From Theory to Practice
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Social workers practice across a wide range of settings with many different people. Some work primarily with individuals, some work with families or groups of people in therapeutic or community contexts, while others focus on community advocacy, community action and social change. In such diverse disciplinary contexts, the notion of theoretically informed practice can seem complicated. Written as a core text, the book captures the critical information students need to feel confident in the application of theory to practice. Integrated case studies from both Australasian and international perspectives illustrate how theory works in practice and how theory facilitates change. Social Work Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive exploration of knowledge in practice, the use of evidence as a basis for practice, and the ways in which theory helps practitioners to understand, make sense of, and respond to complex human needs.Read more
- Provides social work students with a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which theories inform practice
- Features case studies from practitioners in the field
- It explores a range of theories using the metaphors of systems, onion-peeling, faulty-engine, story-telling and mountain-moving approaches
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'A refreshingly good read that covers impressive ground in an accessible way.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
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- Date Published: May 2012
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781139368018
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Social Work knowledge, theory and practice
2. Frameworks, models and practice
3. Ecosystems theories
4. Onion-peeling theories
5. Faulty-engine theories
6. Story-telling theories
7. Mountain-moving theories
8. Reflective practice and theory.
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