Inside Out and Outside In has established itself as a foundational book for mental health practitioners in a variety of disciplines who work with clients in complex social environments. It is unique in its focus on the forces that shape people from within and also from their social worlds, with sensitivity to race, gender, sexuality, and class. The fourth edition features new material and revisions throughout while maintaining the respectful and accessible style for which the book is known. A new chapter on DSM-5 explains its history, social construction, and the most significant changes, such as the configurations of personality disorders and schizophrenia. A new chapter on Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Practice explains the rise in CBT practice, strengths and weaknesses in the approach, and how practitioners can weave it with other theories successfully. In addition to the new chapters, this edition contains new content on gay, lesbian, and transgender people; new case studies representing differences in age, class, culture, race, sexual orientation, and gender; examples on treating clients individually and in groups; new material on infant development; new research on neurobiology and mindfulness, such as mindfulness and survivor guilt; and more. The fourth edition of Inside Out and Outside In is an up-to-date and essential resource for mental health professionals and students practicing in today's increasingly complex environment.
About the Author
Joan Berzoff, EdD, is the director of the End of Life Program at the Smith College School for Social Work, where she served as chair of Human Behavior and co-chair of the doctoral program for over twenty-five years. She has authored four textbooks, over thirty-five articles, and lectures widely in the U.S. and internationally. She maintains a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. Laura Melano Flanagan, MSW, teaches at the Smith College School for Social Work and has taught at the Hunter College and New York University Schools of Social Work. She maintains a private practice of psychotherapy and supervision in New York City and is a psychological consultant to various programs for young opera singers. Patricia Hertz, MSW, is in private practice in the Boston area, where she works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is a clinical consultant at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, and she teaches at the Smith College School for Social Work.