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Critical Practice in Social Work (2nd Edition)

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16 April 2009

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What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? Edited by three Social Work’s leading scholars, the second edition of this highly respected textbook helps bridge the gap between social...

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What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? Edited by three Social Work’s leading scholars, the second edition of this highly respected textbook helps bridge the gap between social work theory and the challenges of day-to-day practice.

Versatile and thoughtful, the book's simultaneous accessibility and depth make it essential reading suited for both social work students at undergraduate and post-qualifying level. Practitioners, too, will learn and benefit from the insights collected together in this valuable addition to their bookshelf.

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A unique combination of theory, values and practice

The wealth of expertise its contributors bring to their subject

Critical and Reflective Practice are used to illustrate how theories can be applied meaningfully

Plenty of methods covered, in an 'easy reference' structure

An unrivalled in-depth look at a wide spectrum of professional situations, illustrated by rich case material

A systematic discussion of professional ethics and values, both as general principles for practice and as practical tools

Introduction; R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne
On Being Critical in Social Work; R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne
PART 1: VALUES INTO PRACTICE
Values in Social Work; L.Dominelli
Professional Values and Accountabilities; S.Banks
Identity, Individual Rights and Social Justice; C.Clark
Pushing Ethical Boundaries for Children and Families; L.Briskman
Parental and Reproductive Rights; L.Dominelli
Ethical Tensions in Social Work: Consent in Later Life; R.Adams& M.Payne
PART 2: THEORIES FOR PRACTICE
Critical Reflection and Social Work Theories; M.Payne
Counselling; H.Cosis Brown
Groupwork; D.Ward
Community Work; M.Mayo
Psychosocial Work: An Attachment Perspective; D.Howe
Cross Cultural and Black Perspectives through the Life Course; L.Robinson
Cognitive-behavioural Practice; K.Cigno
Task-centred work; M.Doel
Advocacy and Empowerment; R.Adams
From Radical to Critical Social Work; B.Pease
Feminist Social Work; J.Orme updated by R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne
Anti-oppressive Approaches; B.Burke& P.Harrison
Postmodern and Constructionist Approaches to Social Work; N.Parton
PART 3: DEVELOPING CRITICAL PRACTICE
Being a Critical Practitioner; R.Adams
Safeguarding Children; J.Pinkerton
Fostering and Adoption; H.Cosis Brown
Working with Looked after Children and Young People in Residential Care; A.Roy, F.Young& C.Chahal
Family-based Social Work; K.Morris
Youth Justice and Young Offenders; K.Haines
Safeguarding Adults; H.Brown
Care Management; M.Holloway
Mental Health; D.Bailey
Physical Disability; B.Sapey
Learning Disability; T.Stainton
Older People; C.Beech& M.Ray
End of Life Care and Bereavement; C.Currer
Concluding Comment; R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne.

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ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside, UK. He has a considerable writing and publishing track record, for example as author of Social Policy for Social Work (Palgrave Macmillan), editor of Foundations of Health and Social Care (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), consultant editor for the Handbook of Postqualifying Social Work (Jessica Kingsley 2007).
 
LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham, UK. She is an academician in the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences. From 1996 to 2004, she served as President of the International Association...

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ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside, UK. He has a considerable writing and publishing track record, for example as author of Social Policy for Social Work (Palgrave Macmillan), editor of Foundations of Health and Social Care (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), consultant editor for the Handbook of Postqualifying Social Work (Jessica Kingsley 2007).
 
LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham, UK. She is an academician in the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences. From 1996 to 2004, she served as President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). She is widely published, with a number of important sole-authored books to her name, particularly in the areas of feminism and anti-racism.  These include: Social Work: Theory and Practice in a Changing Profession (Polity Press, 2004); Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice; and Anti-Racist Social Work (3rd edition).
 
MALCOLM PAYNE is Adviser (Policy and Development) at St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK. He is also Emeritus Professor of Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Honorary Professor, Kingston University St George's Medical School.  He is author of the global best-seller, Modern Social Work Theory, as well as numerous other books including Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care and The Origins of Social Work.
 

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