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The Social Work Dictionary

The Social Work Dictionary

6th Edition

Robert L. Barker

ISBN: 978-0-87101-447-4. 2014. Item #4474. 528 pages.

Paperback $49.99   ePub $49.99

Do you know the definitions of "anamnesis," "eustress," "sarcopenia," "redecision therapy"?

These and thousands of other terms are defined in the sixth edition of The Social Work Dictionary.

This new, updated edition includes:

  • definitions of terms that are consistent with those in the DSM-5 and the International Classification of Diseases
  • terms used by social work clinical practitioners, educators, administrators, researchers, advocates, and many others
  • names of social welfare organizations, government programs, and private foundations that social workers encounter
  • a chronology of important historical events and pivotal figures in the development of social work and social welfare

The Social Work Dictionary is used by those who write licensing examination questions and those who conduct license preparation courses. It is the foundational communications tool in undergraduate and graduate courses as well as continuing education programs.

Recognized by social work educators, researchers, practitioners, students, and policymakers as an essential guide to clear and precise communication in the profession, this indispensable reference work should be on the bookshelves of all social workers and human services professionals in the United States and abroad.