Social work theory is full of ideas about how to practise. It guides you in what to do as well as how to approach and think about social work goals.
In this clear and systematic book covering both general practice concepts and theoretical insights, best-selling author Malcolm Payne shows you how to work with the main theories and practice techniques and pinpoint their strengths and limitations.
* Explores the social work process from first to last contact;
* Covers all the theories and methods you need to know as a practitioner;
* Examines practice techniques and the ideas that inform them;
* Includes helpful chapter-by-chapter infographics.
This practical guide condenses the practical features of social work theory but doesn't oversimplify them. Students and practitioners can confidently put their knowledge into action and see how everyday practice implements theoretical ideas. It will be an invaluable resource to students and newly qualified practitioners in social work and in related fields of practice, making connections with both classic and contemporary movements in social work No