Social Work Practice Products

  • Social Work Theory and Methods

    The Essentials

    Edited by Neil Thompson, Paul Stepney

    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,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Social Theory for Social Work

    Ideas and Applications

    By Christopher Thorpe

    Trying to understand how the world looks through the eyes of different individuals and groups and how this shapes how they think and act is something social workers do all the time. It is what social theorists do too. This book identifies and explains in a highly accessible manner the absolute…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge
    Student Social Work

  • Feminist Perspectives on Social Work and Human Sexuality

    Edited by Mary Valentich, James Gripton

    First published in 1985, this ground-breaking volume contributes to a largely neglected area of social work research, theory and practice. The collection of essays by internationally known social work educators and practitioners applies feminist perspectives to a wide range of issues influencing…

    Paperback – 2017-09-23 
    Routledge

  • What Social Workers Need to Know

    Edited by Marion Bower, Robin Solomon

    Social work deals with the heavy end of human difficulties such as cruelty, self-destructiveness, and severe and enduring mental health problems. How do social workers make sense of the emotional difficulties which come with the realities of practice? Understanding our clients is the best way of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge

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

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Gerald P. Mallon

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge

  • Critical Realism for Welfare Professions

    Edited by Monica Kjørstad, May-Britt Solem

    As a discipline, social work needs an inclusive metatheory for both research and practice that goes beyond positivism and constructivism. This is the first book to present and discuss how critical realism can contribute to a more useful and realistic approach to both research and practice in social…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Substance Use in Social Work Education and Training

    Preparing for and supporting practice

    Edited by Hilda Loughran, Wulf Livingston

    Substance use has become an increasingly common concern for all aspects of social work practice, and especially when working with mental health and vulnerable families. This requires all social workers to have sufficient education and training in alcohol and other drugs across a range of settings.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • Examining the Relationship between Trauma and Addiction

    Edited by Shelly Wiechelt, Shulamith Lala A. Straussner

    Trauma, trauma-related disorders, substance use, and addictive disorders often co-occur, and frequently play a role in the problems and issues that social workers contend with in their practice with individuals, families, and communities. Research shows that there is a relationship between…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • Social Work Doctoral Education

    Past, Present and Future

    Edited by Paul A. Kurzman

    The rapid expansion of doctoral education in social work is changing academia, and expanding the expectations of education for professional practice. This volume focuses on the early development, gradual evolution and present status of social work doctoral education. Relevant for social work…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • The Resettlement of Sex Offenders after Custody

    Circles of Support and Accountability

    By David Thompson, Terry Thomas

    Circles of Support and Accountability is a voluntary initiative that assists people with convictions for sexual offences to resettle in the community. People leaving prison with such convictions often have difficulties in resettling. They carry the burden of the conviction itself, which may be both…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

    Edited by Adam Barnard

    Addressing the changing world of professionalism, this text combines theory, research and practice, using real case studies, to investigate the process of becoming professional. Mapping the journey from allied or associate practitioner positions through qualifying and into advanced practitioner…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge

  • Professional Identity and Social Work

    Edited by Stephen A. Webb

    How are identities formed among social workers, many of whom perform complex, challenging and ambiguous public sector functions on a regular basis? Why does identity come to matter for professional social work? This book, the first of its kind in the field, examines professional identity in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge Academic

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