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

Social Work Theories in Context

Creating Frameworks for Practice


Published: 4th April 2014
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This innovative text explores current social work theories and perspectives in a systematic way, using an integrated and flexible framework to link context, theory, and practice approaches. Its international breadth and supportive pedagogical features have ensured the book's value to students of social work all over the world.

."..[Healy] provides a very usable, easily readable guide to the application of theories to pracitce, and incorporates some thoughtful consideration of service users' rights and perspective that are very relevant to advocacy efforts." - Margarete Parrish, The Higher Education Academy ("Social Policy and Social Work")

Dedication Acknowledgements Preface PART I: STARTING POINTS 1. Introduction: Social Work Theories in Context PART II: UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT OF PRACTICE 2. Dominant Discourses 3. Professional Discourses 4. Alternative Discourses PART III: THEORIES IN USE 5. Theory Use in Practice 6. Systems Theories 7. Problem-Solving Approaches 8. Strengths and Solution Focused Practice 9. Empowerment Theory 10. Critical Social Work Theory 11. Postmodernism 12. Conclusion Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9781137024244
ISBN-10: 1137024240
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 4th April 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.7  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised