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Social Work
From Theory to Practice

3rd Edition

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Shawana Andrews
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  • Date Published: May 2019
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from April 2024
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108460842

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  • Social workers draw on a variety of theoretical perspectives to inform their practice and understand the diverse settings in which they work. Social Work: From Theory to Practice explores practice theories through the discipline's unique interpretive lens and demonstrates how these can be understood and enacted by practitioners in human services settings. This third edition includes new material on trauma-informed practice and Indigenous practice, as well as enhanced content relating to child protection and family violence, and narrative approaches. New practitioner reflections and case studies illustrate how theory influences practice and facilitates change. Thought-provoking case study discussion questions prompt students to reflect on key concepts and develop strategies for practice. Highly readable and engaging, Social Work: From Theory to Practice builds a strong foundation for theoretically informed practice. This text enables practitioners to develop the skills required to confidently and critically evaluate their work as they respond in complex practice contexts.

    • Includes new and enhanced material on trauma-informed practice, Indigenous practice and family violence
    • New case studies and examples provide practitioner perspectives on practice
    • Explores the way in which social theories have translated into social work practice
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108460842
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from April 2024
  • Table of Contents

    1. Social work knowledge, theory and practice
    2. Frameworks, models and practice
    3. Systems theories: ecological and crisis intervention approaches
    4. Onion-peeling theories: psychodynamic and person-centred approaches
    5. Faulty-engine theories: behavioural, cognitive behavioural and mindfulness approaches
    6. Story-telling theories: strengths-based, narrative and solution-focused approaches
    7. Mountain-moving theories: feminist, Indigenous and anti-oppressive approaches (with contribution by Shawana Andrews)
    8. Reflective practice and theory
    Concluding thoughts.

  • Authors

    Louise Harms, University of Melbourne
    Louise Harms is Professor and Deputy Head of Social Work and Associate Dean (Equity, Diversity and Staff Development) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She has taught and researched there for many years, after having worked in medical social work and the university's student and staff counselling service.

    Marie Connolly, University of Melbourne
    Marie Connolly is Professor and Head of Social Work at the University of Melbourne. She was formerly Chief Social Worker, a senior executive within the New Zealand government. Prior to this, she was Associate Professor at the University of Canterbury and founding Director of the Te Awatea Violence Research Centre. She has a social work background in child protection.


    Shawana Andrews

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