What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? Edited by three Social Work's leading scholars, the second edition of this highly respected textbook helps bridge the gap between social work theory and the challenges of day-to-day practice.
Versatile and thoughtful, the book's simultaneous accessibility and depth make it essential reading suited for both social work students at undergraduate and post-qualifying level. Practitioners, too, will learn and benefit from the insights collected together in this valuable addition to their bookshelf.
ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work at the University of Teesside, UK DI BAILEY is a Reader in Social Work at the University of Durham, UK SARAH BANKS is Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, UK CHRISTIAN BEECH is currently seconded from a local authority to the post of Senior Research Assistant at Swansea University, UK LINDA BRISKMAN holds the Dr Haruhisa Handa Chair of Human Rights Education at Curtin University in Perth, Australia HILARY BROWN CORINNE M. CHAHAL is Professor of Applied Social Science at Lancaster University, UK KATY CIGNO was, until recent years, both a senior lecturer and social work practice placement organiser/supervisor, thus keeping a foot in practice and academia. She served as external examiner for the University of Reading and Queen's University, Belfast, as well as regular guest lecturer for several universities in the UK and Italy CHRIS CLARK is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Social Work, University of Edinburgh, UK HELEN COSIS BROWN is the Course Director for the Masters in Social Work at South Bank University, UK CAROLINE CURRER was, until 2007, Reader in Social Work at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. She now works as an Anglican priest and on projects in the Solomon Islands as well as with Croydon Council JOHN DEVANEY is Lecturer in Social Work at Queen's University Belfast, UK MARK DOEL is Research Professor of Social Work in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffield Hallam University, UK LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham, UK KEVIN HAINES is Director of the Research Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology at Swansea University, UK PHILOMENA HARRISON MARGARET HOLLOWAY (formerly Lloyd) is Professor of Social Work at the University of Hull, UK DAVID HOWE is Dean of the School of Social Work and Psychosocial Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK MARJORIE MAYO is Professor in Community Development at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK KATE MORRIS is Head of Social Work at the University of Birmingham, UK JOAN ORME is Professor of Social Work at the University of Glasgow, UK NIGEL PARTON is Professor of Child Care and Director of the Centre of Applied Childhood Studies, University of Hudddersfield, UK MALCOLM PAYNE is Policy and Development Adviser at St Christopher's Hospice, London, having been Director of Psycho-social and Spiritual Care there for more than five years BOB PEASE JOHN PINKERTON is Senior Lecturer and Head of the School of Social Work at the Queen's Unviersity Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK MO RAY is Lecturer in Social Work and Director of the Masters in Social Work award LENA ROBINSON is Professor of Social Work at the University of the West of Scotland, UK ALASTAIR ROY is a Senior Lecturer at the International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion based at UCLan, UK BOB SAPEY is Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Science at Lancaster University, UK TIM STAINTON is Professor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, Canada DAVE WARD is Professor of Social and Community Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK FRANCES YOUNG is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work at UCLan, UK
'Excellent...on the relationship between values and social work, Chris Clark's elegant chapter on rights, justice and citizenship [is] especially well argued.' - Prof. Martin Davies, THES
ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside, UK. He has a considerable writing and publishing track record, for example as author of Social Policy for Social Work (Palgrave Macmillan), editor of Foundations of Health and Social Care (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), consultant editor for the Handbook of Postqualifying Social Work (Jessica Kingsley 2007). LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham, UK. She is an academician in the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences. From 1996 to 2004, she served as President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). She is widely published, with a number of important sole-authored books to her name, particularly in the areas of feminism and anti-racism. These include: Social Work: Theory and Practice in a Changing Profession (Polity Press, 2004); Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice; and Anti-Racist Social Work (3rd edition). MALCOLM PAYNE is Adviser (Policy and Development) at St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK. He is also Emeritus Professor of Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Honorary Professor, Kingston University St George's Medical School. He is author of the global best-seller, Modern Social Work Theory, as well as numerous other books including Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care and The Origins of Social Work.
Introduction; R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne On Being Critical in Social Work; R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne PART 1: VALUES INTO PRACTICE Values in Social Work; L.Dominelli Professional Values and Accountabilities; S.Banks Identity, Individual Rights and Social Justice; C.Clark Pushing Ethical Boundaries for Children and Families; L.Briskman Parental and Reproductive Rights; L.Dominelli Ethical Tensions in Social Work: Consent in Later Life; R.Adams& M.Payne PART 2: THEORIES FOR PRACTICE Critical Reflection and Social Work Theories; M.Payne Counselling; H.Cosis Brown Groupwork; D.Ward Community Work; M.Mayo Psychosocial Work: An Attachment Perspective; D.Howe Cross Cultural and Black Perspectives through the Life Course; L.Robinson Cognitive-behavioural Practice; K.Cigno Task-centred work; M.Doel Advocacy and Empowerment; R.Adams From Radical to Critical Social Work; B.Pease Feminist Social Work; J.Orme updated by R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne Anti-oppressive Approaches; B.Burke& P.Harrison Postmodern and Constructionist Approaches to Social Work; N.Parton PART 3: DEVELOPING CRITICAL PRACTICE Being a Critical Practitioner; R.Adams Safeguarding Children; J.Pinkerton Fostering and Adoption; H.Cosis Brown Working with Looked after Children and Young People in Residential Care; A.Roy, F.Young& C.Chahal Family-based Social Work; K.Morris Youth Justice and Young Offenders; K.Haines Safeguarding Adults; H.Brown Care Management; M.Holloway Mental Health; D.Bailey Physical Disability; B.Sapey Learning Disability; T.Stainton Older People; C.Beech& M.Ray End of Life Care and Bereavement; C.Currer Concluding Comment; R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne