Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients, Paperback / softback Book

Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients Paperback / softback

Edited by Ronald H. Rooney


Involuntary clients are required to see a professional, such as juveniles on probation, or are pressured to seek help, such as alcoholics threatened with the desertion of a spouse.

For close to two decades, Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients has led in its honest analysis of the involuntary transaction, suggesting the kind of effective legal and ethical intervention that can lead to more cooperative encounters, successful contracts, and less burnout on both sides of the treatment relationship.

For this second edition, Ronald H. Rooney has invited experts to address recent theories and provide new information on the best practices for specific populations and settings.

He also adds practical examples and questions to each chapter to better facilitate the involvement of students and readers, plus a section on motivational interviewing.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 544 pages, 27 illus; 7 tables
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
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  • Category: Social work
  • ISBN: 9780231133197

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