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Published: 04 June 2014

384 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190209292

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Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions

Second Edition

Allan Barsky

  • Through several different media - including inventories, case studies, class exercises, discussion questions, role-plays, and assignments - Barsky assists readers in understanding and applying the material.
  • Barsky covers a range of theories on conflict resolution, including power-based, rights-based, interest-based, identity-based, therapeutic, narrative, and transformative.
  • Case studies and role play scenarios demonstrate how various models or theories can be applied in a range of contexts: child welfare, family counseling, gerontology, criminal justice, health and mental health, education, community development, and policy development.
  • The book covers a number of special topics, such as dealing with power imbalances, intervening in cross-culture conflict situations, resolving ethical dilemmas in practice, using the Internet and other technology, developing agreements, and responding to anger and other emotions.
  • As students read, they will be encouraged to examine their attitudes and beliefs towards anger, power, autonomy, privacy, paternalism, and social justice.

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