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Modern Social Work Theory (4th Edition)

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23 January 2014

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Now in its fourth edition, this international best-selling textbook is a classic in its field. Written by one of the leading names in social work, it provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the main practice...

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Now in its fourth edition, this international best-selling textbook is a classic in its field. Written by one of the leading names in social work, it provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the main practice theories that will act as a companion for students throughout their course and their career as a practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them.

This is the ideal text for theory, methods and practice modules on qualifying social work courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well qualified social work practitioners taking post-qualifying and CPD courses.

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  • Payne provides a balance between classic and contemporary theories (such as solution-focused and strengths-based approaches)
  • The author is renown for his ability to translate 'big ideas' into clear, authoritative prose
  • Complete coverage of social work theory, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas
  • Clear and concise evaluations and comparisons of the major theories that inform social work practice
  • Case Examples and Pause and Reflect questions to encourage you to draw on your own experience and develop your thinking
  • Provides general discussion of the relationship between theory and practice (Part I) and a comprehensive theory-by-theory breakdown of theoretical approaches for practice (Part II)

new _to_this_edition

  • Brand new case examples showing how theories can be applied to everyday practice
  • New analysis of the ethical dimensions of different social work theories and what common values they share
  • Updated 'Example text' sections which summarising the most current thinking and helping bridge the gap between introductions to each theory and more specialist writing
  • Written style attuned to the needs of social work students at the start of their course, without sacrificing the academic rigour which ensures the book's relevance through subsequent years of study

PART I: THINKING ABOUT SOCIAL WORK THEORY
1. The Social Construction of Social Work Theory
2. Evaluating Social Work Theory
3. Connecting Theory and Practice
PART II: REVIEWING SOCIAL WORK THEORIES
4. Psychodynamic Practice
5. Crisis and Task Centred Models
6. Cognitive Behavioural Practice
7. Systems and Ecological Practice
8. Macro Practice, Social Development and Social Pedagogy
9. Strengths, Narrative and Solution Practice
10. Humanistic Practice, Existentialism and Spirituality
11. Empowerment and Advocacy
12. Critical Practice
13. Feminist Practice
14. Anti-Oppressive and Multicultural Sensitivity Practice

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Malcolm Payne is a writer, academic and consultant on social work, social care management and multiprofessional teamwork. Currently Policy and Development Adviser at St Christopher's Hospice, London, he was previously Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the Hospice. He has held academic posts at the University of Bristol, UK, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and Opole University, Poland. He has honorary appointments at the Department of Social Policy, Helsinki University, Finland and the School of Social Care Sciences, Kingston University, UK.

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Malcolm Payne is a writer, academic and consultant on social work, social care management and multiprofessional teamwork. Currently Policy and Development Adviser at St Christopher's Hospice, London, he was previously Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the Hospice. He has held academic posts at the University of Bristol, UK, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and Opole University, Poland. He has honorary appointments at the Department of Social Policy, Helsinki University, Finland and the School of Social Care Sciences, Kingston University, UK.

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