Social Work with Adults

Overview

Martin Davies brings together contributors from a range of universities and practice backgrounds to provide incisive perspectives on this complex field. One half of a unique duet of texts, this book explores the issues within policy, law, theory and research, which will define practice for the next generation of adult social workers.

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Overview

Martin Davies brings together contributors from a range of universities and practice backgrounds to provide incisive perspectives on this complex field. One half of a unique duet of texts, this book explores the issues within policy, law, theory and research, which will define practice for the next generation of adult social workers.

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"Where social work should be going." - Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University, UK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230293847
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN DAVIES is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, UK, where he was the founding Director of the Graduate Program in Social Work. He is the author of seven books and more than a hundred scholarly papers. He is editor of The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work and The Blackwell Companion to Social Work, now in its third edition. His text, The Essential Social Worker, also in its third edition, was based on the UEA course on social work in society, which he taught for twenty years. His most recent authored text, Doing a Successful Research Project, has sold over 8,500 copies since publication in 2007.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

Introduction
PART I: SOCIAL WORK AND THE PERSONALISATION AGENDA
Introduction
The Emergence and Development of the Personalisation Agenda; J.Leece
Law on Personalisation; S.Braye & A.Brammer
Conceptualisation and Theory Building in Personalisation; S.Hunter & M.Titterton
Personalisation: What the Research Tells Us; G.MacIntyre
Personalisation in Practice; M.Bamber, J.Brooks, S.Cusack, J.Edwards, M.Gardner, K.Gridley, L.Howard, N.Marshall, L.Salmon & J.Wood
PART II: SOCIAL WORK AND MENTAL HEALTH
Introduction
Social Policy and Mental Health Social Work; M.Webber & J.Nathan
Mental Health Law and Social Work; N.Gould & D.Martin
Theory in Mental Health Social Work; J.Tew
What Research Findings Tell Social Workers about their Work in Mental Health; S.Evans & P.Huxley
Social Work Practice in Mental Health; C.Leah
PART III: SOCIAL WORK AND SUBSTANCE USE

Introduction
Social Policy and Substance Use; S.Galvani & A.Thurnham
The Legal Foundations of Social Work in the Field of Drug and Alcohol Abuse; M.Preston-Shoot
A Theoretical Perspective on Social Work and Substance Use; D.Forrester & A.Hutchinson
Social Work Research and Substance Misuse; D.Forrester, G.Glynn & M.McCann
Working with People who Use Substances; S.Galvani & S.Wadd
PART IV: SOCIAL WORK AND OLD AGE
Introduction
The Place that Social Policy Plays in Shaping the Social Context of Older People; T.Gilbert & L.Powell
The Legal Foundations and Requirements for Social Work with Older People; A.McDonald
Landscapes and Portraits: Using Multiple Lenses to Inform Social Work Theories of Old Age; J.Parker
What Research Tells Social Workers about Their Work with Older People; P.Clarkson
Social Work with Older People; R.Jones
Index

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