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Social Work: A Critical Approach To Practice Paperback – 5 Apr 2012
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'The strength of this book lies in its coherent exposition of a critical stance
towards both technocratic and structural social work, offering something
strong and coherent in their place. It expounds an approach to critical practice
that is both theoretically grounded and accessible to students and practitioners.
Students can engage with the issues and use Fook’s work to understand and
develop their practice differently'
Dr Carolyn Taylor
Department of Applied Social Science, University of Lancaster
'This second edition is a very welcome addition to the library shelf. Aimed at social work students and practitioners, this revised volume identifies the features of a critical approach to social work practice. These include commitments to anti-oppressive practice and social change, and the recognition that personal problems can be traced back to the socio-economic contents of individual lives. Any reader - from new student to seasoned practitioner - will find something here to sharpen up their critical thinking and the way they work' -
Professional Social Work
About the Author
Jan Fook has been a social worker and academic for 30 years. She is currently Director, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was recently Professor of Professional Practice Research and Director of the Interprofessional Institute at the South West London Academic Network (Royal Holloway, St Georges (University of London) and Kingston University), UK. She has born and educated in Australia where she has worked most of her life. She has held a variety of academic positions in Australia, the UK and Norway (including professorial positions at Deakin, La Trobe and Southampton Universities, and Diakonhjemmet College, Oslo) but has an ongoing interest in professional education and practice research. Over the last 15 years she has focused on developing critical reflection, and has conducted many workshops with professionals across Australia and in Europe, the UK, Asia and Canada.
She is probably most well known for her work on critical social work and critical reflection. Her research work involves the empirical research of professional practice, and developing better methods for representing the complexity of this. In particular, she is currently engaged in developing critical reflection as a method for researching experience. She has published approximately 80 book chapters and articles. Her 13 books include: Radical Casework (Allen & Unwin); Professional Expertise (with Martin Ryan & Linette Hawkins, Whiting & Birch); Social Work: Critical Theory and Practice (Sage), and Practising Critical Reflection (with Fiona Gardner, Open University Press)