States from around the world.

Dr. Greene has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of aging, human behavior, and social work. Her books include Social Work Practice: A Risk and Resilience Perspective, Resiliency Theory: An Integrated Framework for Practice, Research, and Policy, Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice, and Social Work with the Aged and Their Families.