The Blackwell Companion to Social Work / Edition 3

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work / Edition 3

by Martin Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405170042

ISBN-13: 9781405170048

Pub. Date: 01/03/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405170048
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/03/2008
Series:
Blackwell Companions Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction1
1.1Poverty and Social Exclusion7
1.2Family Breakdown19
1.3Child Abuse30
1.4Domestic Violence36
1.5Ill-health43
1.6Physical Disability50
1.7The Frailty of Old Age58
1.8Mental Illness64
1.9Learning Difficulties72
2.1Relating Theory to Practice81
2.2Anti-discriminatory Practice88
2.3Feminist Theory96
2.4Task-centred Work106
2.5Care Management114
2.6Risk Assessment and Management123
2.7Welfare Rights Practice132
2.8Anger Management141
2.9Family Therapy147
2.10Groupwork156
2.11Cognitive-Behavioural therapy165
2.12Person-centred Counselling175
2.13Psychoanalytic Theory183
3.1Social Work with Children and Families193
3.2Social Work and Schools207
3.3Social Work, Divorce and the Family Courts214
3.4Work with Adult Service Users221
3.5Social Work in Health Care Settings235
3.6The Practice of Mental Health Social Work243
3.7Groupcare and Residential Care252
3.8Social Work in the Criminal Justice System259
3.9Social Work in Collaboration with Other Professions266
4.1Social Work and Society275
4.2Social Work and Politics288
4.3Gendering the Social Work Agenda298
4.4Culture, Ethnicity and Identity304
4.5The Family313
4.6Sexuality and Sexual Relationships320
4.7Psychology and Social Work330
4.8The Human Life Cycle: Infancy342
4.9The Human Life Cycle: Childhood348
4.10The Human Life Cycle: Adolescence355
4.11The Human Life Cycle: Nigrescence365
4.12The Human Life Cycle: Partnership and Parenting370
4.13The Human Life Cycle: Late Life Ageing378
5.1Service Users' Perspectives385
5.2The Perspective of the Disabled People's Movement394
5.3The Carer's Perspective401
5.4Black Perspectives407
5.5The Research Perspective415
5.6The Evidence-based Perspective424
5.7A Quality-control Perspective431
5.8The Legal Perspective438
Bibliography448
Name Index485
Subject Index493

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