More than a thousand words

More than a thousand words

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For years, clinical social workers have found graphic tools such as ecomaps a genograms useful for presenting data in an integrated, comprehensive manner. However, busy practitioners often find producing graphic images too time-consuming for regular application. MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS, by Mark A. Mattaini, shows how computerized graphic techniques can simplfy the process of integrating complicated transactional data a reduce the time a effort required to produce graphic simulations of client situations. This book presents practical tools a techniques that the reader can use immediately. In addition, it presents a range of graphic techniques that allow the reader to modify graphic visualization concepts for practice a practice research at all system levels (individual, family, group, organizational, a community), in a manner consistent with the needs of foundation practice courses. Interactive graphic software a an accompanying manual for MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS may be purchased separately. The program (designed for Windows on IBM PCs a compatibles or Hypercard on the Macintosh) acts like a qsocial work CT scanq to examine a integrate clinical data at the intrapersonal, family, immediate environmental, a sociocultural levels.Graphic images, neutral and capable of crossing theoretical boundaries, can serve as a core language that is ... the use of the ecosystems perspective permits the use of a wide-angle lens (like a birda#39;s eye view) on the case, no matter its size . ... The possibilities are rich: to be a clinician, a family therapist, a group leader, a community organizer, a case manager, ... The translation of words and concepts into graphic images has succeeded in the use of international directional signs onanbsp;...

Title:More than a thousand words
Author:Mark A. Mattaini
Publisher:N A S W Press - 1993-01-01


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