- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: Kirwin Maclean Associates; 2nd edition edition (1 April 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1903575737
- ISBN-13: 978-1903575734
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.8 x 29.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Theory and Practice: A Straightforward Guide for Social Work Students Paperback – 1 Apr 2011
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This reference guide is designed to address the anxieties that many social work students have about social work theory and how it relates to practice. It aims to provide clear, straightforward explanations of the major theories. The book is divided into five main sections. The first covers social work theory and practice learning. The second looks at basic concepts including: values, power, empowerment, oppression and anti-oppressive practice, equality and diversity. In the third section (C) the authors discuss models for understanding people's situations: the PCS model, social and medical models, the recovery model, social constructionism, social role valorisation, discourse analysis, feminist perspectives, and black perspectives. Section four (D) covers human development, grief and loss, attachment, identity, learning theory, attribution theory, and the trans-theoretical model of change. In section five (E) the authors look at models of assessment, concepts of need, strengths and resilience, risk assessment. Counselling theories, CBT, REBT, BSFT, psychodynamics, transactional analysis, the drama triangle, narrative approach, and behaviourist theory are considered in section F. The last part, G, covers group work, advocacy, community work, systems theory, family group conferencing, crisis intervention, task centred practice, and social pedagogy. Chapters contain questions and exercises to help students explore how each theory can be related to practice learning experiences as well as tips and ideas from other students about how they learnt to make links between theory and practice.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is very useful for applying things in practice, how to do so correctly. Also it's useful in citing critique of practices. Group work for example: "members of the group may have a certain prejudice against others within".
Strongly recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book! It's great as a revision guide and to remind you of little things.Published 10 months ago by Tori