Learning to Change Lives

Learning to Change Lives

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The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development (SSLD) system is an action-oriented model for enabling clients in social work, health, mental health, and human services settings to address their needs and life goals. In Learning to Change Lives, author A. Ka Tat Tsang introduces SSLD's powerful framework and practice, which has been developed based on three decades of experience in psychotherapy, counselling, education, training, consultation, and community service. Learning to Change Lives provides detailed, step-by-step guidelines for SSLD intervention a€“ starting with engagement with the client, assessment, translating problems into intervention plans, systematic learning and development of appropriate strategies and skills. Key practice procedures are described clearly and illustrated by case examples, specific instructions, and sample worksheets. Aimed at clinical practitioners, mental health professionals, social workers, and other human service professionals, this book can be used as a manual by practitioners and as a textbook for courses and training programs.The spirit of innova fion and experimerrtation prepares clients to take risks. ... most pracfitioners can learn to follow a well-written manual with relative ease, especially when sufficient details have been given. ... The basic level of training introduces the basic tenets and major components of SSLD, with the more advancedanbsp;...

Title:Learning to Change Lives
Author:A. Ka Tat Tsang
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2013


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