Counseling & Social Work


Crisis Counseling: Strategies and Interventions to Safely Manage Clients — A Lecture 350 min.

Reviewing legal and ethical obligations in crisis situations, this video seminar teaches how to assess psychiatric issues and the influence of substances in mental health crises. It discusses different types of psychotropic medications, examines elements of risk assessment in suicidal clients, looks at homicidal and violence risk, and considers emergencies that stem from substance abuse. The video...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

New to Our Collection! Impact Therapy: Group Counseling -- Essential Skills That Make Groups More Productive 154 min.

In this recorded workshop, Drs. Ed Jacobs and Christine Schimmel spell out in clear detail what it takes to be an effective group leader in agencies and schools. They open with a brief discussion of how Impact Therapy, which is an active, creative, multisensory, theory-driven approach to counseling, can be applied in groups. They next discuss what they believe are essential group counseling skills...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2014

New to Our Collection! Impact Therapy: Putting Theories Into Practice 157 min.

This video focuses on the use of six counseling theories presenting creative ways to incorporate them into counseling practice using examples from school counseling situations. Dr. Ed Jacobs and Dr. Christine Schimmel first present an overview of Impact Therapy and then briefly present tenets of Adlerian theory followed by two demonstrations showing how Adlerian counseling can be used with childre...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2014

Macro Systems: Human Behavior and the Social Environment—Social Systems Theory 49 min.

This video by social work professor Judith Smith examines how a social service agency can be seen through the lens of systems thinking. It also discusses aspects of managing a social service agency.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Mezzo Systems: Human Behavior and the Social Environment—Social Systems Theory 69 min.

Providing an overview of mezzo systems thinking in the social work environment, this video by social work professor Judith Smith presents vignettes that show social work students how to use systems thinking to better understand their clients and themselves.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Creative Healing in Mental Health: Art and Drama in Assessment and Therapy 50 min.

Art enables even those with little or no language to express themselves more fully and to project aspects of themselves that can be otherwise hard for therapists to intuit. This program guides mental health clinicians through the process of effectively utilizing art and drama in patient assessment and treatment. The video explains how to design a playful, nonjudgmental setting for these therapies,...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2012

Art Therapy: A Universal Language for Healing 46 min.

When noted art therapist Judith Rubin invited her peers to submit footage of art therapy in action she received hundreds of hours of material from all over the world. This program draws from those submissions to document the use of art therapy in a wide variety of cultural settings. Vividly expressive works from children and adults affected by Israel's Six-Day War, America's 9/11 terror attacks, t...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2011

Becoming a Social Worker: Real Students, Real Clients, Real Growth 49 min.

Featuring interviews with social work students, this video with social work professor Judith Smith considers reasons for studying social work. It looks at first encounters with clients, considers what supervision involves, and outlines the termination process.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

Becoming a Social Worker With Older Adults: Real Students, Real Clients, Real Growth 70 min.

In this video by social work professor Judith Smith, social work students show how to apply skills to field work with older adult clients. Viewers learn about support groups, home visits, caregivers, self-determination, ageism, and outreach to the very old.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

Art Therapy Has Many Faces 56 min.

Painters like Frida Kahlo have coped with personal anguish through the creation of art, and for people in therapy, art can be an effective way to deal with depression, traumatic memories, and even physical disability. “Art is not just about beauty,” says one patient, “it’s also about hideousness.” This program provides an overview of art therapy—its aims, various approaches, and ways to best facil...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2008