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A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theoryby David Howe
Synopses & Reviews
This crisp text, by one of social works most highly regarded commentators, offers the perfect entry point into the complex world of social work theory. Written in a clear conversational style and organized into short, clearly labelled chapters, students and practitioners will find this an invaluable point of refreshment and reference.
About the Author
DAVID HOWE is Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He was founding editor of the Blackwell Science Journal, Child and Family Social Work (1996-2001) and is author of many books, including: Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice; Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support; Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention; and The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker.
Table of Contents
Social Work Theory * Origins * Casework and Social Reform * Cause and Function * Psychoanalytic Theory * Attachment Theory * Behavioural Therapies * Cognitive Therapies * Cognitive-Behavioural Social Work * Task-centred work * Be Responsible, Think Positive * Solution-focused Approaches * The Strengths Perspective * Systemic and Ecological Approaches *
Radical Social Work * Critical Social Work * Feminist Social Work * Anti-oppressive Practices and Empowerment * Relationship-based Social Work * Person-centred Approaches * Reflection and Reflexivity * Wellbeing * Brains for Social Workers * Critical Best Practice * The Best in Theory
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