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Tools for Strengths Based Assessment and Evaluation

Tools for Strengths Based Assessment and Evaluation Author Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826107626
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 560
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Catherine Simmons, PhD, LCSW ìDrs. Simmons and Lehmann have given all of us in the helping professionsópractitioners and researchers alikeóa comprehensive resource for finding and selecting psychometrically sound, practical, strengths-based measures that we can use not only to ëlook at the resultsí but to do so in a way that we ëmeasure others by their strengths.í We look forward to seeing this invaluable resourceÖon every social workerís desk in the coming years.î -John G. Orme, PhD, MSW Professor, University of Tennessee -Terri Combs-Orme, PhD The Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor Traditionally, assessment and evaluation have focused on the negative aspects or deficits of a clientís presentation. Yet strengths, health, and those things that are going ìrightî in a personís life are key protective factors in the prevention and treatment of many mental health problems. Thus, measuring strengths is an important component of a balanced assessment and evaluation process. This is the first compendium of more than 150 valid and reliable strengths-based assessment tools that clinicians, researchers, educators, and program evaluators can use to assess a wide array of positive attributes, including well-being, mindfulness, optimism, resilience, humor, aspirations, values, sources of support, emotional intelligence, and much more. These tools provide a clear picture of an individualís strengths while being easy to complete, score, and interpret. The scales and instruments included are consistently formatted, organized according to construct measures, and include tools for working with adults, couples, families, children, and special populations. They represent a wide range of theoretical approaches and were written by a diverse array of professionals, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and sociologists. Partial List of Instruments: Assessing Emotions Scale Affective Balance Scale Flourishing Scale Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Positive States of Mind Scale Measure of Expectations for Partner Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale Parenting Sense of Competence Scale Personal Well-being Index Proactive Coping Inventory Psychological Empowerment Scale Stress-Related Growth Scale Social Well-being Scales Wellness Beliefs Scale



Affect Cognition and Personality

Affect  Cognition  and Personality Author American Psychological Association
ISBN-10 UOM:39015002154618
Release 1965
Pages 464
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Affect Cognition and Personality has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Affect Cognition and Personality also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Affect Cognition and Personality book for free.



Tools for Strengths based Assessment and Evaluation

Tools for Strengths based Assessment and Evaluation Author Catherine A. Simmons
ISBN-10 0826199585
Release 2013
Pages 534
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Strengths Based Leadership

Strengths Based Leadership Author Tom Rath
ISBN-10 9781595620255
Release 2008
Pages 266
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Two leadership consultants identify three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.



Now Discover Your Strengths

Now  Discover Your Strengths Author Marcus Buckingham
ISBN-10 9780743201148
Release 2001-01-29
Pages 260
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Outlines a program developed by Gallup experts and based on a study of more than two million people to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths and how they can be translated into personal and career successes. 100,000 first printing.



Strengths Based Selling

Strengths Based Selling Author Tony Rutigliano
ISBN-10 9781595620484
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 220
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Explains how to identify and maximize sales talent, outlines the basic steps of the selling process, and includes an access code to an online assessment test.



Strengths Based Batterer Intervention

Strengths Based Batterer Intervention Author Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD
ISBN-10 0826110827
Release 2009-06-05
Pages 344
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"This book harkens a new era of intimate partner violence intervention, one in which we are free to experiment with alternative ways to end intimate partner abuse." -Julia C. Babcock, PhD Professor, University of Houston, TX (From the Foreword) "The book you hold in your hands offers a variety of approaches intended to help abusive men change by utilizing the strengths and assets they already possess." -Chris Huffine, PsyD Clinical Director Allies in Change Counseling Center Portland, OR (From the Foreword) Strengths-based batterer intervention programs serve as a unique approach to intimate partner violence (IPV), building on individual strengths-not deficits-to help IPV offenders end their abusive lifestyles. This book assists counselors in providing IPV offenders with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to permanently change their offending behavior. The book discusses emerging theories and presents cutting-edge batterer intervention techniques that use positive psychology, such as solution-focused therapy, strengths-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing. Key Features: Chapters are conveniently organized by therapeutic model, each discussing the latest research, core concepts, objectives, and applications Case studies, both real-life and hypothetical, presenting quotes from and dialogues with offenders undergoing treatment Counselor tools, including exercises, questions, and assessment strategies that build on the offenders' strengths and competencies Family violence professionals must recognize the power their clients have to utilize their strengths, skills, talents, desires, and dreams. It is from these strengths that clients will be able to transform themselves into the people they want to be.



The Thin Book Of SOAR

The Thin Book Of   SOAR Author Jacqueline M. Stavros
ISBN-10 9780982206867
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 49
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SOAR is the acronym of a new strategic planning process that is based on discovering and multiplying what the organization does well. SOAR takes the Appreciative Inquiry philosophy and applies it to provide a strategic thinking and dialogue process. The authors have been instrumental in developing this process and will share the concept and case studies to give you the confidence to try SOAR.



The Strengths Model

The Strengths Model Author Charles A. Rapp
ISBN-10 9780199764082
Release 2011-10-31
Pages 324
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Both a philosophy of practice and a specific set of tools and methods, the strengths model is designed to facilitate a recovery-oriented partnership between client and practitioner. This completely revised edition charts the evolution of the strengths model, reviews the empirical support behind it, and illustrates the techniques and values that guide its application.



Strengths Based Marriage

Strengths Based Marriage Author Jimmy Evans
ISBN-10 9780718083632
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 208
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Marriage expert Jimmy Evans and strengths expert Allan Kelsey show readers how to have a happier, stronger marriage by applying the concepts from the popular StrengthsFinder assessment to their relationship. One of the biggest obstacles to a happy, strong marriage is a lack of understanding of yourself and your spouse. With Strengths Based Marriage, MarriageToday cofounder Jimmy Evans and Gallup-trained strengths advocate Allan Kelsey give readers the tools they need to dismantle that hurdle and develop a deeper and richer relationship. Applying the revelatory concepts from the popular Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to marriage (assessment itself not included in purchase price), Evans and Kelsey break new ground in helping readers understand themselves and others. With chapters on “Stopping the Cycles of Pain,” “Speaking Love to Your Spouse’s Heart,” and “Secrets of Successful Marriages,” the book details practical ways to apply these profound insights to your marriage every day. And as a bonus, with your purchase of the book you’ll receive access to more than two hours of exclusive video content revealing how to reach your marriage’s full potential. Utterly practical and deeply insightful Strengths Based Marriage will forever change the way you see yourself, your spouse, and your marriage.



Living Your Strengths

Living Your Strengths Author Al Winseman
ISBN-10 9781595620026
Release 2004-10-10
Pages 246
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A "strengths"-based guide to inspiring congregations presents a unique plan for building community by encouraging individuals to share their talents with the group.



Authentic Happiness

Authentic Happiness Author Martin Seligman
ISBN-10 9781857884135
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 338
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In this important, entertaining book, one of the world's most celebrated psychologists, Martin Seligman, asserts that happiness can be learned and cultivated, and that everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives. In Authentic Happiness, he describes the 24 strengths and virtues unique to the human psyche. Each of us, it seems, has at least five of these attributes, and can build on them to identify and develop to our maximum potential. By incorporating these strengths - which include kindness, originality, humour, optimism, curiosity, enthusiasm and generosity -- into our everyday lives, he tells us, we can reach new levels of optimism, happiness and productivity. Authentic Happiness provides a variety of tests and unique assessment tools to enable readers to discover and deploy those strengths at work, in love and in raising children. By accessing the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and lasting levels of authentic contentment and joy.



StandOut

StandOut Author Marcus Buckingham
ISBN-10 9781400202379
Release 2011-09-13
Pages 227
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Offers advice that employees and managers can use to find their strengths and succeed at work.



StrengthsFinder 2 0 Thai

StrengthsFinder 2  0   Thai Author Rath
ISBN-10 1595621202
Release 2016-11-11
Pages
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StrengthsFinder 2 0 Thai has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from StrengthsFinder 2 0 Thai also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full StrengthsFinder 2 0 Thai book for free.



Direct Practice Skills for Evidence Based Social Work

Direct Practice Skills for Evidence Based Social Work Author Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, PhD, LCSW
ISBN-10 9780826133632
Release 2017-12-28
Pages 270
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Featuring an evidence- and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this new text teaches students how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings. Designed to enhance self-awareness, professionalism, ethical reasoning, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for social justice issues, this text introduces readers to social work’s core values and practice methods to help them assimilate the skills needed for working in the field. Cases and skills-based exercises demonstrate how to make accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. After laying the groundwork in theory, values, and ethics, the authors review methods for working with individuals, children, and families from an individual and environmental strengths-based perspective. Client engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation and termination, and documentation are then reviewed. Readers are introduced to the foundational concepts of social work practice and through application learn to successfully work with clients. Key Features Integrates the Council on Social Work Education’s EPAS standards and core competencies throughout, including engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation, social justice, ethics, critical thinking, professional conduct and decision making, and cultural competency and diversity. Case scenarios in client interview format that closely resemble actual interactions, followed by questions, test readers’ understanding of the practice skills needed to work in the field. Skill-building exercises including individual and group activities, role plays, simulations, and discussion questions that provide an opportunity to apply one’s knowledge and skill sets. Personal reflections that encourage students to examine their own beliefs to help them assimilate social work ethics and values into their professional demeanor. Icons throughout the text that draw attention to useful tips for developing direct practice skills. A strengths-based approach that heightens understanding and results in a higher level of proficiency in the change process. Introduces challenging situations often encountered in practice to help readers acquire the more advanced practice skills necessary for assessment and intervention. Resources including PowerPoints, test questions, sample syllabi, and suggested answers to text exercises and discussion questions.



Ten Steps to a Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

Ten Steps to a Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation System Author Jody Zall Kusek
ISBN-10 9780821389072
Release 2004-06-15
Pages 264
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This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.



Mental Health in Social Work

Mental Health in Social Work Author Jacqueline Corcoran
ISBN-10 9780205991037
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 288
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Uses a case study method to teach students clinical assessment skills for working in the mental health field. This title is also available as a more affordable e-book. Organized by types of disorders, Mental Health in Social Work: A Casebook on Diagnosis and Strengths-Based Assessment emphasizes DSM diagnoses of mental disorders that are commonly seen in clinical and social service settings. Becoming conversant with the DSM will allow readers to: 1) offer clients appropriate referrals and treatment; 2) communicate effectively with other mental health professionals; and 3) be eligible for third-party reimbursement. While gaining competence with DSM diagnosis, the reader will also learn to understand clients holistically as they proceed with the assessment and intervention process. In this update, the ordering of the chapters and content in the chapters themselves have been revised to reflect the changes in the DSM-5. Learning objectives are now included in each chapter. Advancing Core Competencies Series - As part of the Advancing Core Competencies Series, this title is designed to help students apply CSWE's competencies and practice behaviors examples to specialized fields of practice. Readers will gain experience answering licensing-type higher-level thinking questions tied to the competencies. Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks to register for your digital examination copy, or contact your Pearson Representative to learn more. 0133909050 / 9780133909050 Mental Health in Social Work: A Casebook on Diagnosis and Strengths Based Assessment (DSM 5 Update) with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205991033 / 9780205991037 Mental Health in Social Work: A Casebook on Diagnosis and Strengths Based Assessment (DSM 5 Update) 0205991742 / 9780205991747 Mental Health in Social Work: A Casebook on Diagnosis and Strengths Based Assessment (DSM 5 Update), Pearson eText -- Access Card