Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-based Assessment Model for Social Workers,
4th Edition

Susan W. Gray, Marilyn R. Zide

ISBN-13: 9781305101937 | ISBN-10: 1305101936

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 480 pages

List Price USD $231.95


Written by a practicing social worker, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY offers a compelling look at the current state of knowledge about mental disorders. The authors' accessible narrative blends with detailed, realistic vignettes to give you an inside look at what it means to practice psychopathology today. Part of the Cengage Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the new DSM-V. It also integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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Meet the Authors

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Susan W. Gray has been a member of the Barry University faculty since 1980. She earned a BA from Caldwell College for Women, an MSW at Rutgers University, an Ed.D. at Nova Southeastern University, and an MBA and Ph.D. from Barry University. Dr. Gray is a licensed clinical social worker and brings to Barry a diverse clinical practice background. Her professional interests include clinical supervision, licensure and professional regulation, community mental health, and professional practice in rural areas.

Marilyn Zide was a professor at Barry University, where she taught full time. In addition, she maintained a private practice and also provided agency-based consultation and training workshops in her areas of expertise which included solution-focused therapy, cultural diversity/sensitivity, and bereavement group-work.

  • This edition is thoroughly up to date with the 2008 EPAS requirements as well as the latest information from the new DSM-V.
  • Reimagined and organized around the new DSM-V, the fourth edition of this successful book has 16 chapters, up from 11 in the previous edition. New chapters discuss neurodevelopmental disorders (Chapter 2), trauma- and stressor-related disorders (Chapter 8), feeding and eating disorders (Chapter 11), and elimination disorders (Chapter 12).
  • The author draws on her practice experience by providing case vignettes on situations that social workers commonly encounter in clinical practice. Client stories are told in a style that helps social workers understand each client's unique experience with psychopathology. Cases focus on issues around cultural diversity, ethical issues, and model standards of practice. They serve as a vehicle to look beyond signs and symptoms to understand human behavior in terms of biological, psychological, and social influences.
  • The book views mental disorders through the strengths perspective, offering strategies for building on clients' strengths and resilience as well as insights about social workers' role in working with the mentally ill.
  • The Table of Contents parallels that of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The fourth edition has been reimagined around the new DSM-V, and includes four new chapters -- Chapter 2, "Neurodevelopmental Disorders"; Chapter 8, "Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders"; Chapter 11, "Feeding and Eating Disorders"; and Chapter 12, "Elimination Disorders."
  • Each major diagnostic category is introduced by an in-depth discussion that delineates essential features as well as course and prognosis. This is followed by an illustrative vignette and a differential assessment that further distinguish the essential features of a diagnosis.
  • Figures clarify the diagnoses presented and highlight the competency-based assessment.
  • Assessment questions allow students to gauge their competency, while "practitioner reflections" introduce experiential activities aimed at fostering a deeper level of understanding of client disorders.

Table of Contents

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1. An Introduction to the Competency-Based Assessment Model.
2. Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
3. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders.
4. Bipolar and Related Disorders.
6. Anxiety Disorders.
7. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
8. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.
9. Dissociative Disorders.
10. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders.
11. Feeding and Eating Disorders.
12. Elimination Disorders.
13. Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders.
14. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders.
15. Neurocognitive Disorders.
16. Personality Disorders.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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