Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice, 2nd Edition

This revolutionary, user-friendly textbook not only guides social workers in developing competence in the DSM system of diagnosis, it also assists them in staying attuned during client assessment to social work values and principles: a focus on client strengths, concern for the worth and dignity of individuals, appreciation of environmental influences on behavior, and commitment to evidence-informed practice.

The authors, seasoned practitioner-scholars, provide an in-depth exploration of fourteen major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment. A risk and resilience framework helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess. Social workers will also learn to apply critical thinking to the DSM when it is inconsistent with social work values and principles. Finally, the authors catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively, using the best resources available.

Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples, evidence-based assessment instruments, treatment plans, and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic processes in social work practice.

Review

“…a breath of fresh air…this volume does not limit its scope and succeeds admirably for it. Corcoran and Walsh’s book should be a required reference for every clinical social worker with an interest in evidence-based practice.”–PsycCRITIQUES
“Corcoran and Walsh’s book provides a mindful introduction to assessment and diagnosis for social workers, informed by the DSM. The authors acknowledge the limitations of this clinical perspective and provide a critical review of the notion of disorder while building bridges between a person-in-environment perspective and the process of assessment and diagnosis.”–International Social Work

About the Author

Jacqueline Corcoran, PhD, is Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.

Joseph Walsh, PhD, is Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.

This book really aims at helping Social Workers, not only find a diagnosis, but also a treatment approach. I haven’t really had the time yet to really dive into the book, but I skimmed it when it arrived – and it is exactly as the product was described. Definitely a good purchase and something I can see myself using again and again.

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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195398866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195398861
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Culture and Psychology (Psy 399 Introduction to Multicultural Psychology), 5th Edition

This field-leading book puts psychological theories and concepts into a cross-cultural framework that invites readers to discover, question, and ultimately, understand the relationship between culture and psychology through exploration of topics like changing gender roles, sexuality, self-esteem, aggression, personality, and mate selection. It all adds up to a book that will leave readers with a deeper, more complex understanding of the nature of culture, its relationship to psychological processes, and the differences and similarities between cultures in the increasingly globalized world.

Review

1. What is Culture?. 2. Research Methods. 3. Developmental Processes & Culture. 4. Cognition & Culture. 5. Cognition & Culture. 6. Gender & Culture. 7. Health & Culture. 8. Emotion & Culture. 9. Language and Communication in Culture. 10. Personality & Culture. 11. Abnormal Psychology & Culture. 12. Treatment of Abnormal Behavior & Culture. 13. Social Behavior Part I. 14. Social Behavior Part II. 15. Organizations & Culture. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

David Matsumoto is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory at San Francisco State University. He has studied culture, emotion, social interaction and communication for 20 years, and has written over 250 works in these areas. His books include well-known titles such as CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD (2nd edition; translated into Dutch and Japanese), THE HANDBOOK OF CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY (Oxford University Press; translated into Russian), and THE NEW JAPAN (Intercultural Press). He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including being named a G. Stanley Hall lecturer by the American Psychological Association.

Linda Juang is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. She earned her B.A. in Child Development from the University of Minnesota, her M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Michigan State University, and was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Jena in Germany for three years. Her research focuses on adolescent development in various family and cultural contexts. She has published and presented studies concerning issues of ethnic identity, autonomy, acculturation, and competence of adolescents in the U.S. and Germany.

This book was ordered for my Cross-cultural Psychology course and was easy to read, the examples were interesting, and the glossary terms and references were very helpful too.

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  • Series: Psy 399 Introduction to Multicultural Psychology
  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5 edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111344930
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111344931
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Leadership, Ethics and Policing Challenges for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

From street cop to chief, this guide develops a wide-range of ethical leadership skills applicable to all police ranks. Moving beyond incident-driven techniques, the book embraces problem-oriented, intelligence-led policing and integrates both ethics and leadership concepts. This edition includes two new chapters to address today’s environment–one on Homeland Security and one on strategic policing. New case studies, examples and applications appear throughout the text and help officers develop essential ethical leadership competencies. For courses in Police Leadership, Administration, Management, Ethics and Supervision.

From the Back Cover

To effectively resolve the law enforcement and public safety challenges of the twenty-first century, all police officers, regardless of rank or position, must possess leadership skills as well as an ethical orientation. All police officers are leaders whether they want to be or not. All officers must communicate well; motivate others; make decisions and resolve conflicts; and demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate tactics, programs, and strategies while maintaining personal and professional integrity. These activities and abilities are the foundation for ethical leadership competence …the essential ingredient to successful policing.

Leadership, Ethics, and Policing: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century addresses and stresses the need for ethical leadership competence for all police officers. The book integrates theory and practice as it explores the principles of leadership as well as those associated with values, morality, and ethics, and their relationship to police work. Although the focus is on policing, the ethical leadership concepts presented can be applied to virtually any criminal justice or community-oriented government environment. Therefore, the book is appropriate for nonpolice as well as police personnel. It is essential reading for practitioners and students of public safety. The book is a critical ingredient in each step of leadership development for entry-level personnel as well as for seasoned individuals who are preparing for a promotional exam.

Each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives. Key terms and concepts are highlighted in the text and listed for review at the end of each chapter. Discussion questions and scenario-based exercises are also included.

About the Author

Edwin Meese III. Edwin Meese III holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research and education institution. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at The University of London’s Institute of United States Studies. Mr. Meese also lectures, writes, and consults throughout the United States on a variety of subjects.

Mr. Meese served as Governor Ronald Reagan’s Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff in California from 1969 through 1974 and as Legal Affairs Secretary from 1967 through 1968. Before joining Governor Reagan’s staff in 1967, Mr. Meese served as Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California. From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Meese was a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where he served as Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management. During this time he also served as Vice Chairman of California’s Organized Crime Control Commission.

Mr. Meese supervised President-elect Ronald Reagan’s transition effort following the November 1980 election. During the presidential campaign, he served as Chief of Staff and Senior Issues Advisor for the Reagan-Bush Committee. From January 1981 to February 1985, Mr. Meese held the position of Counselor to the President, the senior position on the White House Staff, where he functioned as the President’s chief policy advisor.

Mr. Meese served as the 75th Attorney General of the United States from February 1985 to August 1988. As the Nation’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer, he directed the U.S. Department of Justice and led international efforts to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime. As Attorney General and as Counselor, Mr. Meese was a member of the President’s Cabinet and the National Security Council. He served as Chairman of the Domestic Policy Council and as Chair of the National Drug Policy Board.

In addition to his background as a lawyer, educator, and public official, Mr. Meese has been a business executive in the aerospace and transportation industry, serving as Vice President for Administration of Rohr Industries, Inc. in Chula Vista, California. He left Rohr to return to the practice of law, engaging in corporate and general legal work in San Diego County.

Mr. Meese is the author of With Reagan: The Inside Story, which was published by Regnery Gateway in June 1992, and is co-editor of Making America Safer, published in 1997 by The Heritage Foundation.

Mr. Meese is a graduate of Yale University and holds a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a retired Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He is active in numerous civic and educational organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Landmark Legal Foundation, the Capital Research Center, and the National College of District Attorneys, and is the chairman of the governing board of George Mason University in Northern Virginia.

P J. Ortmeier. P J. Ortmeier holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Public Safety Training and Development. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a former police officer, and served as the coordinator of a criminal justice program at a midwestern college for ten years. He has developed and implemented numerous courses and degree programs in law enforcement, corrections, and public safety. As a member of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) steering committee, Dr. Ortmeier participated in the creation of a plan to integrate leadership, ethics, and community policing concepts and skill development throughout the entire basic academy for entry-level peace officers.

Currently, Dr. Ortmeier is the Coordinator of the Administration of Justice Program at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. He also holds teaching positions at California State University, San Marcos, The Union Institute and University, and Webster University in San Diego.

Dr. Ortmeier is the author of Public Safety and Security Administration, Policing the Community: A Guide for Patrol Operations, and Security Management: An Introduction, as well as several articles appearing in journals such as The Police Chief, California Security, Police and Security News, and Security Management. His writing focuses on professional career education, management, leadership, and competency development for public safety personnel.

Dr. Ortmeier is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for Law Enforcement Training, the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators, and the American Society for Industrial Security. His current interests include the development of leadership skills and career education pathways for law enforcement and other public safety professionals.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (February 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
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EMDR Solutions II For Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance, and More (Norton Professional Books), 1st Edition

A clear and comprehensive guide to using EMDR in clinical practice.

This edited collection—a follow-up to Shapiro’s successful EMDR Solutions—presents step-by-step instructions for implementing EMDR approaches to treat a range of issues, written by leading EMDR practitioners. The how-to approach, mixed with ample clinical wisdom, will help clinicians excel when using EMDR to treat their clients. The units include:

  • A comprehensive compendium of EMDR interventions for Depression, it begins with Robin Shapiro’s Assessment, Trauma-Based and Endogenous Depression chapters, continues with Jim Knipe’s Shame-Based Depression chapter, and ends with Shapiro’s Attachment-Based chapter.
  • The eight chapters of the Eating Disorder unit cover all the bases. From etiology to neurology through Preparation phases and treatment strategies, you’ll learn how to work with Bulimia, Anorexia, Body Dysmorphia, Binge Eating Disorder, disorders of Desire and more. Andrew Seubert is the ring leader. The other writers are Janie Scholom, Linda Cooke, Celia Grand, DaLene Forester, Janet McGee, Catherine Lidov, and Judy Lightstone.
  • Performance, Coaching, and Positive Psychology unit emphasizes strengths, skills, focus, and whatever gets in the way of reaching the goal. David Grand shares his foundational 15 Strategies for Performance enhancement. Ann Marie McKelvey integrates EMDR with Coaching and Positive Psychology.
  • The Complex Trauma unit includes Katie O’Shea’s useful and user-friendly Preparation Methods and Early Trauma Protocol, Sandra Paulsen and Ulrich Lanius’s brilliant collaboration Integrating EMDR with Somatic and Ego State Interventions, Liz Massiah’s hair-raising Intrusive Images chapter, and Shapiro’s treatment strategies for OCPD.
  • Robin Shapiro gives an overview of Medically-Based Trauma and her strategies for successful treatment of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. Katherine Davis shows us how Post-Partum “Depression” is often treatable Post-Partum PTSD.
  • Ronald Ricci and Cheryl Clayton tell us how to use EMDR in our work with Sex Offenders and their complete therapeutic milieu.
  • Martha S. Jacobi develops our “third ear” for using EMDR with Religious and Spiritually-Attuned clients.

Review

“For those in pursuit of cutting-edge strategies using EMDR with complex and diverse populations creatively served up, I encourage you to embrace this treasure trove of gifts by some of our most well-respected EMDR clinicians/authors.” (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

“Robin Shapiro has assembled an impressive group of experienced EMDR practitioners who combine creative ideas with their solid understanding of EMDR to offer guidance to therapists working with diverse client populations. EMDR Solutions II provides EMDR therapists with a wealth of practical information and techniques. It is a welcome addition to the EMDR literature.” (Laurel Parnell, PhD, author of Transforming Trauma: EMDR)

About the Author

Robin Shapiro, MSW, LICSW, the editor of two EMDR Solutions books and The Trauma Treatment Handbook, is in private practice in Seattle. She is known for her informative, user-friendly workshops, insightful clinical consultation, and her popular blog Trauma & Attachment Therapy. She is proud to serve on the board of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.

This book is fabulous. Each chapter is explicit and cross referenced with other work that has been previously published. EMDR has been such a positive adjunct to the work that I do with Women who have experienced abuse and trauma. This book offers specifics on helping people who have found some creative(though unhealthy) ways of coping with their chaotic and traumatic lives.

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  • Series: Norton Professional Books
  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (March 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393705889
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Infancy Development From Birth to Age 3, 2nd Edition

For courses in Infancy and Early Childhood Development,  with a focus on birth to age 3.

Infancy: Development from Birth to Age 3  helpsstudents understand the role of infant development research and how they may apply it to their own lives as well as the broader implications upon public policies.  Students are also presented with the relevant historical information in many of the chapters to provide a broader perspective and highlight how far we’ve come in our understanding of the first 3 years of life.  Issues of diversity and multicultural experience are also incorporated, illustrating how nature and nurture work together.

About the Author

Dana Gross, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Affiliated Faculty of Asian Studies and Linguistic Studies at St. Olaf College, where she teaches an advanced seminar on Infant Development, as well as courses in Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, and Human Development in East Asia.  Dana Gross received her BA in Psychology from Smith College and her PhD in Child Psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Dana’s research has been published in Child Development, Cognitive Development, and International Journal of Behavioural Development, among others. Most recently, she has been involved in field research in a high school-based parent education program for adolescent parents and their infant and toddler children. Dana has presented her work at numerous conferences, and served as consultant and co-author for several developmental textbooks.

Alot of great information. The book was really easy (understandable). I would suggest this book to anyone. Great product overall.

The quality was perfect, and the information inside this book is pretty useful and interesting. I’m really glad I read this text before having children… it is very informative.

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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (October 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205734197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205734191
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Sebastião Salgado Workers An Archaeology of the Industrial Age, 1st Edition

More than those of any other living photographer, Sebastião Salgado’s images of the world’s poor stand in tribute to the human condition. His transforming photographs bestow dignity on the most isolated and neglected, from famine-stricken refugees in the Sahel to the indigenous peoples of South America. Workers is a global epic that transcends mere imagery to become an affirmation of the enduring spirit of working women and men. The book is an archaeological exploration of the activities that have defined labor from the Stone Age through the Industrial Age, to the present. Divided into six categories–”Agriculture,” “Food,” “Mining,” “Industry,” “Oil” and “Construction”–the book unearths layers of visual information to reveal the ceaseless human activity at the core of modern civilization. Extended captions provide a historical and factual framework for the images. “Salgado unveils the pain, the beauty, and the brutality of the world of work on which everything rests,” wrote Arthur Miller of this photobook classic, upon its original publication in 1993. “This is a collection of deep devotion and impressive skill.” An elegy for the passing of traditional methods of labor and production, Workers delivers a message of endurance and hope.

From Publishers Weekly

Even as machines, robots and computers replace workers, Salgado’s powerful, striking photographs reveal the backbreaking and unrelenting toil that is still the lot of millions of men and women around the globe. Never preachy or didactic, these 350 duotone images of tea pickers in Rwanda, dam builders in India, steelworkers in France and Ukraine, sugarcane harvesters in Brazil, assembly-line workers in Russia and China, sulfur miners in Indonesia and others, pay tribute to working people who preserve their dignity in the harshest conditions. In the lyrical accompanying essay, Salgado ( An Uncertain Grace ) laments Japan’s industrial fishing which decimates fish stocks, France’s agricultural policies and the global exploitation of manual laborers who do the bulk of the world’s work.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Salgado, an economist by training, documents the unforgettable faces of workers at their jobs around the world. His widely published images of the oil-field firefighters in Kuwait may be the most familiar to U.S. readers. The catalog for a traveling exhibition, this book is divided into six chapters–Agriculture, Food, Mining, Industry, Oil, and Construction–that show the basest realities of work in some of its uncountable forms, from fishing in Spain, to textile factories in Kazakhstan, Eurotunnel construction in France, a slaughterhouse in South Dakota, and gold miners in Brazil. The reader almost never sees a smiling face or evidence of job satisfaction. Instead, this is an iconography of wage-labor toil, alienation, and survival. The location and subject of each related group of images are announced in the table of contents; otherwise, one needs to consult a separate softbound booklet in a pocket in the back, which offers Salgado’s facts and statistics about the particular natural resource, geographical area, and type of work pictured. The reproductions here are of superb quality. The winner of numerous international photography awards, Salgado ( An Uncertain Grace , LJ 2/1/91) has renewed the “concerned photographer” genre and produced one of the finest books of this decade. Essential for all art and photography collections.
- Kathleen Collins, New York Transit Museum Archives, Brooklyn
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

This book is an astonishing document on both the talents of Sebastiao Salgado and the roughness of some of the worst professions in the world. The book was several years in the making and it shows. A lot of credit goes to Aperture for such a quality print. Your first impression will be of astonishment as you browse through the pictures of one of the top photographers of this century. Then, you’ll want to read the small booklet that explains what each picture is. One day I hope someone will print a teaching book of photography with as good pictures as these, but with all the detailed information of how the picture was taken (film, camera, lens, exposure, # of photos discarded, date, time of day & latitude, time spent to take the picture, etc). If there’s anything to critize in this book is that no technical information is given at all. But that was the point of it. It is an art book, not a didactic one.

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture (June 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089381525X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0893815257
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Behavioral Sciences STAT 2 (with CourseMate Printed Access Card) (New, Engaging Titles from 4ltr Press), 2nd Edition

Created by the continuous feedback of a “student-tested, faculty-approved” process, STAT FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and instructors and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes.

Review

“This presentation is top-notch and is right where it should be for the target audience. This format appeals to a wide variety of learners.” – Danny Inghram, University of Central Florida

“Instructors who want a less intimidating textbook that engages the student while maintaining almost all of the critical topics of traditional textbooks should check out STAT. It is a symphony contained in a flute.” – -Shelly Marmion, University of Texas at Tyler

About the Author

Gary Heiman is a professor at Buffalo State College. Praised by reviewers and adopters for his readable prose and effective pedagogical skills, he has written four books for Houghton Mifflin (now Cengage Learning): STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS, AND ESSENTIAL STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Bowling Green State University.

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  • Series: New, Engaging Titles from 4ltr Press
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2 edition (January 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
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The Special Educator's Toolkit Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Your Classroom, 1st Edition

Overwhelmed special educators: Reduce your stress and support student success with this practical toolkit for whole-classroom organization. A lifesaver for special educators in any K–12 setting, this book-and-CD set will help teachers expertly manage everything, from schedules and paperwork to student supports and behavior plans.

Cindy Golden, a seasoned special educator, administrator, and psychologist with almost 30 years of experience, has based this teacher-friendly toolkit on her popular OMAC (Organization and Management of All Classrooms) system—an innovative approach to creating effective classrooms for students with all types of disabilities. Special educators will get step-by-step, ready-to-use guidance on managing six key aspects of their daily work:

  1. Environment. Make the most of every inch of classroom space! Clean out clutter, arrange furniture to improve traffic flow, and construct classroom zones, work stations, and bulletin board displays that support learning.
  2. Communication. Implement low-cost communication supports that meet student needs. Make simple picture symbol books, interactive schedules, labels for classroom areas and objects, and more.
  3. Teaching Methods and Materials. Determine student needs, create schedules, simplify the IEP process, and pinpoint the best methods for teaching academic, vocational, behavioral, social, and life skills.
  4. Behavioral Systems. Organize a successful behavioral system that motivates students, helps them improve behavior and social skills, and uses positive reinforcement techniques.
  5. Data and Paperwork. Learn the secrets to creating a simple, logical, highly efficient system for managing paperwork—so more time can be spent on teaching.
  6. Staff and Home Supports. Build trusting, respectful relationships with classroom staff and parents with stress-free strategies like team meetings and home communication notebooks.

For each of these critical areas, special educators will discover dozens of proven strategies, vivid examples, and clever tips and tricks to help them make immediate improvements in their classroom. They’ll also get a CD-ROM with more than 60 printable forms and tools they can use right away to support learning, safety, and positive behavior.

This is the ultimate guide for every special educator, from the first-year teacher setting up a new classroom to the seasoned veteran who wants a down-to-earth guide to current best practices.

Teachers will come away empowered and motivated to get and stay organized—and they’ll see the positive results year after year in their classrooms.

CD-ROM includes more than 60 printable forms and tools, including

  • Personal Classroom Assessment
  • Clutter Cleaning Checklist
  • Environmental Planning Worksheet
  • Cards for Calming Down
  • Lunch Visual Schedule Placemat
  • Class Schedule Booklet
  • Classroom Expectations Chart
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Student Safety Plan
  • Group Lesson Plans
  • Individual Student Lesson Plan
  • IEP and Eligibility Calendar
  • Home and Staff Supports Checklist
  • Home–School Notes
  • and more!

Review

“A wonderful guide for special educators who are looking for research-based strategies for organizing and managing their teaching environment to ensure learning for all students.”

(Susan Johnson, M.S.)

About the Author

Cindy Golden, Ed.D., is a Principal/Psychologist of NorthStar Educational and Therapeutic Services, part of the Georgia Network of Educational and Therapeutic Supports; Founder of OMAC Consulting; and Editor of the website Special Needs Resource Magazine.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing; 1 edition (January 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598570978
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World Mythology An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics, 3rd Edition

World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and Pacific islands, the British Isles, Northern Europe, Africa, and the Americas. An introduction and historical background supplement each myth. Questions at the end of each selection prompt analysis and response.

About the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide.

I think a number of the other reviews missed the point in this volume. This book offers an amazingly diverse sampling of the world’s mythologies, preceding each myth with an introduction that attempts to provide some cultural context. These are NOT the original myths, as people have noted, but that is done intentionally. Had each of these stories been included in its original form the result would have been a cyclopean tome that likely would have to be broken into numerous volumes. But why do that? There are already countless disparate sources available for one to find the original stories — this book offers more of a “world mythology digest” that tries to hit on the key themes and events of each story it relates, and does a decent enough job doing so.

I got this for my College Mythology Course, cheaper on here than in the bookstore of course. While there are better and more in depth stories elsewhere for Mythology, I really like the collection here as far as Culturally and the Historical references that proceed each story. It’s nice to get some background information about the origins of the stories as well as the summaries of all the names/familia listed in one place for a quick reference at the start of the section. I recommend reading the story prior to the history section that precedes it, however, if you’ve never heard it before, because it will spoil it for you! Just an FYI! But all in all this is a pretty decent book, but there are better, more elaborated mythology books out there. As this one was required for class though it isn’t bad, and I can see why it was chosen as it goes beyond just Greek Mythology and really collects Mythology from all around the World, which is very nice. Recommended!

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  • Paperback: 722 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 3 edition (February 12, 2001)
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Program Evaluation Methods and Case Studies, 8th Edition

Comprehensive yet accessible, this text provides a practical introduction to the skills, attitudes, and methods required to assess the worth and value of human services offered in public and private organizations in a wide range of fields. Students are introduced to the need for such activities, the methods for carrying out evaluations, and the essential steps in organizing findings into reports. The text focuses on the work of people who are closely associated with the service to be evaluated, and is designed to help program planners, developers, and evaluators to work with program staff members who might be threatened by program evaluation.

From the Publisher

This volume provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the skills, attitudes and methods required to evaluate programs offered in public and private organizations. The authors stress the development of a program-improvement focus that begins with program conceptualization through implementation and analysis of outcomes and costs. They also provide detailed descriptions of methods for improving program evaluation reports and encouraging utilization. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Posavac and Carey provide a comprehensive, but accessible, introduction to the field of program evaluation featuring methods needed to evaluate programs offered in public and private mental health, educational, health care, criminal justice, and human resource organizations. By adopting a flexible philosophy of evaluation, the authors demonstrate how program evaluation can be applied to answer a wide variety of questions in many different settings. The sixth edition includes case studies of completed program evaluations and sketches of the careers of program evaluators to help readers develop an appreciation of the applicability of evaluation methods.

The authors stress the importance of working with representatives of all groups affected by a program, whether they be program staff or managers, recipients. or people providing financial or moral support. The Improvement-Focused Model of Evaluation can be used to include many people in the evaluation process. The teat shows that the application of program evaluation serves to contribute to making society more effective, just, and healthy.

Sixth Edition Highlights

  • Strong emphasis on keeping evaluations focused on contributing to program improvement
  • Greater emphasis on the value of clarifying the conceptual foundation of programs to be evaluated
  • Additional illustrations of statistical techniques useful in program evaluation
  • Updated citations and suggestions for further study
  • Guidance for obtaining information from sources available on the Internet

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 8 edition (July 14, 2010)
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