The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

by Martin Davies
     
 

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Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social

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Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory.

  • Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one
  • Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work
  • Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume
  • Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work
  • Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Building on the success of the two earlier editions, this third volume represents a substantial addition to the social work literature. The new edition's coverage is comprehensive, informed by research, theory and practice knowledge, and is highly relevant to contemporary social work.”
Mike Stein, University of York

“Already established as an authoritative and accessible text, the Third Edition of the Companion has extended its range and has been substantially updated. It achieves an excellent balance between comprehensiveness and fine detail, demonstrating both the breadth and depth of the social work knowledge base and providing students with a thorough, reliable and well-organised guide to both the discipline and the profession of social work. Moreover, the Companion should prove an important point of reference for social work educators and practitioners.”
Ian Butler, University of Bath

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118451779
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/25/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
File size:
2 MB

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From the Publisher
“Since its first appearance The Blackwell Companion to Social Work has never been off our recommended reading lists. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth 'one-stop' for students, academics and practitioners seeking the most thoughtful contemporary insights to the complexities of modern social work practice. Look no further.”—Gary Clapton, University of Edinburgh

“This book continues to be an important source of reference both for the discipline and the profession of social work. In its revised form, the book manages to keep pace with the rapid changes that are taking place in social work without sacrificing breadth or depth. It will prove an invaluable teaching tool and a reliable starting point for more sustained and detailed inquiry.”—Ian Butler, University of Bath

Meet the Author

Martin Davies is Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia, UK, where he taught the university’s Social Work in Society course for twenty years. He came to UEA after a distinguished research career in the UK Home Office and at Manchester University, where he taught criminology, research methods, and research applications. The founding director of UEA’s graduate programme in Social Work, he has authored and edited 12 books, including the previous editions of this volume, as well as more than a hundred scholarly papers. Professor Davies has also served as a research administrator with the Norwich NHS Primary Care Trust, in addition to a five-year term on the Norfolk and Waveney NHS Research Governance Committee with special responsibility for health and social care.

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