I acquire in the fields of social work, psychology, and criminology and publish three series.
I acquire in the fields of social work, psychology, criminology, and gerontology. I am interested in textbooks, practice titles, scholarly works, and books for the general reader in these areas, and will also consider proposals in related fields (such as mental health, criminal justice, or sociology) that might hold cross-disciplinary appeal.
Columbia University Press has a long and distinguished list in social work, primarily composed of textbooks, practice titles, and scholarly works. Many of our classic texts are staples in graduate, undergraduate, and doctoral level courses. They include Alfred and Goldie Kadushin’s The Social Work Interview and Supervision in Social Work; Alex Gitterman’s The Life Model of Social Work Practice; Northen and Kurland’s Social Work with Groups, Reamer’s Philosophical Foundations of Social Work and Social Work Values and Ethics; Austrian’s Developmental Theories Through the Life Cycle; and the seminal title Social Work and Human Rights. We also publish an invaluable guide for social work faculty, Teaching in Social Work: An Educators’ Guide to Theory and Practice.
We are proud to publish the Foundations of Social Work Knowledge series, edited by Frederic Reamer. Recent offerings in the series include Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clients.
Our social work practice list includes Rooney’s Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients, Social Work Practice Research for the 21st Century, and Transnational Social Work Practice. The diversity of social-worker perspectives and roles are reflected in our many books that examine current policy issues in child welfare, best practices with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients, and scholarship and practice guidance on social work and the family.
In psychology we feature many titles in neuroscience and psychoanalytic practice, as well as works for a more general readership. Recent highlights include Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses, written by a Manhattan-based psychoanalyst whose own life and practice were shaken by the tragedy; the amusing and poignant Wearing My Tutu to Analysis; and Mari Ruti’s eloquent meditation on The Summons of Love. Books of interest to neuroscientists include Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters and The Origins of Schizophrenia.
Our growing selection of criminology titles examines the latest issues in interpersonal violence, juvenile justice, and white collar crime. We have a noted list in the area of gang violence, intervention, and prevention, which includes Gangs and Society; The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation; and Youth Gangs and Community Intervention. We examine issues of international scope in Banished to the Homeland, Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today, and Sex Trafficking.
Our gerontology authors are leaders in the field and include noted scholar Mercedes Bern-Klug, editor of Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes: The Social Work Role; Nancy Hooyman and Betty Kramer, who wrote the instant classic Living Through Loss; Joan Berzoff and Phyllis Silverman, with their glowingly reviewed Living with Dying; and Virginia Richardson and Amanda Barusch, authors of the state-of-the art guide to practice, Gerontological Practice in the Twenty-first Century. We also publish noted titles on gerontological practice with diverse populations, such as Patricia Kolb’s Social Work Practice with Ethnically and Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents and Their Families, and Kimmel’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Aging.
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