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Social Work Theories in Context

Creating Frameworks for Practice: 2014

By Karen Healy

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Format: Paperback, 272 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition
Other Information: biography
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 April 2014
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.

Table of Contents

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.

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"...[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)

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. Shehas a strong background in direct social work practiceand has practised as a social worker in health, youth, and child protection services. She is the author of four books and numerous papers on many aspects of social work practice and policy studies. She regularly conducts lectures and workshops in Australia and in Europe, particularly in Nordic countries.

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"...[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)

EAN: 9781137024244
ISBN: 1137024240
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.5 centimetres (0.34 kg)
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