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By Sharon B. Berlin

Even supposing social employees were utilizing cognitive equipment of intervention for many years, using cognitive remedy in social paintings settings usually calls for tough, on-the-spot juggling. In those situations, it's the social laborers activity to narrate cognitive therapy's internally concentrated causes and interventions to the client's specific social scenario, which frequently encompasses critical environmental calls for and deprivations. medical Social paintings perform: A Cognitive-Integrative point of view provides a finished cognitive viewpoint on social paintings scientific perform that emphasizes the function of our environment in shaping own that means. this attitude combines cognitive psychology's inner concentrate on how humans take into consideration themselves with a glance outward towards the surroundings. It attracts on a few theoretical methods to provide an explanation for how the brain works and integrates those views inside of a framework that implies that folks function in line with their experience of what issues suggest. The theoretical grounding for this cognitive-integrative method is drawn from a number neurological, social, mental, and social paintings theories. it truly is laid out truly and punctiliously and balanced with a beneficiant supplying of unique medical examples and perform guidance. by means of acknowledging the impact of the bigger surroundings on own difficulties, this ebook bargains a framework that's prone to be welcomed by way of social staff. it's going to even have robust attract a variety of different supporting execs who see the necessity for this type of conceptual bridge to lead healing paintings alongside the interactive dimensions of private meanings and environmental realities. medical Social paintings perform: A Cognitive-Integrative viewpoint is an ideal advent to cognitive treatment for either social paintings scholars in complex social paintings perform classes and training social paintings therapists.

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These scientists] articulated a contrasting vision. As they saw it, our understandings of 36 / CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE the brain and of the nature of computation could come together in the study of cognitive systems—and particularly of those exhibited by the human mind. It was the intent of the founders of cognitive science to forge this new area of study to explore the complex mental processes that could not be accounted for by stimulus-response chains and to do so from the perspectives of several disciplines.

These scientists] articulated a contrasting vision. As they saw it, our understandings of 36 / CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE the brain and of the nature of computation could come together in the study of cognitive systems—and particularly of those exhibited by the human mind. It was the intent of the founders of cognitive science to forge this new area of study to explore the complex mental processes that could not be accounted for by stimulus-response chains and to do so from the perspectives of several disciplines.

Beck's cognitive therapy (1976); Mead's (1934) symbolic interactionism; and, particularly, Kelly's (1955) work on personal construct theory. Although the ideas that make up the C-I perspective come from a variety of other theories, practice models, and research findings, as I indicated earlier, my understanding of these ideas has also been influenced by my own teaching, research, practice, and life experiences. In searching for and pulling together the ideas for this book, I have worked to extend my own mental model of practice.

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