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Social Work Theory in Practice



December 2020 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A step-by-step guide to the underpinning theoretical knowledge in social work helping your students to confidently apply theory in practice.

-          Exercises will help them get to grips with the essentials and reflect on learning.

-          Case studies from eight fictional social workers located in a busy local authority office will allow them to explore a range of different practice experience, theoretical perspectives and approaches to understanding situations and identifying possible courses of action.

-          The authors’ own experiences will show the importance of reflection, supervision and continual learning to help them prepare for the reality of practice.

 

 
Introduction
 
Part I Theory: explaining the world and understanding our practice
 
Chapter 1: Understanding theory in practice
 
Chapter 2: Foundations of theory in social work
 
Chapter 3: Economics, politics and the organisational delivery of social work
 
Chapter 4: Critical and radical theories
 
Chapter 5: Theories of human development
 
Chapter 6: Theories of systems and relationships
 
Chapter 7: Theories of risk and vulnerability
 
Part II: Practice: using theory in our work with people
 
Chapter 8: Applying theories in practice
 
Chapter 9: Children and their families
 
Chapter 10: Foster and Kinship Care
 
Chapter 11: Offenders
 
Chapter 12: Physical Disability
 
Chapter 13: Mental Distress
 
Chapter 14: Learning Disabilities and Autism
 
Chapter 15: Older People

Helpful publication, offering updated, modern take on theory in practice, certainly useful read for those reviewing theory for social work practice.

Mrs Aga M Buckley
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University
May 7, 2020

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