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This guide provides descriptions of commonly used library resources for practice, research, and scholarship in the field of Social Work.
Counseling and Therapy in Video contains training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. These online streaming videos are designed for training and continuing education, providing an invaluable firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. The collection provides grounding in dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses, insight into the human condition, and training in skills such as reflection and empathy while working with specific populations such as veterans and teens.
Psychological Experiments Online is a multimedia collection that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries, which have had far-reaching impacts on fields as diverse as sociology, business, advertising, economics, political science, law, ethics, and the arts. For added context, it also includes primary- and secondary-source texts, such as notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, and final reports. Notable topics include obedience, authority, conformity, and operant conditioning.
Psychotherapy.net provides training videos in psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment. This online streaming video collection covers a wide variety of tools and techniques from a broad selection of psychotherapeutic approaches, making it an useful resource for the purposes of teaching, training, self-study, and continuing education in mental health-related fields.
SAGE Research Methods Online aggregates materials from SAGE's journal and reference content, including dictionaries, datasets, case studies, and books. Researchers can explore methods with the Methods Map tool and gather context (including sample data sets) to help design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct research, and write up findings.
Social Work Online is a resource that pairs recently published social work textbooks along with documentaries and clinical demonstration videos, and lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners. The content is structured around twelve important topics in the social work curriculum, most of which are applicable worldwide.
Symptom Media's Mental Health Education and Training Film Library offers online clinical training vignettes guided by the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition), ICD-9 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Problems, Ninth Revision), and ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Problems, Tenth Revision), as well as other real-life behavioral health case scenarios. These streaming videos illustrate symptoms unfolding on screen, serving as an educational tool for “symptom recognition” and providing visual tools that facilitate diagnosing of mental illnesses.
The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy provides access to the latest research and best practice methods in the fields of counseling, mental health, and psychology through contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops from renowned counselors, psychologists, and practitioners.