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Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approachesby Francis J Turner
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Written by leading practitioners and educators in the field, Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches, Fourth Edition is the standard text on theories of social work and a trusted reference book for social work practitioners. In this updated edition, Francis Turner introduces exciting new theoretical systems that have gained importance since the 1980s, including Aboriginal theory, Narrative, Hypnosis, Constructivism, and Empowerment theory. Twenty chapters from the previous edition have been completely revised and expanded, to reflect the influence of new ideas and clinical experience in social work practice. An exceptionally strong group of distinguished contributors to past editions and writers new to this volume together examine the full range of therapeutic approaches - including psychoanalysis, ego psychology, cognitive, crisis intervention, client-centered theory, feminist theory, meditation, transactional analysis, systems theory, task-centered social work, and neurolinguistics. Social Work Treatment makes the range of theories upon which current practice is built fully available, providing professionals with ready access to the theoretical diversity and richness that is the mark of contemporary social work practice. It enables social work students at all levels - bachelor, masters and doctoral - to learn and integrate ongoing theoretical developments in the field, which ultimately ensures a client's optimum service.
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**** The third edition (1986) is cited in BCL3. Introduces theoretical systems--Aboriginal theory, narrative, hypnosis, constructivism, and empowerment theory--and examines the full range of therapeutic approaches, including psychoanalysis, ego psychology, cognitive, crisis intervention, client-centered theory, feminist theory and meditation. The style and content of the chapters are practice-oriented, concentrate on the use of systems in a practical context, and, together with detailed descriptions of each theoretical system, explore their real-world implementation.
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