Science and Social Work
A Critical Appraisal
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Science and Social Work by Stuart A. Kirk
Book DescriptionScience and Social Work is a critical appraisal of the strategies and methods that have been used to develop knowledge for social work practice. It identifies the major ways in which social workers have drawn upon scientific knowledge and techniques, placing each one in historical perspective by explaining the nature of the problems it was designed to solve and the philosophical, political, and practical questions it raised. Kirk and Reid offer a balanced appraisal of the promises, accomplishments, and limits of such approaches, demonstrating how the fruits of scientific research can aid clinical practice with individuals, families and groups.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231118255
(152mm x 226mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stuart A. Kirk
Mental Disorders in the Social Environment, Paperback (January 2005)View all books by Stuart A. Kirk
Social workers provide more mental health services than any other profession, yet recent biomedical trends in psychiatry appear to minimize the importance of their traditional concerns, which focus on the social environment that accompanies mental disorders and their treatment.
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Author Biography - Stuart A. Kirk
Stuart A. Kirk is Marjorie Crump Professor and chair of the Ph.D. program of the Department of Social Welfare, School of Public Policy and Social Research at UCLA. William J. Reid is Distinguished Professor of Social Welfare at the State University of New York at Albany.
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