Science and Social Work: A Critical Appraisal / Edition 1

Science and Social Work: A Critical Appraisal / Edition 1

by Stuart Kirk, William J. Reid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231118252

ISBN-13: 9780231118255

Pub. Date: 12/26/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Science and Social Work is a critical appraisal of the strategies and methods that have been used to develop knowledge for social work practice. It identifies the major ways in which social workers have drawn upon scientific knowledge and techniques, placing each one in historical perspective by explaining the nature of the problems it was designed to solve

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Overview

Science and Social Work is a critical appraisal of the strategies and methods that have been used to develop knowledge for social work practice. It identifies the major ways in which social workers have drawn upon scientific knowledge and techniques, placing each one in historical perspective by explaining the nature of the problems it was designed to solve and the philosophical, political, and practical questions it raised. Kirk and Reid offer a balanced appraisal of the promises, accomplishments, and limits of such approaches, demonstrating how the fruits of scientific research can aid clinical practice with individuals, families and groups.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231118255
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/26/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Knowledge, Science, and the Profession of Social Work2. Science and Social Work: A Historical Perspective3. Client Problems as Organizing Foci for Knowledge4. The Scientific Model in Practice: The 1960s and Beyond5. Engineering Social Work Intervention6. Computer-Assisted Social Work Practice: The Promise of Technology, by Stuart Kirk, William Reid, and Carrie Petrucci7. Research-Based Practice8. Research Dissemination and Utilization: Spreading the Word9. Knowledge for Practice: Issues and Challenges

Columbia University Press

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