An Introduction To Applying Social Work Theories And Methods

Author: Teater, Barbra

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335237789

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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"A basic introduction to the most commonly used theories and methods in social work practice. The book explores the concept of a theory and a method, the difference between the two and the ways in which they are connected. Teater also discusses the social worker-client relationship and offers a handy overview of anti-oppressive practice"--Back cover.
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An introduction to applying social work theories and methods

Author: Barbra Teater

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335237777

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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"Does social work need another theory book? The answer has to be a resounding 'yes'. This is a broad-based, authoritative and above all, accessible introduction to some key theories in social work. Each chapter follows a logical structure, beginning with the theory explained and moving onto basic assumptions, using theory in practice, strengths and limitations and wider considerations. The book will be useful for social work students and educators alike." Professor Viviene E. Cree, School of Social & Political Science, The University of Edinburgh, UK This practical book provides a basic introduction to the most commonly used theories and methods in social work practice. The book explores the concept of a theory and a method, the difference between the two and the ways in which they are connected. Teater also discusses the social worker-client relationship and offers a handy overview of anti-oppressive practice. Assuming little to no prior knowledge, each chapter explores a single theory or method in depth and uses a variety of interactive tools to encourage you to explore your own thoughts and beliefs. Step-by-step illustrations show how to apply the theory/method to a social work case example and exercises, questions, diagrams, tables and figures all encourage further learning. An Introduction to Applying Social Work Theories and Methods is a practical guide for social work students to use both in the classroom and as a reference guide while on placement. Equally, this book is a useful reference for social work practitioners. Contributor David Kondrat
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Social Work Theory and Methods

The Essentials

Author: Neil Thompson,Paul Stepney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351809008

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This gateway text lays the foundations for a thorough knowledge of the theory and methods that social workers need. Pulling together the work of a team of experts, this book uses the innovative “theorizing practice” approach, rather than the traditional “applying theory to practice” approach, thereby providing a much more satisfactory basis for understanding the relationship between theory and practice and making it easier for practitioners to employ theory in practice. Part I sets the scene by examining the relationship between theory and practice, how research can be used to inform practice and the important role of policy and organizational factors. Part II provides 14 chapters, each exploring a different theoretical approach. All in all, this book provides the ideal introduction to using social work theory and methods in practice.
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Social Work Theory and Practice

Author: Lesley Deacon,Stephen J. Macdonald

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473987466

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Understanding how theory informs social work practice is an area that students can often find challenging. This book will help students understand how theory impacts and informs social work practice across a range of contexts and with different service user groups. It starts off by briefly setting the context, introducing students to the importance of social work theory and its development over the years, before moving on to look at different types of theory across 17 tightly structured chapters. These cover a range of psychological theories, sociological theories, ethics and moral philosophies, political theories and ideologies, and organisational theories.
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Social Work in the Community

Making a Difference

Author: Barbra Teater,Mark Baldwin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847424848

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This practical guide offers students, social work practitioners, and practice assessors a holistic understanding of how to make a difference with social work. Written from an experiential learning perspective, it not only surveys current ideas and methods of social work but provides realistic ways to implement them. In doing so, it utilizes a robust, problem-based learning design that will enable readers to make sense of their practice in relation to the standard knowledge, skills, and values of social work in community contexts.
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Child-Centred Social Work: Theory and Practice

Author: Vivienne Barnes

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137606428

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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This book helps social workers to base their practice with children and young people on a child centred model. With a strong emphasis on professional expectations and values, it examines how best to promote children and young people's participation in decision making and the dilemmas faced by professionals in maintaining this focus.
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The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118451775

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

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Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading
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Contemporary Social Work Practice

Author: Barbra Teater

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246044

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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An introduction to the diverse settings of social work, detailing the relevant policy context, methods and approaches.
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