A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

By: David Howe (author)Paperback

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Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning - it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice. In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether you're a student, a newly qualified social worker or a 'seasoned' professional you will find plenty in this book to inform, enlighten and refresh you. Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice. A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory manages to be both compact and comprehensive. You will return to this 'can't live without it' text time and time again.

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About Author

DAVID HOWE OBE is Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He was founding editor of the Blackwell Science Journal, Child and Family Social Work (1996-2001) and is author of many books, including: Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice; Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support; Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention; and The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker.


Social Work Theory Origins Casework and Social Reform Cause and Function Psychoanalytic Theory Attachment Theory Behavioural Therapies Cognitive Therapies Cognitive-Behavioural Social Work Task-centred work Be Responsible, Think Positive Solution-focused Approaches The Strengths Perspective Systemic and Ecological Approaches Radical Social Work Critical Social Work Feminist Social Work Anti-oppressive Practices and Empowerment Relationship-based Social Work Person-centred Approaches Reflection and Reflexivity Wellbeing Brains for Social Workers Critical Best Practice The Best in Theory

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/05/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780230233126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780230233126
  • weight: 263
  • ISBN10: 0230233120

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