An Introduction To Applying Social Work Theories And Methods

Author: Teater, Barbra
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 9780335237784
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Social Science

"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.

Social Work Theory and Methods

Author: Neil Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351809009
Release Date: 2017-10-23
Genre: Social Science

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.

Social Work in the Community

Author: Barbra Teater
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847424846
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

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.

Contemporary Social Work Practice

Author: Barbra Teater
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335246045
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Social Science

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

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230365247
Release Date: 2009-05-29
Genre: Social Science

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.

Social Work Theories in Context

Author: Karen Healy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137024268
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Social Science

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.

Modern Social Work Theory

Author: Malcolm Payne
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137406026
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Social Science

This masterly text is a classic in its field and will be a reliable companion throughout the course of your studies and your career as a social work practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. Modern Social Work Theory is now more accessible and comprehensive than ever, offering: • the most complete coverage of social work theory, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas, including a new chapter dedicated to strengths, narrative and solutions approaches • a host of brand new case examples showing how theories can be applied to everyday practice • new analysis of the ethical dimensions of different social work theories and what common values they share • 'Pause and Reflect' questions to encourage you to draw on your own experience and develop your thinking • updated 'Example text' sections which summarise the most current thinking and help bridge the gap between introductions to each theory and more specialist writing.

Essential Theory for Social Work Practice

Author: Chris Beckett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473911710
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Social Science

Focusing on what students really need to know, this book breaks down all of the key social work theory covered across a students' training, demystifying complex concepts by demonstrating their application to real-life practice. Multiple case studies highlight applied theory in different practice settings and across issues and challenges that students might face, while self-assessment exercises, practice notes, concise chapter summaries and discussion points help to consolidate their understanding. New chapters bring the book right up to date and include Relationship-based Work, The Importance of Language, Political Perspectives and Environmental Intervention. Written by two well-established and expert authors, this is the 'must-have' theory text for all social work students.

Social Work

Author: Joyce Lishman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526447715
Release Date: 2018-01-08
Genre: Social Science

Help your students make the best starts in their careers as a Social Worker. Covering everything they need to know in their first year and beyond, this very practical book will guide them through their degree and into practice. Packed full of case studies, activities and tools for real-life practice, it will: Help students get to grips with and build the essential knowledge and skills base Support them to develop a range of tools for practice with different service user groups Develop their critical thinking and help them to apply their learning in practice Provide them with a springboard for further learning and development. To get the most out of this book and access more materials to support them throughout their degree, they can visit the companion website at

Complexity and Social Work

Author: Hans Van Ewijk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351612579
Release Date: 2017-10-12
Genre: Social Science

Being socially competent is essential in late modern society. We expect people to find their own accommodation, partner, job, community and lifestyle and struggle to find answers for those who are not able or do not have the opportunity to achieve these things. By placing social complexity, social vulnerability and social efficacy within a framework of social policy and social practice, Complexity and Social Work argues that growing social complexity excludes more and more citizens from social participation. The book starts with exploring complexity, super-diversity, vulnerability and social efficacy. From there the book deals with the discourses of social policy, social work and social work research, pledging for social policy aiming at desired outcomes, for generic contextual social work, and for a research practice that recognises practical wisdom. Aimed at final year undergraduates, postgraduates, professionals, trainers and lecturers involved in social work, social policy, social care, mental health and allied fields who are committed to treating socially vulnerable people with respect and acceptance, this book, the first of its kind, offers new perspectives on social complexity for practice, theory and research in human services.

Social Work Practice With Older Adults

Author: Jill M. Chonody
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506334288
Release Date: 2017-12
Genre: Social Science

Social Work Practice with Older Adults promotes a strengths-based social work perspective to dispel myths and stereotypes about older adults and encourages students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly. Organized around the World Health Organization's Active Aging policy framework, this book has a unique foundation based on contemporary practice. Authors Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater focus on the major behavioral, personal, physical, social, and economic determinants. Covering micro, mezzo, and macro practice domains, this innovative text examines all aspects of working with aging populations, from assessment through termination.

An Introduction to Social Work Theory

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351958691
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Social Science

Social workers need to recognize the critical role that theory plays both in the way they make sense of what is going on and in the way they order their work. Such recognition clarifies practice for both the worker and the client. David Howe's classic text provides a framework to help social workers develop an understanding of the theories which inescapably underpin their thoughts and actions. This edition contains a new preface by the author, written in 2008, in which he examines the continuing value of his framework, concluding that it remains an effective tool for making sense of the profession's most current ideas. The book covers a range of theoretical approaches, demonstrating through examples that different theories necessarily lead to very different practices. It offers a stimulating guide to social work theory which is proven to help social workers both to understand their practices and to practise in a disciplined and imaginative way.

Social Work Theory and Practice

Author: Lesley Deacon
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473987463
Release Date: 2017-01-13
Genre: Social Science

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.