Therapy in the Real World

Effective Treatments for Challenging Problems

by Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Elizabeth N. Cleek, Matt Wofsy,

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  • 9781462526055
  • 9781462511174
  • 9781462510344
Helping beginning and experienced therapists cope with the myriad challenges of working in agencies, clinics, hospitals, and private practice, this book distills the leading theories and best practices in the field. The authors provide a clear approach to engaging diverse clients and building rapport; interweaving evidence-based techniques to meet therapeutic goals; and intervening effectively with individuals, families, groups, and larger systems. Practitioners will find tools for addressing the needs of their clients while caring for themselves and avoiding burnout; students will find a clear-headed framework for making use of the variety of approaches available in mental health practice.
  • Guilford Publications; May 2013
  • ISBN 9781462511174
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Therapy in the Real World
  • Author: Nancy Boyd-Franklin; Elizabeth N. Cleek; Matt Wofsy; Brian Mundy
  • Imprint: The Guilford Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781462526055
  • 9781462511174
  • 9781462510344

In The Press

“It is a highly applied book, containing a significant number of real-life case examples, making it a very useful guide for students as well as beginning and more seasoned clinicians. The book is very accessible and comfortably combines theory and practice....Abundantly and masterfully illustrated with vignettes that help ground theoretical approaches in the real world of clinical practice. Special attention is given to multicultural aspects and to work with marginalized populations, a very important aspect of working in the real world….I appreciate the pragmatisms of this work, the structure around clinical processes, and the emphasis on diversity issues as well as work with disadvantaged populations. Also, the discussion of self-care of therapists and supervision is a welcome one. These aspects are very important in clinical practice, but are not necessarily addressed in textbooks. The authors' clinical expertise is apparent from the depth and breadth of the practical vignettes they present.”

About The Author

Nancy Boyd-Franklin, PhD, is Distinguished Professor (Professor II) in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has received awards for her outstanding contributions from many professional organizations, including the American Family Therapy Academy, the Association of Black Psychologists, the American Psychological Association (Divisions 45 and 43), the Association of Black Social Workers, and the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Boyd-Franklin is the author of Black Families in Therapy, Second Edition, and coauthor of Therapy in the Real World, among numerous other publications.

Elizabeth N. Cleek, PsyD, is a Vice President at the Institute for Community Living, a large behavioral health care agency in New York City, where she oversees the Program Design, Evaluation, and Systems Implementation Department and the Central Access Department. Dr. Cleek co-led the development of an award-winning agency clinical risk assessment and intervention system, including the development of tools, procedural guidelines, and systemic interventions. She has written and presented on the use of technology to support implementation of best-practice work, the development and implementation of health-related interventions for people with serious mental illness, and multisystems work with families.

Matt Wofsy, LCSW, is Director of Evidence-Based Treatment and Practice Innovation at the Institute for Community Living. He has extensive experience in the area of adapting evidence-based practices to diverse clinical settings, and has presented his work at state and national conferences. Mr. Wofsy is a recipient of the Exemplary Mid-Career Social Work Leader Award from the New York City chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. He is Adjunct Professor at New York University Silver School of Social Work and maintains a private practice in New York City.

Brian Mundy, LCSW, is a Clinical and Evaluation Specialist at the Institute for Community Living, where he primarily supports clinicians and service providers in implementing evidence-based practices in their work with clients. He is a recipient of the Emerging Social Work Leader Award from the New York City chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Mr. Mundy is Adjunct Professor at Long Island University and maintains a private clinical practice.