Social Work Theories in Context
Creating Frameworks for Practice
By (author) Karen Healy
Social Work Theories in Context by Karen Healy
Book DescriptionThis innovative textbook provides a comprehensive guide to social work practice across a range of organisational contexts, presenting social work as a diverse activity that is profoundly shaped by public policies, service missions, and practice locations. The book tackles the most current and topical theories and perspectives in a clear and accessible way, using an integrated and flexible framework which links context, theory, and practice approaches. Its international breadth and supportive pedagogical features will ensure the book's value to students of social work all over the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403916228
(234mm x 157mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Karen Healy
Social Work Theories in Context, Paperback (April 2014)
This innovative text explores current social work theories and perspectives in a systematic way, using an integrated and flexible framework to link context, theory, and practice approaches. Its international breadth and supportive pedagogical features have ensured the book's value to students of social work all over the world.
Writing Skills for Social Workers, Paperback (February 2012)
Now in its Second Edition, this is the only book on the market to consider writing skills in the context of social work. This is a fundamental skill which social work students must acquire.
Social Work Methods and Skills, Paperback (December 2011)
A clearly framed and comprehensive introduction to practice methods, this important text explores how methods and skills can be combined to offer a versatile professional toolkit for practice. It interrogates the social work process within a range of settings, including working with involuntary clients, and within community and family settings.
Social Work Practices, Paperback (November 1999)» View all books by Karen Healy
A critical review of contemporary social work theory and its relevance for professional practice. The author explains debates on postmodernism and poststructuralism and applies them to social work practice.
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Author Biography - Karen Healy
KAREN HEALY is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences at The University of Queensland, Australia. She has practised as a social worker in health, youth, and child protection services. She is the author of Social Work Practices: Contemporary Perspectives on Change,(Sage 2000), and has written extensively on social work and policy studies.
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