Practicing Social Workprovides a systematic exploratiuon of ar ange of social work approaches. Each chapter focuses on a single theme and explains the practice implications of a particular method.
'…the contributors have provided an account of a range of approaches which testify to the complexity and diversity of social work … this excellent collection makes an important contribution to the understanding of social work in practice. - Community Care
'some useful and frank reflections on the development of social work methods during the last three decades.' British Journal of Social Work
Chris Payne The systems approach; Allan Brown Groupwork in Britain; Suzy Croft and Peter Beresford A participatory approach to social work; Shama Ahmed Anti-racist social work; Philippa Seligman Family Therapy; Michael Preston-Shoot Written agreements; a contractual approach to social work