Social Work Practice with Men at Risk

Rich Furman

Columbia University Press

Social Work Practice with Men at Risk

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Pub Date: April 2010

ISBN: 9780231143813

320 Pages

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Social Work Practice with Men at Risk

Rich Furman

Columbia University Press

Treating men as a culturally distinct group, Rich Furman integrates key conceptions of masculinity into culturally sensitive social work practice with men. Focusing on veterans, displaced workers, substance abusers, mental health consumers, and other groups that might be unlikely to seek help, Furman deftly explores the psychosocial development of men, along with the globalization of men's lives, alternative conceptions of masculinity, and special dynamics within male relationships.

Furman bolsters his conclusions with case studies and evidence-based interventions. His cutting-edge research merges four key social work theories and explores how they inform practice with mental health issues, compulsive disorders, addiction, and violence. By promoting gender equity and culturally competent practice with men, Furman bridges the gap between clinical and macro practice. Social Work Practice with Men at Risk is a crucial text for educators and practitioners hoping to pursue effective, far-reaching interventions.
Furman's text is well written and an important contribution to social work education and practice. Robert G. Blundo, Families in Society
An excellent book on men and clinical practice. J. Christopher Hall, Men and Masculinities
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
Part I: Understanding the Worlds of Men
2. Men's Psychosocial Health in a Global Era
3. Conceptions of Masculinity and the Development of Men
4. The Relationships of Men
5. Theoretical and Practice Guidelines
Part II: Men at Risk: Problems and Solutions
6. Men and Violence
7. Workers at Risk
8. Warriors at Risk
9. The Physical Health of Men
10. Men and Mental Illness
11. Older Men at Risk
12. Diverse Men at Risk
13. Men, Compulsive Disorders, and Addictions
14. Conclusion: What Is Right About Men?
Appendix: Resources
References
Index

About the Author

Rich Furman, MSW, Ph.D., is associate professor and director of social work at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He is the author of more than 100 books, articles, and book chapters. His most recent books are Social Work Practice with Latinos: Key Issues and Emerging Themes, Navigating Human Service Organizations, and Group Work: An Experimental Approach. He is also the editor, with Nalini Junko Negi, of Transnational Social Work Practice.