A detailed look at how to apply clinical theories to social work practice Thinking through real-life cases to make connections between theory and practice is a crucial element of social work education. Now in its 'Second Edition,' 'Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment' contains a wide range of cases described in rich detail by practitioners, scholars, and researchers. Chapters represent contexts and approaches across the social work spectrum, so students will get to glimpse into the clinical experience of a full range of professionals. With chapter overviews, case sketches, study questions, and references for further study, this book makes an invaluable reference for social work students. Learning by example is the best way to develop the skill of clinical reasoning. Editors Craig W. LeCroy and Elizabeth K. Anthony--two distinguished scholars in the field of social work--have brought together an impressive roster of contributors who add their unique voices and clinical perspectives into their insightful case descriptions. Organized into five thematic sections, 'Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment, Second Edition' covers the most important areas in social work practice, including: Child welfare and adoption Individual and group treatment School and community settings Family treatment and parent training With the updates in the 'Second Edition, ' students will learn the most current lessons in social work practice from a diverse range of scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the field. In contexts ranging from child welfare to homelessness, this book provides the critical thinking skills students need to understand how social work theory applies in clinical environments. A Discussion-Provoking Collection of Diverse Perspectives in Youth and Family Social Work--with New Resources and Case Material This new edition of 'Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment' contains new case examples covering the most important changes and trends in the field of social work. New coverage includes these important topics: Cognitive behavioral therapy for youth Adolescent substance abuse Treatment for conduct disorders in a residential setting Developmental play groups Facilitating a successful adoption Prevention and intervention for bullying and peer victimization The case study method of teaching social work practice diverges from many, more traditional textbook approaches--with good reason. Social work is a hands-on field, and 'Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment' allows learners to participate in the real-world practice by presenting authentic perspectives and generating critical thought. This book is a particularly valuable take on the case study method because, instead of focusing only on the experiences of one or two practitioners, it brings practitioner narratives together with the voices of policymakers, students, parents, and academics. Thanks to the enormous diversity of cases it includes, this book can be a perfect foundation for or addition to social work courses and field seminars at any level. And because it is aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, students and practitioners can focus on the competencies that are most important.