This book is designed to aid the practitioner in all social care and social work settings. It explores approaches to practice which are based upon systemic ideas and an awareness of the impact of power in practice contexts. Following the introduction of the main ideas of the book, the authors examine the systemic approach from three perspectives: ¢ key principles - to help guide practice and practice teaching; ¢ the central triangular process - between service user, worker and agency ¢ the work process - examining the triangular relationship over time. The authors address practitioners directly, not only by drawing on their own practice experience, but also by highlighting key practical questions for the reader to consider.
’…a stimulating contribution to the literature concerned with the practice of social work, which will be of considerable value to social work practitioners and students alike.’ British Journal of Social Work ’…will be of interest to staff in education and research and should be seen as a valuable source of reference for students.’ Community Care ’…admirably links theory with practice and is an invaluable guide.’ Aslib Book Guide
Contents: Introduction; The Development of a systemic approach; Key principles of a systemic approach; The central triangular process; The work process; References; Index.