Aimed at students and practitioners in the UK, this text explains the application of theory in social work. It describes the values and limitations of theory, and its use and abuse; the roles of social workers in the UK, relationship-based work, the use of authority and power, advocacy and empowerment, working as a team, and environmental intervention; theories of explanation and intervention, such as psychodynamic models, attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, constructive approaches, and the task-centered method; the wider context of social work, including family systems, groups and communities, and political perspectives; and issues and dilemmas related to theory. This edition includes exercises and practice notes on the ideas or methods discussed, the skills needed for their application, and ethical considerations. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Focusing on what students really need to know, this book breaks down all of the key social work theory covered across a students' training, demystifying complex concepts by demonstrating their application to real-life practice. Multiple case studies highlight applied theory in different practice settings and across issues and challenges that students might face, while self-assessment exercises, practice notes, concise chapter summaries and discussion points help to consolidate their understanding.
New chapters bring the book right up to date and include Relationship-based Work, The Importance of Language, Political Perspectives and Environmental Intervention.
Written by two well-established and expert authors, this is the 'must-have' theory text for all social work students.
Number of Pages: 278
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Social Work
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: Chris Beckett
Street Date: January 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-8888