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u/1nfiniterealities · 28 pointsr/socialwork

Texts and Reference Books

Days in the Lives of Social Workers


Child Development, Third Edition: A Practitioner's Guide

Racial and Ethnic Groups

Social Work Documentation: A Guide to Strengthening Your Case Recording

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond

[Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life]

Interpersonal Process in Therapy: An Integrative Model

[The Clinical Assessment Workbook: Balancing Strengths and Differential Diagnosis]

Helping Abused and Traumatized Children

Essential Research Methods for Social Work

Navigating Human Service Organizations

Privilege: A Reader

Play Therapy with Children in Crisis

The Color of Hope: People of Color Mental Health Narratives

The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner

Streets of Hope : The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood

Deviant Behavior

Social Work with Older Adults

The Aging Networks: A Guide to Programs and Services

[Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice]

Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

Ethnicity and Family Therapy

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Perspectives on Development and the Life Course

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents

DBT Skills Manual

DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets

Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need


[A People’s History of the United States]

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Life For Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Tuesdays with Morrie

The Death Class <- This one is based off of a course I took at my undergrad university

The Quiet Room

Girl, Interrupted

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Flowers for Algernon

Of Mice and Men

A Child Called It

Go Ask Alice

Under the Udala Trees

Prozac Nation

It's Kind of a Funny Story

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Bell Jar

The Outsiders

To Kill a Mockingbird

u/admorobo · 4 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Out of all the books on that list that I've read, none have affected me as much as The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. One of the most moving books I've ever read.

u/Etcetera-Etc-Etc · 3 pointsr/physicaltherapy

On a professional level, I would recommend something related to anatomy. This is one of the toughest courses in any curriculum and any advantage will be useful.

On a more personal note, I would recommend reading something that gives a patient's perspective -- something that helps us understand what it's like to be a patient or have a disability. Here are a few of my faves:

  1. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot by John Callahan

  2. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

  3. Moving Violations by John Hockenberry.

    and anything by Oliver Sacks (though The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is my fave).

u/carbonetc · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I'm reminded of the part in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (the autobiography of a locked-in person) where he calls the amputees and the paraplegics being treated in his hospital "tourists."

If the OP finds "it could be worse" stories to be helpful, that's definitely a book to read.

u/atmcsld · 2 pointsr/

I read a book about this once:

Actually written by some guy who had it, I think.

u/remijp · 1 pointr/slp

This is a wonderful book about a child who has difficulty using speech to communicate, written by her father. It made this SLP cry big baby tears.

Another great one:

Is she a member of national NSSLHA? It's a really good resource for people just starting out! Maybe you could gift her a 1 year subscription! It does benefit her to have a national membership, as it entitles her to discounts when she needs to join ASHA to become a certified SLP.

I use storage clipboards all the time when working with clients. Here is a NSSLHA one, but you can find one in the office supplies aisle of any store.

u/ischultzie · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Death, frienship, growing apart, huge life events try this:

u/Hotwir3 · 1 pointr/pics

Pretty sure the guy in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly who couldn't move anything but one eyelid still had feeling in his body.

Source: I read the book and watched the movie. It was 7 years ago though so my memory is hazy.

u/DoctorFork · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

It's not about suicide, but this made me think of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

u/rAtheismSelfPostOnly · 1 pointr/INTPBookmarks

Things to Buy

Iraq Research

Congress Related

Health & Exercise
Green Tea

u/prim3y · 1 pointr/everymanshouldknow

I got your list right here:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - great story about finding your way in life, destiny, etc. One of my personal favorites and a real life changer for me personally (read it when I was 14, very impressionable)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominigue Bauby - memoirs of a magazine editor who has a stroke and goes from being a hot shot playboy to being paralyzed. He loses all motor function and the whole book is written by him blinking out the letters. Despite it all he has a razor wit and such a positive outlook it really makes you think about your own life and what is important to appreciate.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig - kind of an interesting book that gives you a historical breakdown of philosophy all through a somewhat biographical story about a motorcycle trip with his son. Has some really insightful views on what is quality and what is the point of education. Highly recommend for anyone just starting college.

Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman by Richard P Feynman - Autobiography/memoir of one of the greatest minds to ever live. From learning how to pick locks while working on the manhattan project, experimenting with acid, and learning the bongos. Dr. Feynman has such a passion for life, science, and learning it's contagious. Seriously, just see how excited he gets about rubberbands.

u/felinfine8 · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is probably the book I have recommended more than any other.

> "In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book."