Critical Practice in Social Work / Edition 2

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Bringing together theory and practice discussion in rich combination, this significantly updated text provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to contemporary social work. Incorporating key theories and vivid case material, this text's powerful practice focus makes it indispensable for students and practitioners alike.

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Social Work Practice: Critical Reflection and Skills: 1st edition
"Excellent...on the relationship between values and social work, Chris Clark's elegant chapter on rights, justice and citizenship [is] especially well argued." -- Martin Davies, THES

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230218635
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/15/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside. He has a considerable writing and publishing track record, for example as author of Social Policy for Social Work (Palgrave Macmillan), editor of Foundations of Health and Social Care (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), consultant editor for the Handbook of Postqualifying Social Work (Jessica Kingsley 2007).

LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham. She is an academician in the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences. From 1996 to 2004, she served as President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). She is widely published, with a number of important sole-authored books to her name, particularly in the areas of feminism and anti-racism. These include: Social Work: Theory and Practice in a Changing Profession (Polity Press, 2004); Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice; and Anti-Racist Social Work (3rd edition).

MALCOLM PAYNE is Adviser (Policy and Development) at St Christophers Hospice, London. He is also Emeritus Professor of Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Honorary Professor, Kingston University St Georges Medical School. He is author of the global best-seller, Modern Social Work Theory, as well as numerous other books including Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care and The Origins of Social Work.

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Table of Contents

Introduction--R.Adams, L.Dominelli &--M.Payne
On being critical in social work--R.Adams, L.Dominelli &--M.Payne
Values in Social Work--L.Dominelli
Professional Values and Accountabilities--S.Banks
Identity, Individual Rights and Social Justice--C.Clark
Pushing Ethical Boundaries for Children and Families--L.Briskman
Parental and Reproductive Rights--L.Dominelli
Ethical Tensions in Social Work: Consent in Later Life--R.Adams &--M.Payne
Critical Reflection and Social Work Theories--M.Payne
Counselling--H.Cosis Brown
Community Work--M.Mayo
Psychosocial Work: An Attachment Perspective--D.Howe
Cross Cultural and Black Perspectives through the Life Course--L.Robinson
Cognitive-behavioural Practice--K.Cigno
Task-centred work--M.Doel
Advocacy and Empowerment--R.Adams
From Radical to Critical Social Work--B.Pease
Feminist Social Work--J.Orme updated by R.Adams, L.Dominelli &--M.Payne
Anti-oppressive Approaches--B.Burke &--P.Harrison
Postmodern and Constructionist Approaches--N.Parton
Being a Critical Practitioner--R.Adams
Safeguarding Children--J.Pinkerton
Fostering and Adoption--H.Cosis Brown
Working with Looked after Children and Young People in Residential Care--A.Roy, F.Young &--C.Chahal
Family-based Social Work--K.Morris
Youth Justice and Young Offenders--K.Haines
Safeguarding Adults--H.Brown
Care Management--M.Holloway
Mental Health--D.Bailey
Physical Disability--B.Sapey
Learning Disability--T.Stainton
Older People--C.Beech &--M.Ray
End of Life Care and Bereavement--C.Currer
Concluding Comment--R.Adams, L.Dominelli &--M.Payne

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