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Social Work Science

Care Home Stories

Ian Shaw

Aging, Disability, and Long-Term

Spirituality and Hospice Social Work

Residential Care

Ann M. Callahan

“This thoughtful book succinctly analyzes the longstanding tensions between science and art, science and action, and “An eye-opening account of what federal science and values that have influenced marriage education programs look like on the social work scholarship, practice, and ground and why they have been so ineffective in education for over a century. Shaw their goal of strengthening marriage. A wellilluminates contemporary debates over researched and highly useful book.” the nature and purpose of social work —Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University research by placing them in their histori“Crucial reading for scholars of family and social cal, ideological, and political contexts.” policy.”—Virginia Rutter, co-editor, Families as They Really Are —Michael Reisch, University of Maryland “A must read for a sophisticated analysis of America’s attempt to promote $60.00 / £49.95 cloth 978-0-231-16640-9 marriage as a poverty reduction strategy.”—Barbara J. Risman, University of 2016 344 pages Illinois at Chicago

Jennifer M. Randles

$60.00 / £49.95 cloth 978-0-231-17030-7 2016 280 pages

The School-Linked Services Promoting Equity for Children,

The Diagnostic System Why the Classification of Psychiatric Disorders Is Necessary, Difficult, and

Families, and Communities

Never Settled

Foreword by Jane Quinn

Jason Schnittker "In an area too often marked by advocacy and polemic, The Diagnostic System provides a well-informed, judicious, and, in fact, invaluable guide to a complex body of scholarship and controversy. Perhaps most important, it addresses those complex interrelationships between individual experience and the social, cultural, and institutional circumstances that in part constitute that experience.”—Charles E. Rosenberg, Harvard University $35.00 / £27.95 cloth 978-0-231-17806-8

Institutional care for seniors offers a cultural repository for fears and hopes about an aging population. Although enormous changes have occurred in how institutional care is structured, the legacies of the poor house still persist, creating panicked views of the nursing home as a dreaded fate. The paradoxical nature of a space meant to be both hospital and home offers up critical tensions for examination by age studies scholars. The essays in this book challenge stereotypes of institutional care for older adults, illustrate the changes that have occurred over time, and illuminate the continuities in the stories we tell about nursing homes. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-3805-9

“This insightful book will serve as a primer to educators and policymakers who seek to understand how school-linked services work to enhance educational opportunities for children and mitigate the effects of poverty. A thorough and comprehensive analysis of many existing programs and initiatives.”-Pedro A. Noguera, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies $40.00 / £32.95 paper 978-0-231-16095-7 $120.00 / £99.95 cloth 978-0-231-16094-0 2016  336 pages

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Research Methods an Child Welfare Amy J. L. Baker and Benjamin S. Charvat Social service agencies are facing the same expectations in quality management and outcomes as private companies, compelling staff members and researchers to provide and interpret valid and useful research to stakeholders at all levels in the field. Child welfare agencies are particularly scrutinized. In this textbook, two highly experienced researchers offer the best techniques for conducting sound research in the field. $40.00 / £32.95 paper 978-0-231-14131-4

—Suzanne England, NYU Silver School of Social Work $65.00 / £54.95 cloth 978-0-231-17152-6 2016 368 pages

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LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care

Staying in Life

A Practical Guide to Transforming

Paving the Way to Dementia-Friendly Communities Verena Rothe, Gabriele Kreutzner, and Reimer Gronemeyer Many people afflicted with dementia lack the necessary care for the unique challenges posed by their disease. In this book, the authors address the need for spaces where people with dementia can stay in life, rather than just staying alive. They explore current efforts in Germany to create care facilities specifically geared to the challenges imposed upon those afflicted with this disease.

Professional Practice

Theory, Method, and Practice

Kimberly D. Acquaviva

Myriam Denov & Bree Akesson

edited by

“A groundbreaking roadmap to inclusive care delivery.”—Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care This is the only handbook for hospice and palliative care professionals looking to enhance their care delivery or their programs with LGBTQ-inclusive care. Anchored in the evidence, extensively referenced, and written in clear, easy-to-understand language, LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care provides clear, actionable strategies for hospice and palliative physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and chaplains. $60.00 / £49.95 cloth 978-1-939594-15-0



The Lioness in Winter

Play Therapy in Asia

Writing an Old Woman’s Life

Edited by Angela F. Y. Siu and Alicia K. L. Pon

Ann Burack-Weiss “Filled with warmth, wisdom, and knowledge, Burack-Weiss’s work eloquently encourages dialogue and understanding about the inner and outer life of aging women.” —Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review) This book is filled with powerful passages from women who turned their experiences of aging into art, and Burack-Weiss ties their words to her own struggles and epiphanies, framing their collective observations with key insights from social work practice. $23.00 / £18.95 paper 978-0-231-151856 2017 208 pages

children affected by armed conflict

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2017  290 pages

“This book fills a void by theorizing the social, organizational, and policy construction of the service relationship and providing a cross-national perspective on service contexts with case studies, ethnographies, and qualitative research examples tying theory to praxis.”


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End-of-Life Care: A Series

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Reimagining the Human Service Relationship

“Ann Callahan has integrated insights from social work and other helping professions dedicated to compassionate and skillful end-of-life care. Thus she provides an excellent framework for spiritually sensitive assessment and practice that honors the diversity of worldviews, highlights qualities necessary for a caring therapeutic relationship, and supports people’s resilience and growth even while dying. This will prepare social workers well for their direct work with clients and for their partnership in palliative care and hospice teams.” —Edward R. Canda, The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare

January 2018 420 pages

Laura R. Bronstein and Susan E. Mason

2017 368 pages

2016 464 pages

Edited by Sally Chivers and Ulla Kriebernegg


Having existed for years in the West, play therapy is still in its early stage of development in most Asian countries, including mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. This is the first play-therapy book written by experts from specific Asian cultures for practitioners and students who are working in the mental-health field for Asian groups. Each chapter first describes play-therapy development in that particular culture and then uses a case study to illustrate how play therapy can be adapted to suit specific cultural beliefs and environments. $25.00 paper 978-988-237-016-6 2017  210 pages CHINESE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Supervision in Social Work

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gold standard on the art and science of supervision.”—Kim Strom-Gottfried, UNC School of Social Work

$90.00 / £74.95 cloth 978-0-231-15176-4 2014 432 pages

Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations Third Edition Edited by Alex Gitterman “Everything a social worker needs to begin thinking about practice with a specific client population, need, or context is represented in this compendium. I have not come across a text that is so far-reaching in scope.” —Dana Grossman Leeman, Simmons School of Social Work $95.00 / £79.95 cloth 978-0-231-16362-0

The Columbia Guide to Social Work Writing Edited by Warren Green and Barbara Levy Simon “The authors continually demonstrate their understanding about how technology has revolutionized professional writing in agency as well as academia. There is no other book that addresses in such a comprehensive manner various types of social work writing.” —Elaine Congress, Associate Dean and Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service “The comprehensive approach includes writing for different audiences and in the context of various fields of practice.” —Wynne Sandra Korr, Dean and Professor of School of Social Work University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $38.00 / £31.95 paper 978-0-231-14295-3 2012 336 pages

“[A] fine, vivid and disturbing ethnography.”— Times Higher Education $35.00 / £27.95 cloth 978-0-231-17642-2 2016 320 pages

Twenty-First-Century America

“As cofounder with Dr. Redlener of Children’s Health Fund, I have watched him grapple What the Dreams of Children Mean for more than thirty years with the probfor Twenty-First-Century America lem of inadequate health care for our poor Foreword by Jane Pauley and working-class children. In clear, often emotional language, Redlener lays out the costs borne by children and our society of failing to resolve these health access issues. Still an optimistic realist, he offers solutions in The Future of Us that are both feasible and affordable.”-Paul Simon $30.00 / £24.95 cloth 978-0-231-17756-6 2017 320 pages

On the Parole Board Reflections on Crime, Punishment,

From the Editor: Social work is a field that responds to the needs of the populations it serves. This year, Columbia’s new offerings in social work focus on the most vulnerable populations on the rise in America. In The Future of Us, notable pediatrician and founder of the Children’s Health Fund, Irwin Redlener, chronicles his career advocating for healthcare for the poorest children, and what America stands to lose if such care is withheld. In Children Affected by Armed Conflict, Myriam Denov and Bree Akesson navigate the unique challenges of working with children from war zones and strategies for their provision of services. In Assessing Empathy, Elizabeth A. Segal and colleagues marshal years of research to present a definition of empathy that links neuroscientific evidence to social work practice—a critical book for unempathetic times. In Narrative in Social Work Practice, Ann Burack-Weiss, Lynn Sara Lawrence, and Lynne Bamat Mijangos offer a framework for integrating narrative therapy into practice—a process that can be empowering and fulfilling for social workers and clients alike. And, finally, Jason M. Newell focuses on perhaps the most overlooked population in social work: the social workers themselves. Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice explores best practices for self-care in the human services to guard against burnout. I hope you enjoy these books and perhaps they even inform your practice and teaching. I encourage you to be in touch if you have questions, comments, or a manuscript looking for a home. With best wishes, Stephen Wesley, Editor for Social Work,

Redemption, and Justice

human impact.”—Publisher’s Weekly On the Parole Board is a singular book that explains from an insider’s perspective how a variety of factors play into the board’s decisions: the ongoing effect on victims and their loved ones, the life histories of offenders, the circumstances of the crimes, and the powerful and often extraordinary displays of forgiveness and remorse. $30.00 / £24.95 paper 978-0-231-17733-7 $90.00 / £74.95 cloth 978-0-231-17732- 0 2016 296 pages

“Newell provides a timely resource that sup“An invaluable multidisciplinary resource ports therapist resilience in four key areas: for students and scholars alike. stress, empathy, resilience, and self-care. Case [Contributors] not only offers a comprestudies and end-of-chapter discussion guidehensive review of the concept of empathy, lines complement a thorough review of the but also summarizes important research literature. I highly recommend this book for findings from human neuroscience, develstudents and practitioners alike, especially those opmental psychology, social work, etholwho work with traumatized clients.” ogy, and other social science disciplines that bear on our understanding —Cheryl Lanktree, University of Southern California of how empathy is acquired, and the critical functions it serves in both $35.00 / £27.95 paper 978-0-231-17659-0 social and interpersonal contexts.” —Jerrold R. Brandell, Wayne State University School of Social Work $105.00 / £87.95 cloth 978-0-231-176583-0

The Immigrant Other Lived Experiences in a Transnational World

Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families Edited by Alan J. Dettlaff and Rowena Fong Choice Outstanding Academic Title “An up-to-date overview of the law, key populations, and specific challenges facing immigrants and refugees. The book raises awareness of legal issues, key demographic groups in the United States, and challenges of life that refugees face, such as healthcare, mental health, and education.”—Fernando Chang-Muy, coeditor of Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills, and Advocacy

“Structural violence, write the editors of this volume, is endemic within various systems that interact with immigrants. This richly textured collection examines the policies and practices that effect and uphold that problematization and marginalization as a condition of being for the ‘alien.’”—Yoosun Park, Smith College School for Social Work

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Narrative in Social Work Practice

Theory, Method, and Practice

Foreword by Rita Charon

Edited by Myriam Denov and Bree Akesson

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Children Affected by Armed Conflict

Edited by Ann Burack-Weiss, Lynn Sara Lawrence, and Lynne Bamat Mijangos. “This beautifully written book illustrates a variety of narrative methods and how they can be personalized in practice to reflect the unique experiences and skills of the individual social worker. For social workers and other helping professionals, this book is just the ticket.” —Martha Dore, Director of Social Work Research (ret.), Cambridge Child Guidance Center, Harvard University Department of Psychiatry

$40.00 / £32.95 paper 978-0-231-17181-6

2017 192 Pages

The Power and Possibility of Story

Edited by Rich Furman, Greg Lamphear, and Douglas Epps

Culturally Responsive Practice

Elizabeth A. Segal, Karen E. Gerdes, Cynthia A. Lietz, M. Alex Wagaman, and Jennifer M. Geiger

A Guide for Human Service Professionals Jason M. Newell

2017 272 pages

Studies in Transgression

Assessing Empathy

Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice

Frederic G. Reamer “Reamer combines a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system with a generous and deeply personal account of crime’s

PROSE Award in Sociology and Social Work “[A] revealing, rigorously academic work.... [Dum] places the painful experiences of these residents in the larger societal context: rising rates of incarceration, foreclosures, evictions, and homelessness have in recent years turned many nonchain motels into shelters for the marginalized.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

What the Dreams of Children Mean for

Foreword by Jane Pauley

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence In Nonfiction

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Irwin Redlener

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“The continuation of a classic! As always, this book is a joy to read, replete with numerous case examples to illustrate the major principles.”—Cynthia D. Bisman, Bryn Mawr College

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The Social Work Interview

“Timeless! The authors have updated and enriched their newest edition and have added perceptive insights on crosscultural interviewing and new problem-solving [ fifth edition ] interventions. They provide a dynamic examination of the helping process and alfred kadushin & goldie kadushin present ideas and illustrations with eloquence and clarity.” —Alex Gitterman, University of Connecticut School of Social Work

The Future of Us

Gunnar Almgren

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the social work interview

Irwin Redlener, MD

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“This timely and impressive volume utilizes a socioecological framework to examine the experiences of children Theory, Method, and Practice affected by armed conflict. Using a holisMyriam Denov & Bree Akesson tic approach that considers children’s diverse cultures and contexts, the contributors illuminate the complexities of war and postwar realities on the everyday lives of children.”-Sophie Yohani, University of Alberta children affected by armed conflict edited by

$35.00 / £27.95 paper 978-0-231-17473-2 $105.00 / £87.95 cloth 978-0-231-17472-5 2017 368 pages

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