• Social Science

An Introduction To Applying Social Work Theories And Methods


Author: Teater, Barbra
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247636
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 8398
A student-friendly introduction to social work theories and methods, drawing on current social work research.

    • Political Science

An Introduction to Applying Social Work Theories and Methods


Author: Barbra Teater
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247644
Category: Political Science
Page: 282
View: 7415
A student-friendly introduction to social work theories and methods, drawing on current social work research.

    • Social Science

An Introduction To Applying Social Work Theories And Methods


Author: Teater, Barbra
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 0335237789
Category: Social Science
Page: 218
View: 4876
"A basic introduction to the most commonly used theories and methods in social work practice. The book explores the concept of a theory and a method, the difference between the two and the ways in which they are connected. Teater also discusses the social worker-client relationship and offers a handy overview of anti-oppressive practice"--Back cover.

    • Social Science

Contemporary Social Work Practice


Author: Barbra Teater
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335246044
Category: Social Science
Page: 314
View: 3648
An introduction to the diverse settings of social work, detailing the relevant policy context, methods and approaches.

    • Social Science

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory


Author: David Howe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230365248
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 718
Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning – it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice. In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether you're a student, a newly qualified social worker or a 'seasoned' professional you will find plenty in this book to inform, enlighten and refresh you. Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice. A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory manages to be both compact and comprehensive. You will return to this 'can't live without it' text time and time again.

    • Social Science

Social Work in the Community

Making a Difference
Author: Barbra Teater,Mark Baldwin
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847424848
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 8597
This practical guide offers students, social work practitioners, and practice assessors a holistic understanding of how to make a difference with social work. Written from an experiential learning perspective, it not only surveys current ideas and methods of social work but provides realistic ways to implement them. In doing so, it utilizes a robust, problem-based learning design that will enable readers to make sense of their practice in relation to the standard knowledge, skills, and values of social work in community contexts.

    • Social Science

Social Work Theory and Methods

The Essentials
Author: Neil Thompson,Paul Stepney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351809008
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
View: 1592
This gateway text lays the foundations for a thorough knowledge of the theory and methods that social workers need. Pulling together the work of a team of experts, this book uses the innovative “theorizing practice” approach, rather than the traditional “applying theory to practice” approach, thereby providing a much more satisfactory basis for understanding the relationship between theory and practice and making it easier for practitioners to employ theory in practice. Part I sets the scene by examining the relationship between theory and practice, how research can be used to inform practice and the important role of policy and organizational factors. Part II provides 14 chapters, each exploring a different theoretical approach. All in all, this book provides the ideal introduction to using social work theory and methods in practice.

    • Social Science

Social Work Theories and Methods


Author: Mel Gray,Stephen A Webb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446204995
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 7302
This exciting book draws together the key contemporary theories, theorists, and perspectives used in social work and explains how they are applied in practice and critiqued by social workers.

    • Social Science

Research for Social Workers

An Introduction to Methods
Author: Margaret Alston,Wendy Bowles
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415307222
Category: Social Science
Page: 334
View: 1340
An introduction to research methods specifically needed in social work and social welfare, this text outlines the major stages of research projects, covering both quantitative and qualitative methods.

    • Social Science

An Introduction to Social Work Theory


Author: David Howe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351958690
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
View: 9089
Social workers need to recognize the critical role that theory plays both in the way they make sense of what is going on and in the way they order their work. Such recognition clarifies practice for both the worker and the client. David Howe's classic text provides a framework to help social workers develop an understanding of the theories which inescapably underpin their thoughts and actions. This edition contains a new preface by the author, written in 2008, in which he examines the continuing value of his framework, concluding that it remains an effective tool for making sense of the profession's most current ideas. The book covers a range of theoretical approaches, demonstrating through examples that different theories necessarily lead to very different practices. It offers a stimulating guide to social work theory which is proven to help social workers both to understand their practices and to practise in a disciplined and imaginative way.

    • Social Science

Essential Theory for Social Work Practice


Author: Chris Beckett,Nigel Horner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473911710
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 551
Focusing on what students really need to know, this book breaks down all of the key social work theory covered across a students' training, demystifying complex concepts by demonstrating their application to real-life practice. Multiple case studies highlight applied theory in different practice settings and across issues and challenges that students might face, while self-assessment exercises, practice notes, concise chapter summaries and discussion points help to consolidate their understanding. New chapters bring the book right up to date and include Relationship-based Work, The Importance of Language, Political Perspectives and Environmental Intervention. Written by two well-established and expert authors, this is the 'must-have' theory text for all social work students.

    • Social Science

Social Work Theories in Context

Creating Frameworks for Practice
Author: Karen Healy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137024267
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 7409
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.

    • Academic writing

How to Write Art History


Author: Anne D'Alleva
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694889
Category: Academic writing
Page: 176
View: 7506
An invaluable handbook, enables students to get the most from their art history course, and empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy. The book introduces two basic art historical methods formal analysis and contextual analysis revealing how to use these methods in writing papers and in class discussion

    • Social Science

Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People


Author: Gerald P. Mallon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317381432
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 6935
Although the vast majority of LGBT persons are healthy, resilient, and hardy individuals who do not seek social work intervention, some have been or will be clients in social work agencies. The third edition of Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People updates this classic text and expands its scope to include new content on social work with older and younger LGBT people. Written by a team of highly experienced experts, this book provides a knowledge base for practice that will better prepare students and practitioners for working sensitively, competently, and effectively with LGBT individuals and groups. Comprehensive and practical, this unique text discusses the pragmatic aspects of social work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. It will improve and reinforce competent practice with LGBT persons and their families in multiple settings. Chapters focus on important topics such as: the profession’s core values and ethical principles; social work and queer theory; LGBT and race—heterosexism, racism, and sexism; applying the life model and the stress-coping process; practice with bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming persons; relationship building between lesbian partners; the impact of creating family for lesbian couples; internalized homophobia, heterocentrism, and gay identity; group work practice with the LGBTQ community; clinical assessment for families where sexual orientation is an issue; and LGBT parenting. There are also new chapters on social work with LGBT young people and LGBT older people. Complete with a highly detailed appendix of symbols, definitions, and terms, Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People, third edition is an invaluable resource for social workers and mental health professionals as well as for students and educators at all levels of experience.

    • Social Science

Social Work Practice With Older Adults

An Actively Aging Framework for Practice
Author: Jill M. Chonody,Barbra Teater
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506334288
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
View: 3316
Social Work Practice with Older Adults promotes a strengths-based social work perspective to dispel myths and stereotypes about older adults and encourages students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly. Organized around the World Health Organization's Active Aging policy framework, this book has a unique foundation based on contemporary practice. Authors Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater focus on the major behavioral, personal, physical, social, and economic determinants. Covering micro, mezzo, and macro practice domains, this innovative text examines all aspects of working with aging populations, from assessment through termination.

    • Social Science

Modern Social Work Theory


Author: Malcolm Payne
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113740602X
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
View: 9303
This masterly text is a classic in its field and will be a reliable companion throughout the course of your studies and your career as a social work practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. Modern Social Work Theory is now more accessible and comprehensive than ever, offering: • the most complete coverage of social work theory, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas, including a new chapter dedicated to strengths, narrative and solutions approaches • a host of brand new case examples showing how theories can be applied to everyday practice • new analysis of the ethical dimensions of different social work theories and what common values they share • 'Pause and Reflect' questions to encourage you to draw on your own experience and develop your thinking • updated 'Example text' sections which summarise the most current thinking and help bridge the gap between introductions to each theory and more specialist writing.

    • Social Science

Social Work Theory and Practice


Author: Lesley Deacon,Stephen J. Macdonald
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473987466
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 3694
Understanding how theory informs social work practice is an area that students can often find challenging. This book will help students understand how theory impacts and informs social work practice across a range of contexts and with different service user groups. It starts off by briefly setting the context, introducing students to the importance of social work theory and its development over the years, before moving on to look at different types of theory across 17 tightly structured chapters. These cover a range of psychological theories, sociological theories, ethics and moral philosophies, political theories and ideologies, and organisational theories.

    • Psychology

Measurement Theory in Action

Case Studies and Exercises, Second Edition
Author: Kenneth S. Shultz,David J. Whitney,Michael J. Zickar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317970888
Category: Psychology
Page: 424
View: 4102
This book helps readers apply testing and measurement theories. Featuring 22 self-standing modules, instructors can pick and choose the ones that are most appropriate for their course. Each module features an overview of a measurement issue and a step-by-step application of that theory. Best practices provide recommendations for ensuring the appropriate application of the theory. Practical questions help students assess their understanding of the topic while the examples allow them to apply the material using real data. Two cases in each module depict typical dilemmas faced when applying measurement theory followed by Questions to Ponder to encourage critical examination of the issues noted in the cases. Each module contains exercises some of which require no computer access while others involve the use of SPSS to solve the problem. The book’s website houses the accompanying data sets and more. The book also features suggested readings, a glossary of the key terms, and a continuing exercise that incorporates many of the steps in the development of a measure of typical performance. Updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the field, the new edition also features: --A new co-author, Michael Zickar, who updated the advanced topics and added the new module on generalizability theory (Module 22). -Expanded coverage of reliability (Modules 5 & 6) and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (Modules 18 & 19) to help readers interpret results presented in journal articles. -Expanded Web Resources, Instructors will now find: suggested answers to the book’s questions and exercises; detailed worked solutions to the exercises; and PowerPoint slides. Students and instructors can access the SPSS data sets; additional exercises; the glossary; and website references that are helpful in understanding psychometric concepts. Part 1 provides an introduction to measurement theory and specs for scaling and testing and a review of statistics. Part 2 then progresses through practical issues related to text reliability, validation, meta-analysis and bias. Part 3 reviews practical issues related to text construction such as the development of measures of maximal performance, CTT item analysis, test scoring, developing measures of typical performance, and issues related to response styles and guessing. The book concludes with advanced topics such as multiple regression, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory (IRT), IRT applications including computer adaptive testing and differential item functioning, and generalizability theory. Ideal as a text for any psychometrics, testing and measurement, or multivariate statistics course taught in psychology, education, marketing and management, professional researchers in need of a quick refresher on applying measurement theory will also find this an invaluable reference.

    • Family & Relationships

Power, Resistance and Liberation in Therapy with Survivors of Trauma

To Have Our Hearts Broken
Author: Taiwo Afuape
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136655050
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 264
View: 6859
This book offers reflections on how liberation might be experienced by clients as a result of the therapeutic relationship. It explores how power and resistance might be most effectively and ethically understood and utilised in clinical practice with survivors of trauma. Power, Resistance and Liberation in Therapy with Survivors of Trauma draws together narrative therapy, Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) and liberation psychology approaches. It critically reviews each approach and demonstrates what each contributes to the other as well as how to draw them together in a coherent way. The book presents: an original take on CMM through the lenses of power and resistance a new way of thinking about resistance in life and therapy, using the metaphor of creativity numerous case examples to support strong theory-practice links. Through the exploration of power, resistance and liberation in therapy, this book presents innovative ways of conceptualising these issues. As such it will be of interest to anyone in the mental health fields of therapy, counselling, social work or critical psychology, regardless of their preferred model. It will also appeal to those interested in a socio-political contextual analysis of complex human experience.

    • Reference

Social Network Analysis


Author: John Scott
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 152641225X
Category: Reference
Page: 248
View: 5416
With a new chapter on social media, new worked examples, and better addressing the needs of the newcomer (whilst still remaining authoritative), this Fourth Edition continues to be an invaluable resource in introducing readers to the theories and techniques of social network analysis