The Blackwell Companion to Social Work / Edition 3by Martin Davies
This significantly extended fourth edition of the primary text for students and trainee social workers is the most inclusive and authoritative of its kind, providing an integrated companion that avoids the need for supplementary volumes. The material has been reformulated into six substantive sections that cover all the essential aspects of social work, including… See more details below
This significantly extended fourth edition of the primary text for students and trainee social workers is the most inclusive and authoritative of its kind, providing an integrated companion that avoids the need for supplementary volumes. The material has been reformulated into six substantive sections that cover all the essential aspects of social work, including two entirely new ones covering theory and practice. The text now features an innovative encyclopedia-style selection of 24 essays each analysing a relevant theoretical perspective.
Concise, expertly edited contributions from leading academics and practitioners explore the social and psychological framework of the subject, the stages in the human life cycle, the reasons for social work, the nature of social work practice, its core components, and its theoretical foundations. As with previous editions, the coverage is subdivided into discrete and easy to assimilate sections, making this an invaluable reference for students throughout an entire social work programme. Each chapter lists the key points to remember and includes questions for discussion in addition to judiciously selected recommendations for further reading. More experienced readers will find this updated new edition an informative source on the central issues and debates in contemporary social work.
Table of Contents
List of contributors.
Foreword to the Third Edition.
Introduction: Knowledge, Theory and Social Work Practice (Pat Collingwood, University of Stirling and Martin Davies, University of East Anglia, Norwich).
Part I: Reasons for Social Work.
1. Family Disruption and Relationship Breakdown (Jane Boylan, University of Keele and Graham Allan, University of Keele).
2. Child Abuse (Lorraine Waterhouse, Edinburgh University).
3. Domestic Violence (Cathy Humphreys, University of Melbourne).
4. Ill-health (Eileen McLeod and Paul Bywaters, University of Coventry).
5. Physical Disability (Deborah Marks, Birkbeck, University of London).
6. The Frailty of Old Age (Chris Phillipson, Keele University).
7. Mental Illness (Peter Huxley, University of Swansea).
8. Learning Disabilities (Kirsten Stalker, University of Strathclyde and Carol Robinson).
9. The Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol (Sarah Galvani, University of Birmingham).
10. Population Movement and Immigration (Beth Humphries).
Part II: Applying Knowledge to Practice.
11. Relating Theory to Practice (David Howe, Sheffield University).
12. Assessment, Intervention and Review (Jonathan Parker, Bournemouth University).
13. Anti-Discriminatory Practice (Neil Thompson, Liverpool Hope University).
14. Feminist Theory (Lena Dominelli, University of Durham).
15. Task-Centred Work (Peter Marsh, University of Sheffield).
16. Care Management (William Horder, Goldsmiths College, University of London).
17. Risk Assessment and Management (Hazel Kemshall, De Montfort University).
18. Welfare Rights Practice (Neil Bateman).
19. Counselling for Social Work (Janet Seden, Open University).
20. Anger Management (David Leadbetter (CALM Training Services Menstrie, Clackmannanshire).
21. Family Therapy (Jan White).
22. Groupwork (Allan Brown, University of Bristol).
23. Cognitive–Behavioural Therapy (Tammie Ronen, Tel Aviv University).
Part III: The Practice Context.
24. Social Work with Children and Families (June Thoburn, University of East Anglia, Norwich).
25. Social Work and Schools (Karen Lyons, London Metropolitan University).
26. Social Work, Divorce and the Family Courts (Adrian L. James, University of Sheffield).
27. Social Work with Adult Service Users (Alison Petch, Dartington Hall Trust, Devon).
28. Social Work in Healthcare Settings (Bridget Penhale, University of Sheffield).
29. Mental Health Social Work (Roger Manktelow, University of Ulster in Derry).
30. Social Work in the Criminal Justice System (Gwen Robinson, University of Sheffield).
31. Social Work in Collaboration with other Professions (Hugh Barr, University of Westminster; David Goosey, University of Westminster; and Mary Webb).
Part IV: Social Work and its Psychosocial Framework.
32. Social Work and Society (Viviene E. Cree, University of Edinburgh).
33. Social Work and Politics (Mark Drakeford, University of Cardiff).
34. Gendering the Social Work Agenda (Audrey Mullender, Ruskin College, Oxford).
35. Culture, Ethnicity and Identity (J. Owusu Bempah, Leicester University).
36. The Family (Graham Allan, University of Keele).
37. Sexuality and Sexual Relationships (Siobhan Lloyd and Seamus Prior, University of Edinburgh).
38. Psychology and Social Work (Brigid Daniel, University of Dundee).
Part V: The Human Life Cycle.
39. Infancy (Gillian Harris, Birmingham University).
40. Childhood (Gillian Schofield, University of East Anglia, Norwich).
41. Adolescence (Martin Herbert, Exeter University).
42. Partnership and Parenting (Janet Walker, Newcastle Centre for Family Studies at Newcastle).
43. Late Life Ageing (Ian Philp, Sheffield University).
Part VI: Perspectives on Social Work:.
44. Service Users' Perspectives (Suzy Croft, St John's Hospice, London and Peter Beresford, Brunel University).
45. The Perspective of the Disabled People's Movement (Sally French, Open University and John Swain, University of Northumbria).
46. The Carer's Perspective (Rose Barton, East of England Regional Assembly in Flempton, Bury St Edmunds).
47. Black Perspectives (Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, Bristol University).
48. The Research Perspective (Nick Gould, University of Bath).
49. The Evidence-Based Perspective (Geraldine Macdonald, Queen's University, Belfast).
50. An Ethical Perspective on Social Work (Richard Hugman, University of New South Wales).
51: A Quality-Control Perspective (Ian Sinclair, York University).
52. The Legal Perspective (Teresa Munby, Ruskin College, Oxford).
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