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Modern Social Work Theory

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Payne (director of psychosocial and spiritual care, St. Christopher's Hospice, London, UK) presents a new edition of his introduction to modern social work theory. He first deals with general questions of social work theory, its definition, and how it is put into practice. The rest of the work examines individual schools of theory in terms of their main themes and applications, covering psychodynamic perspectives; crisis intervention and task-centered models; cognitive-behavioral theories; systems and ecological ...
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Overview

Payne (director of psychosocial and spiritual care, St. Christopher's Hospice, London, UK) presents a new edition of his introduction to modern social work theory. He first deals with general questions of social work theory, its definition, and how it is put into practice. The rest of the work examines individual schools of theory in terms of their main themes and applications, covering psychodynamic perspectives; crisis intervention and task-centered models; cognitive-behavioral theories; systems and ecological perspectives; social psychology and social construction; humanism, existentialism, and spirituality; social and community development; radical and critical perspectives; feminist perspectives; anti-discrimination and cultural and ethnic sensitivity; and empowerment and advocacy. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230249608
  • Publisher: MacMillan Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/28/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Sales rank: 255,370

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface and Acknowledgements
1 The Social Construction of Social Work Theory 1
2 Using Social Work Theory in Practice 26
3 Psychodynamic Perspectives 72
4 Crisis Intervention and Task-centred Models 95
5 Cognitive-behavioural Theories 114
6 Systems and Ecological Perspectives 137
7 Social Psychological and Communication Models 157
8 Humanist and Existential Perspectives 174
9 Social and Community Development 198
10 Radical and Marxist Perspectives 214
11 Anti-discriminatory and Anti-oppressive Perspectives 238
12 Empowerment and Advocacy 266
13 Assessing Social Work Theories 286
Bibliography 299
Index 341
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