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Social Work Theories in Context : 3rd Edition - Creating Frameworks for Practice - Karen Healy

Social Work Theories in Context

3rd Edition - Creating Frameworks for Practice

By: Karen Healy

Paperback | 22 September 2022 | Edition Number 3

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This popular and innovative core text book explores contemporary social work theories and perspectives in a systematic way, using an integrated and flexible framework to link context, theory, and practice approaches. Healy expertly provides an applied guide to social work theory across a range of organisational contexts, showing social work as a diverse activity that is profoundly shaped by professional purpose, public policy, and practice locations. This edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect developments in the contexts and theorising of social work practices.

This is ideal reading to support and develop undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules on Social Work Theories and Methods on qualifying professional programmes. Its international breadth and supportive pedagogical features have ensured the book's value to students of social work all over the world.

New to this edition:
  • New sections on post-humanism and eco-social work
  • Coverage of a broader range of critical approaches including feminist and anti-racial social work
  • Additional practice exercises drawn from realistic case studies.
About the Author

Karen Healy is Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Work and Human Services at The University of Queensland, Australia.

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