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Theory and Treatment Planning in Family Therapy: A Competency-Based Approach

by Diane R. Gehart

THEORY AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN FAMILY THERAPY: A COMPETENCY-BASED APPROACH prepares readers for the realities of practicing therapy. This book's outcomes-based approach engages readers in an active learning process, introducing family therapy theories using theory-specific case conceptualization and treatment planning. These assignments empower readers to apply theoretical concepts and develop real-world skills as early as possible in their training. The author uses a down-to-earth style to explain concepts in clear and practical language. She also includes extensive discussions about how diversity issues and research inform contemporary practice of family therapy.

Interactive Science (Ohio Edition)

by Pearson Education

Elementary science textbook.

Pennsylvania: Our People, Places, and Past

by Randall A. Pellow

This book presents the rich history, geography, people and products of the state of Pennsylvania.

Place- and Community-based Education in Schools

by David Sobel Gregory A. Smith

Place- and community-based education - an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local - addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people's attention beyond the classroom to the world as it actually is, and to engage them in the process of devising solutions to the social and environmental problems they will confront as adults. This approach can increase students' engagement with learning and enhance their academic achievement. Envisioned as a primer and guide for educators and members of the public interested in incorporating the local into schools in their own communities, this book explains the purpose and nature of place- and community-based education and provides multiple examples of its practice. The detailed descriptions of learning experiences set both within and beyond the classroom will help readers begin the process of advocating for or incorporating local content and experiences into their schools.

Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

by Jennifer M. Silva

What does it mean to grow up today as working-class young adults? How does the economic and social instability left in the wake of neoliberalism shape their identities, their understandings of the American Dream, and their futures? Coming Up Short illuminates the transition to adulthood for working-class men and women. Moving away from easy labels such as the "Peter Pan generation," Jennifer Silva reveals the far bleaker picture of how the erosion of traditional markers of adulthood-marriage, a steady job, a house of one's own-has changed what it means to grow up as part of the post-industrial working class. Based on one hundred interviews with working-class people in two towns-Lowell, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Virginia-Silva sheds light on their experience of heightened economic insecurity, deepening inequality, and uncertainty about marriage and family. Silva argues that, for these men and women, coming of age means coming to terms with the absence of choice. As possibilities and hope contract, moving into adulthood has been re-defined as a process of personal struggle-an adult is no longer someone with a small home and a reliable car, but someone who has faced and overcome personal demons to reconstruct a transformed self. Indeed, rather than turn to politics to restore the traditional working class, this generation builds meaning and dignity through the struggle to exorcise the demons of familial abuse, mental health problems, addiction, or betrayal in past relationships. This dramatic and largely unnoticed shift reduces becoming an adult to solitary suffering, self-blame, and an endless seeking for signs of progress. This powerfully written book focuses on those who are most vulnerable-young, working-class people, including African-Americans, women, and single parents-and reveals what, in very real terms, the demise of the social safety net means to their fragile hold on the American Dream.

A Typology of Domestic Violence: Intimate Terrorism, Violent Resistance, and Situational Couple Violence

by Michael P. Johnson

This volume begins the work of theorizing forms of domestic violence, a crucial first step to a better understanding of these phenomena among scholars, social scientists, policy makers, and service providers.

Feminism and World Religions

by Arvind Sharma Katherine K. Young

Feminism has had, and continues to have, an impact on the world religions, because it has criticized them for perpetuating male hegemony over women, or "patriarchy." This book examines the interaction of feminism and world religions.

Guns or Butter: The Presidency of Lyndon Johnson

by Irving Bernstein

The presidency of Lyndon Johnson was a pivotal moment in twentieth-century American history. From the decisive social programs of the Great Society, to the triumph of the Civil and Voting Rights Acts, to the catastrophe of the Vietnam War and domestic unrest, it was an era of dramatic accomplishment and wrenching tragedy. In Guns or Butter, renowned historian Irving Bernstein brings those five climactic years of the sixties vividly to life, from the moment Lee Harvey Oswald aimed a rifle from the window of the Texas School Depository to the tense ballot-counting that put Richard Nixon in the White House in 1968. Bernstein's book is a narrative masterpiece, filled with sharply drawn character sketches and swiftly moving accounts of events that range from deals cut in the Senate cloakroom, to police charging after protesters on the streets of Selma, to Vietcong commandos bursting into the American embassy in Saigon. We see Johnson ordering aides Bill Moyers and Richard Goodwin to strip and join him for a skinny-dip in the White House pool, where they formulate the Great Society. And we see a tired, distracted president pacing in his bathrobe around a table model of the besieged Khe Sanh garrison, examining aerial photographs and casualty reports. Equally important, Bernstein offers a deft assessment of Johnson's successes and failures, from his legislative programs to his futile pursuit of the war in Vietnam to his failure to boost Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign in 1968. The author not only retells the maneuvering that brought the president's plans into law, he also analyzes and explains their impact, from the Voting Rights Act to Medicare. The Great Society, Bernstein concludes, was a triumph, but Johnson's attempt to have both guns and butter, to pursue massive domestic initiatives together with a bitter undeclared war, led to runaway inflation that ultimately undermined his presidency. From the dark moments after Kennedy's assassination in 1963, to the heady days of legislative victories of 1965, to the bloody crescendo of riots, assassinations, and military battles in 1968, Johnson's administration was a defining moment in modern American history. In Guns or Butter, Irving Bernstein brilliantly captures both the events and the meaning of those momentous years. Aside from its historical value, this book has major current significance. The legislative program Newt Gingrich and his Republican colleagues introduced in 1995 was designed to repeal the Great Society. Before doing so, members of Congress and the interested public should understand Lyndon Johnson's vision and the legislation that was enacted during the sixties. Guns or Butter provides that critical information.

Return to Nisa

by Marjorie Shostak

This is the story of two women--one a hunter-gatherer in Botswana, the other an ailing American anthropologist,and the remarkable relationship between these two women from different worlds.

Prentice Hall Reference Guide (9th Edition)

by Muriel Harris Jennifer L Kunka

For first year composition courses. Prentice Hall Reference Guide , Ninth Edition, is a handbook written to help all writers, including students who may not know proper terminology, quickly find the information they need. Teaching and Learning Experience This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It provides: · A series of "portals" in Tab 1, through which students can quickly find the answers to their writing, research, and grammar-related questions: Helps students at all levels of learning locate the help they need. · Tried and true advice at every stage of the writing process from instructors who have over 30 years of combined experience working with students: The text is written to students and speaks to them using language they can understand.

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy (Second Edition)

by Mary Kessler Suzanne Tink Martin

Now completely updated with the latest information on both adult and pediatric patients, this comprehensive book provides a link between the pathophysiology of neurologic deficits and possible rehabilitation interventions for improving movement outcomes. It introduces the structure and function of the nervous system and describes normal motor development, motor control and motor learning, pathophysiology of the nervous system and common treatment techniques used in physical therapy practice. This edition also features updated terminology from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, as well as new chapters on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and other neurological conditions seen in the adult. Helpful learning aids and abundant illustrations highlight key concepts and help readers quickly master the material. Helpful learning aids - such as objectives, tables, illustrated intervention boxes, and review questions - reinforce important facts and concepts. Review questions at the end of each chapter allow readers to test their understanding of the material. 700 illustrations clearly depict procedures discussed in the text and clarify descriptions of anatomy, physiology, evaluation, pathology, and treatment. Background information is provided for interventions that can be used in the rehabilitation of adults and children, promoting a complete understanding of techniques. Careful documentation uses current outcomes-based research. Case histories include subjective and objective observation, assessment, planning, and critical decision-making components. Current language of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition is used throughout, aligning all information with best practices put forth by the APTA. A new chapter on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) describes how these techniques can be used to improve performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia

by Alison Fleig Frank

This study describes the human institutions, traditions, and preoccupations that helped shape the oil industry in the Austrian Empire and contributed as much to its fate as the geological features, the oil that that industry began to exploit a mere century and a half ago.

Human Resource Management

by Jean Phillips Stanley Gully

The focus of HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT is on developing students' personal and managerial skills by (1) Helping students understand the role of HR in organizational effectiveness as well as their personal career success; (2) Enabling students to understand how to flexibly apply the HR concepts that are appropriate for different problems or situations, and how HR both influences and is influenced by business strategy; and (3) Creating an understanding of the HR context by embedding the important concepts of ethics, diversity, competitive advantage, and the global context throughout the book. This highly readable book will help students understand how to use HR to hire, develop, motivate, and retain the right people and bring out the best in employees to execute the company's business strategy. It is intended for anyone who is or who might become a manager or an HR professional. By developing readers' competence and confidence in using important HR skills, this book will help anyone become a more effective manager through a better use of HR tools. Because most students learn more easily when they see the applicability of concepts to real life situations, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT provides numerous current company examples throughout the book. A book-long integrated case supplemented with interactive online videos develops students' personal skills and gives them some experience in applying various HR concepts. The case and videos reinforce the relevance of the textbook material and make the content even more understandable.

The Dead: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

by James Joyce

Edited by Daniel R. Schwarz. Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.

The Man Who Lost His Language

by Sheila Hale

Sir John Hale is one of the worlds foremost renaissance historians whose book The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance (1993) won The Royal Society of Literature's Heinemann Award and the International Silver Pen. Soon after delivering the second draft of his text, Hale had a stroke that deprived him of the power of speech. His wife Shelia Hale set out to find out what had happened and how John might be brought back to normal as far as possible. The book combines a detailed account of dysphasia and what he can tell us about language with a personal account of John and Shelia's own expericences.

Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Roman Lives

by Plutarch

In the eight lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Rome. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he brings to biography a natural story-teller's ear for a good anecdote. Throughout the ages Plutarch's Lives have been valued for their historical value and their charm. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. Translated by Robin Waterfield and with notes and introduction by Philip A. Stadter.

Place-Based Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity

by Gregory A. Smith David A. Gruenewald

The book is a collection of success stories from around the United States and explores some of the reasons for pursuing place-based education.It shows how educators from diverse places are using place as a focal point for developing community leaders, understanding the tensions between Israel and Palestine, and for showing future teachers the power of place-based learning.

Raven

by Ashley Suzanne

In the debut of Ashley Suzanne's blistering-hot Fight or Flight series--perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn--two sparring partners put their hearts on the line and push their bodies to the edge. Rian Fields is done being a punching bag. When Rian was thirteen, her only friend walked out on her, leaving Rian alone to mourn when she lost her mother three years later. Then he came back into her life senior year, igniting new desires--and breaking her trust permanently when he enlisted in the army. Now Rian has finally found an outlet for her rage against the world: mixed martial arts. But just as she's learning the ropes, Garrett Rhodes turns her life inside-out one more time. As much they hurt each other, Garrett never got over Rian. So when he gets the call that she's in jail, he bails her out, no questions asked. The years have toughened her. Made her harder. Sexier. All she needs to make it as an MMA fighter is the right coach, and Garrett's man enough to train her. He just has to go toe-to-toe with "Raven," the fearless woman who takes control in the ring . . . without falling for Rian, the vulnerable girl who still drives him crazy. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Singletasking

by Devora Zack

Your Mind Can't Be Two Places at Once Too many of us have become addicted to the popular, enticing, dangerously misleading drug of multitasking. Devora Zack was once hooked herself. But she beat it and became more efficient, and you can too. Zack marshals convincing neuroscientific evidence to prove that you really can't do more by trying to tackle several things at once--it's an illusion. There is a better way to deal with all the information and interruptions that bombard us today. Singletasking explains exactly how to clear and calm your mind, arrange your schedule and environment, and gently yet firmly manage the expectations of people around you so that you can accomplish a succession of tasks, one by one--and be infinitely more productive. Singletasking is the secret to success and sanity.

Social Gerontology (9th Edition)

by Nancy R. Hooyman H. Asuman Kiyak

The primary focus of this book is on social gerontology and to present the diversities of the aging experience, the interaction between biological, psychological, social and cultural forces on aging, and the heterogeneity of the older population in a multidisciplinary manner.

Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies of the New Second Generation

by Mary C. Waters Philip Kasinitz John H. Mollenkopf

This book brings together in-depth ethnographies of some of New York's largest immigrant populations to assess the experience of the new second generation and to explore the ways in which they are changing the fabric of American culture.

Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs

by Mark W. Fraser Jack M. Richman Maeda J. Galinsky Steven H. Day

This book intends to serve as a solid reference for those already in the field, as well as help the next generation of social workers develop skills to contribute to the evolving field of intervention research.

CliffsNotes Verbal Review for Standardized Tests (2nd Edition)

by Deborah Covino William A. Covino Peter Z. Orton

This book provides an excellent and extensive overview of important information and the tools necessary for comprehensive verbal skills preparation.

Educational Psychology: Active Learning Edition (11th Edition)

by Anita Woolfolk

The eleventh edition of the book continues to emphasize the educational implications and applications of research on child development, cognitive science, learning, teaching, and assessment.

Life-Span Development (15th Edition)

by John W. Santrock

The book intends to provide students with the best and most recent theory and research in the world today about each of the periods of the human life span and guide them in making developmental connections across different points in the human life span.

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