Workplace Bullying

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Workplace Bullying

Clinical and Organizational Perspectives

By: Judith Geneva Balcerzak

Publication date: 2015
ISBN: 978-0-87101-491-7
Categories: Clinical
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Although the problem of workplace bullying is not new, the incidence, prevalence, and severity have worsened in the United States. In Workplace Bullying: Clinical and Organizational Perspectives, Judith Geneva Balcerzak provides an understanding of workplace bullying from a theoretical, clinical, organizational, and public policy perspective. This book is unique in that it approaches the subject of workplace bullying from multiple disciplines.

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Are you or your colleagues stressed out at work? Do you feel degraded, humiliated, embarrassed, or threatened? If so, maybe you are a victim of workplace bullying. Although the problem of workplace bullying is not new, the incidence, prevalence, and severity have worsened in the United States. In Workplace Bullying: Clinical and Organizational Perspectives, Judith Geneva Balcerzak provides an understanding of workplace bullying from a theoretical, clinical, organizational, and public policy perspective. This book is unique in that it approaches the subject of workplace bullying from multiple disciplines.

There are few laws that protect workers from emotional abuse. Individuals who have been victims of workplace bullying may develop severe symptoms and illness, including major depression and suicidal ideation. Some bullied workers have become disabled and are unable to continue working or return to work after taking a leave of absence. Because it is not illegal, workplace bullying is difficult to prosecute and perpetrators are rarely held accountable.

This timely resource will serve as a practice guide for social workers, clinicians, practitioners, consultants, and policy advocates addressing the concerns of workplace bullying. It offers strategies for bullying prevention and intervention, treatment, remediation, and advocacy for those who are or have been bullied in the workplace.

Language: English
Publisher: NASW Press
Edition: 1
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Judith Geneva Balcerzak

Judith Geneva Balcerzak, PhD, MSW, LCSW, has worked as a clinical social worker for over 35 years. Licensed in California since 1981, she has spent decades working in health care in the public and private sectors. Balcerzak teaches in the Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Degree Program at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. She also teaches in the Psychology and Sociology Departments at Ventura College, where she developed the Human Services Degree and Certificate Programs. After completing her MSW at Wayne State University (Detroit) in 1977, Balcerzak has been a resident of California since the early 1980s. In her private clinical and consulting practice, Judith has encountered many clients, students, and organizations with workplace bullying problems. Balcerzak’s recent doctorates in social work and organizational psychology are examples of her passion for lifelong learning. An avid sailor and scuba diver, Balcerzak and her husband, Daniel Jordan, PhD, ABPP, divide their time between Ventura County, California, and the island country of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean. Their commitment to human rights and social justice is central to their values and practice.