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The Blackwell Companion to Social Work By Edited by Martin Davies

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work
by Edited by Martin Davies

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A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the theory, practice-theory and practice issues current in social work. The companion's contributors are social work academics and practitioners who provide up-to-date summaries of the state of knowledge in each of the discipline's subfields.
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The Blackwell Companion to Social Work by Edited by Martin Davies

This successful guide to social work theory and practice has now been fully revised and a substantial amount of new material has been added in order to make it even more comprehensive. New perspectives are included on the way social work is seen by sociology, psychology, political science and the law. A new section on social work in practice describes work with children, families and adult service users, and discusses practice in schools, health care settings and the criminal justice system. Further new chapters deal with black perspectives and the perspective of the disabled persons movement. Chapters from the first edition have been brought up-to-date, and the Companion's prestigious contributors continue to convey the tremendous diversity of the debates that characterize contemporary social work thinking. The new edition maintains the highly accessible style of the previous version and is suitable both as an introduction to the subject and as a reference guide to key issues for experienced students and practitioners. Used in conjunction with the complementary Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Work, it offers complete coverage of the discipline.

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'"This second edition is a rich mixture of description, explanation and analysis. Contributions from academics who have expertise in the spectrum of social work activity provide comprehensive coverage of the history, focus and purpose of social work. They draw on research, practice and political commitment. The volume will be an excellent "companion" for social work students, practitioners and others studying social work in contemporary society.' "Joan Orme, Professor of Social Work, University of Glasgow "

'Building on the success of the first edition, the new edition makes an outstanding contribution to social work literature. Through a wide range of expert contributions, it captures in a single volume the key issues and debates surrounding the rationale for social work interventions, the contribution of theory and its application to practice, and the recognition of different perspectives.' "Professor Mike Stein, York University"


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"'"This second edition is a rich mixture of description, explanation and analysis. Contributions from academics who have expertise in the spectrum of social work activity provide comprehensive coverage of the history, focus and purpose of social work. They draw on research, practice and political commitment. The volume will be an excellent "companion" for social work students, practitioners and others studying social work in contemporary society.' "Joan Orme, Professor of Social Work, University of Glasgow"

'Building on the success of the first edition, the new edition makes an outstanding contribution to social work literature. Through a wide range of expert contributions, it captures in a single volume the key issues and debates surrounding the rationale for social work interventions, the contribution of theory and its application to practice, and the recognition of different perspectives.' "Professor Mike Stein, York University"



'This second edition is a rich mixture of description, explanation and analysis. Contributions from academics who have expertise in the spectrum of social work activity provide comprehensive coverage of the history, focus and purpose of social work. They draw on research, practice and political commitment. The volume will be an excellent "companion" for social work students, practitioners and others studying social work in contemporary society.' Joan Orme, Professor of Social Work, University of Glasgow

'Building on the success of the first edition, the new edition makes an outstanding contribution to social work literature. Through a wide range of expert contributions, it captures in a single volume the key issues and debates surrounding the rationale for social work interventions, the contribution of theory and its application to practice, and the recognition of different perspectives.' Professor Mike Stein, York University

About Edited by Martin Davies



Martin Davies is Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where his foundation leadership of the social work programme has taken it to a leading position in the UK for both research and teaching. He is the author of The Essential Social Worker (1994) and editor of The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work (Blackwell, 2000), which can be used in conjunction with this Companion to provide complete coverage of the subject.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Prof. Martin Davies (University of East Anglia). Part I: Social Work in Society: Bill Jordan (Exeter University). Part II: Frameworks: 1. Power: Prof. Robert Harris (Hull University). 2. The Law: Caroline Ball (University of East Anglia). 3. Gender: Prof. Audrey Mullender (Warwick University). 4. Race: Dr. J. Owusu-Bempah (Leicester University). 5. Family: Graham Allan (Southampton University). 6. Sexuality and Sexual Relations: Siobhan Lloyd (Aberdeen University). Part III: The Human Life Cycle: 7. Infancy: Dr. Gillian Harris (Birmingham University). 8. Childhood: Gillian Schofield (University of East Anglia). 9. Adolescence: Prof. Martin Herbert (Exeter University). 10. Nigrescence: Dr. Lena Robinson (Birmingham University). 11. Partnership and Parenting: Janet Walker (Newcastle University). 12. Late Life Ageing: Prof. Ian Philip (Sheffield University). Part IV: Reasons for Social Work: 13. Poverty: Prof. Chris Jones (Liverpool University). 14. Offending: Nigel Stone (University of East Anglia). 15. Mental Illness: Prof. Peter Huxley (Manchester University). 16. Family Breakdown: Prof. Jane Aldgate (Leicester University). 17. Child Abuse: Prof. Lorraine Waterhouse (Edinburgh University). 18. Learning Difficulties: Prof. Tim Booth (Sheffield University). 19. The Frailty of Old Age: Prof. Chris Phillipson (Keele University). Part V: Theory and Method: 20. Relating Theory to Practice: Prof. David Howe (University of East Anglia). 21. Person Centred Counselling: Brian Thorne (University of East Anglia). 22. Family Therapy: Jan White (Bristol University). 23. Task-Centred Work: Peter Marsh (Sheffield University). 24. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Dr. Tammie Ronen (Tel Aviv University). 25. Networking: Nigel Reigate (Norfolk Social Services). 26. Groupwork: Allan Brown (Bristol University). 27. Psychoanalytic Theory: Jack Nathan (Maudsley Hospital, London). 28. Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Prof. Neil Thompson (Staffordshire University). 29. Feminist Theory: Prof. Lena Dominelli (Sheffield University). Part VI: Perspectives on Social Work: 30. The Research Perspective: Prof. Juliet Cheetham (Stirling University). 31. A Quality-Control Perspective: Prof. Ian Sinclair (York University). 32. The Service-Users' Perspectives: Suzy Croft and Peter Beresford (Open Services Project, London). 33. A View From Central Government: Sir William Utting (Department of Health). Part VII: Work Settings in Social Work: 34. The Community Child Care Team: Prof. June Thoburn (University of East Anglia). 35. The Hospital: Jo Connolly (University of East Anglia). 36. Probation: Dr. Peter Raynor (University of Wales, Swansea). 37. The Prison: Brian Williams (Keele University). 38. The Psychiatric Unit: Dr. Michael Sheppard (Plymouth University). 39. Community Care: Prof. Alison Petch (Glasgow University). 40. The Adoption and Fostering Agency: Prof. John Triseliotis (Edinburgh University). 41. Divorce Court Welfare: Adrian L. James (Hull University). Part VIII: The Placement Tradition in Social Work Training: 42. The Role of the Practice Teacher: Dr. Gwyneth Boswell (University of East Anglia). 43. Demonstrating Competence in Social Work: Dave Evans (Suffolk College, Ipswich). Index.

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GOR001421566
The Blackwell Companion to Social Work by Edited by Martin Davies
Edited by Martin Davies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1996-12-08
384
0631198776
9780631198772
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