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Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice : Third Edition - Roberta R. Greene

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice

Third Edition


Published: 31st December 2011
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Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice remains a foundation work for those interested in the practice and teaching of social work. Roberta Greene covers theoretical areas and individual theorists including classical psychoanalytic thought, Eriksonian theory, Carl Rogers, cognitive theory, systems theory, ecological perspectives, social construction, feminism, and genetics. She discusses the historical context, its philosophical roots, and major assumptions of each theory. The general theme, which distinguishes this volume, is that the person-in-environment perspective has been a central influence in the formation of the profession's knowledge base, as well as its approach to practice. Greene provides perspective on how individuals and social systems interact.

This book examines how social workers can use theory to shape social work practice by increasing his or her understanding of and potential for enhancing human well-being. Greene covers the relationship between human behavior theory and professional social work practice. She also explores the challenges and limitations of each theory and addresses the following issues: how the theory serves as a framework for social work practice; how the theory lends itself to an understanding of individual, family, group, community, or organizational behavior; what the implications are of the theory for social work interventions or practice strategies; and what role it proposes for the social worker as a change agent.

Throughout the profession's history, social workers have turned to a number of theoretical approaches for the organizing concepts needed to define their practice base. The aims of social work--to improve societal conditions and to enhance social functioning of and between individuals, families, and groups--are put into action across all fields of practice and realized through a variety of methods in a range of settings. This third edition, completely revised, represents a fundamental contribution to the field, and like its predecessors, will be widely used as a basic text.

Roberta Greene is a professor and the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology and Social Welfare at the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. Greene is the author of nine texts and numerous research articles.

Human behavior theory, person-in-environment, and social work method / Roberta R. Greene -- Human behavior theory and professional social work practice / Roberta R. Greene -- Classical psychoanalytic thought, contemporary developments, and clinical social work practice / Roberta R. Greene and Michael Uebel -- Eriksonian theory : a developmental approach to ego mastery / Roberta R. Greene -- Carl Rogers and the person-centered approach / Roberta R. Greene -- Cognitive theory for social work practice / Betsy S. Vourlekis -- General systems theory / Roberta R. Greene -- Ecological perspective : an eclectic theoretical framework for social work practice / Roberta R. Greene -- Social construction / Robert Blundo and Roberta R. Greene -- Feminist theories and social work practice / Rebecca Morrison Van Voorhis -- Human behavior theory and social work practice : genetics, environment, and development / Joyce G. Riley -- Risk and resilience theory : a social work perspective / Roberta R. Greene.

ISBN: 9780202366531
ISBN-10: 0202366537
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 345
Published: 31st December 2011
Edition Number: 2