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Careers in Mental Health : Opportunities in Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work by Kim MetzAccessible and unbiased, Careers in Mental Health introduces upper-level high school students and beginning undergraduates to the different aspects of various mental health professions. Contains essential career advice for anyone considering an advanced degree in one of the "helping" professions within mental health Covers clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, substance abuse counseling, and school psychology Clarifies the distinctions between professions by discussing the history and philosophy of each field, requirements for advanced education, licensing, available jobs, salary potential, and more Includes a section with practical information applicable to all the professions, such as characteristics for success, ethical issues, the importance of critical thinking, applying to graduate school, and current issues affecting the field of mental health
Publication Date: 2016-03-07
Social Work: A Problem-Oriented Introduction by Lothar Böhnisch; Wolfgang SchröerIn many regions of the world the twenty-first century has started with a structure of endless challenges for social work. Social work seems to be in demand almost everywhere, from support schemes for children and young people into adulthood and on to support for elderly people, in community work in cities and rural regions, in disaster relief and in care for refugees. This book describes the field of social work - its themes, problems and methods - in the face of the concept of the second, reflexive modernisation. The question needs to be asked of how, and whether, social work's success story from the first modernity can continue. We discuss the second modernity as a time of blurring boundaries. Today, it frequently faces the problem that the organised terms of its approaches come up against a social reality where the frameworks of social life are becoming dynamic. Normalised structures are dissolving or becoming mixed with new ones; boundaries are blurring and new ones appearing.
Publication Date: 2016-11-21
Career Courage: Discover Your Passion, Step Out of Your Comfort Zone, and Create the Success You Want by Katie C. KelleyHow has your answer changed since childhood to the often-asked question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" For most, the answers tend to begin with excited seven-year-olds confidently and excitedly screaming out things like, "A basketball player!" or "A fireman!" or "A cook!" and then ten to fifteen years later those same kids are shrugging their shoulders while saying, "Not sure. Maybe something in accounting?"What happened? (Besides only growing to five foot eight and not being able to even reach the net when you jump.) When did we lose the courage to find our true calling and not just settle for what make sense in today's workforce, or what our parents pushed us toward? Career Courage is meant to help you conquer your fears, shed misguided ideas, and muster the strength to let go of a safe job and stage your next act. Whether you're a college grad contemplating choices, a seasoned professional seeking new directions, or a stay-at-home mom preparing to reenter the workplace, this invaluable guide book poses tough questions about motivation, confidence, character, risk tolerance, and more. The answers will power your journey forward as you learn to:* Clarify what really matters* Express your point of view* Build strong relationships and a robust network* Think like an entrepreneur* Prioritize a truly fulfilling life* And more!Starting or changing careers can be a scary, soul-searching process. Career Courage will give you the strength and guidance you need to break free from your fears and find fulfillment in the workforce.
Publication Date: 2016-03-02
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