An Introduction to Applying Social Work Theories and Methods

Author: Barbra Teater
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 0335237789
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Social Science

"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

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.

Social Work Practice With Older Adults

Author: Jill M. Chonody
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506334318
Release Date: 2017-11-08
Genre: Social Science

Social Work Practice With Older Adults by Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater presents a contemporary framework based on the World Health Organization’s active aging policy that allows forward-thinking students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly. The Actively Aging framework takes into account health, social, behavioral, economic, and personal factors as they relate to aging, but also explores environmental issues, which aligns with the new educational standards put forth by the Council on Social Work Education. Covering micro, mezzo, and macro practice domains, the text examines all aspects of working with aging populations, from assessment through termination.

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.

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.

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.

Social Work Theory and Practice

Author: Lesley Deacon
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473988217
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.

Social Work And Drug Use

Author: Ian Paylor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335240234
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Psychology

This book provides a comprehensive and practical account of this important area of health and social care and provides a basis for social workers to develop a rounded approach to their practice with drug and alcohol users.

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

Author: Martin Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118451779
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Political Science

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

Working with People with Learning Disabilities

Author: David Thomas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029734
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

The authors bring together the relevant theory for social workers, nurses, teachers and others working with people with learning disabilities. Using jargon-free explanations and case examples, they present the information needed to inform good practice.

Social Work Theories and Methods

Author: Mel Gray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446208595
Release Date: 2012-12-26
Genre: Social Science

The Second Edition of this celebrated book by two of the world’s leading researchers in social work introduces readers to the main theories, theorists and perspectives that contribute to the debate on social work theory and social work methods. It brings together some outstanding international researchers in social work to challenge the reader to critically question how they think about social work. With three new chapters, the new edition includes a focus on the psychosocial perspective. Each chapter allows the reader to relate the theories and methods discussed to their own personal experiences.

Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice

Author: Carol L. Langer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118859780
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Genre: Political Science

The social worker's guide to integrating theory and practice Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practiceteaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real worldpractice. Fully aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the book linkstheory to practice with clear, concise instruction including adiscussion of evidence-based practice. Twelve commonly-usedtheories are thoroughly explained, with discussion of the strengthsand limitations of each, and applied to real work with individuals,groups, families, communities, and organizations. The book includescase studies and first-person contributions from practicing socialworkers to illustrate the real-world scenarios in which differentconcepts apply. Critical thinking questions help studentsstrengthen their understanding of the ideas presented. Toolsincluding a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and an instructor'smanual are available to facilitate classroom use, providing asingle-volume guide to the entire helping process, from engagementto termination. Practice is a core foundational course for future socialworkers, but many practice texts focus on skills while neglectingthe theoretical basis for social work. Applying Theory toGeneralist Social Work Practice fills that gap by covering bothskills and theory in a single text. Examines the applications of prevailing social theories Covers the most common theories used in micro, mezzo, and macropractice Helps readers understand well-established approaches likestrengths perspective, humanistic and client-centered,task-centered, and solution-focused brief therapy Shows how to apply major theories including ecological/system,cognitive/behavioral, conflict, empowerment, narrative, crisis,critical, and feminist An effective social worker recognizes the link between theoryand practice, and how the two inform each other to culminate in themost effective intervention and most positive outcome for theclient. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practiceprovides students with a roadmap to the full integration ofphilosophy and application in social work.

Social Work and Human Development

Author: Janet Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781526413376
Release Date: 2017-05
Genre: Social Science

Social work engages with people across the life course, and social workers are expected to work with groups of people at very different stages of their life. This book helps students gain a thorough understanding of human growth as it is a central part of their qualifying social work training and practice.