Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Check Out Assistant Professor Michael Dentato's New Book

Check Out Assistant Professor Michael Dentato

Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ Community, edited by Dr. Michael Dentato, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, and published by Oxford University Press aims to weave together the realms of sociopolitical, historical, and policy contexts in order to assist readers with understanding the base for effective and affirming health and mental health practice with diverse members of the LGBTQ community. Comprised of chapters written by social work academics - whose combined knowledge in the field spans decades of direct experience in human behavior, practice, policy, and research - this book features applicable and useful content for social work students and practitioners across the allied health and mental health professions, as well as across disciplines. The expansive practice text examines international concerns and content associated with the LGBTQ movement and ongoing needs related to health, mental health, policy and advocacy, among other areas of concern. Specific highlights of the chapters include narrative that blends conceptual, theoretical, and empirical content; examination of current trends in the field related to practice considerations and intersectionality; and snapshots of concerns related to international progress and ongoing challenges related to equality and policy. Additionally, as a classroom support for instructors, each chapter has a corresponding power point presentation which includes a resource list pertaining to that chapter's focus with websites, film, and video links as well as national and international organizations associated with the LGBTQ community. Overall, Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ Community is an invaluable resource for graduate students within social work programs and related disciplines, academics, and health/mental health practitioners currently in the field. For more information, contact Dr. Dentato at mdentato@luc.edu or visit this link below.

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