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Modern Social Work Theory - Malcolm Payne

Modern Social Work Theory

Paperback Published: 23rd January 2014
ISBN: 9780230249608
Number Of Pages: 464

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Now in its fourth edition, this international best-selling textbook is a classic in its field. Written by one of the leading names in social work, it provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the main practice theories that will act as a companion for students throughout their course and their career as a practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them.

This is the ideal text for theory, methods and practice modules on qualifying social work courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well qualified social work practitioners taking post-qualifying and CPD courses.

Industry Reviews

'This text is a tour de force! The new edition is impressive in its scope and consistent application of a social construction perspective. The increased use of diagrams and case illustrations will help students to access some important and complicated aspects of theory.' - Joan Orme, University of Glasgow, UK 'A wonderful resource for students, practitioners, and academics. The new edition is comprehensive and has been brought right up to date, providing clear explanations of the breadth of theories social work has engaged with over time.' - Sarah Wendt, UNISA, Australia 'A really thoroughly revised and updated edition of what is probably the best known and certainly the longest-running UK text on social work theory.' - Chris Beckett, University of East Anglia, UK "I regard Payne's Modern Social Work Theory as a classic and the best of its type. It not only covers theories well for new social workers but is an excellent refresher for more seasoned academics." - Jan Fook, Kingston University, UK

PART I: THINKING ABOUT SOCIAL WORK THEORY 1. The Social Construction of Social Work Theory 2. Evaluating Social Work Theory 3. Connecting Theory and Practice PART II: REVIEWING SOCIAL WORK THEORIES 4. Psychodynamic Practice 5. Crisis and Task Centred Models 6. Cognitive Behavioural Practice 7. Systems and Ecological Practice 8. Macro Practice, Social Development and Social Pedagogy 9. Strengths, Narrative and Solution Practice 10. Humanistic Practice, Existentialism and Spirituality 11. Empowerment and Advocacy 12. Critical Practice 13. Feminist Practice 14. Anti-Oppressive and Multicultural Sensitivity Practice

ISBN: 9780230249608
ISBN-10: 0230249604
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 23rd January 2014
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 17.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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