Social Work Theory Products

  • Empowerment

    A Critique

    By Kenneth McLaughlin

    ‘Empowerment’ is a term in widespread use today and one that is often considered to be a self-evident good. Here, McLaughlin explores its emergence in the 1960s through to its rise in the 1990s and ubiquity in present day discourse and interrogates its social status, paying particular attention to…

    Hardback – 2016-02-02 
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • Researching Critical Reflection

    Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Jan Fook, Val Collington, Fiona Ross, Gillian Ruch, Linden West

    Critical reflection helps professionals to learn directly from their practice experience, so that they can improve their own work in an ongoing and flexible way – something essential in today’s complex and changing organisations. It allows change to be managed in a way which enables individuals to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-13

  • Key Debates in Social Work and Philosophy

    By Tom Grimwood

    In order to practice effectively in today’s complex and changing environment, social workers need to have an understanding of how contemporary cultural and philosophical concepts relate to the people they work with and the fields they practice in. Exploring the ideas of philosophers, including…

    Paperback – 2015-09-18

  • Political Philosophy, Empathy and Political Justice

    By Matt Edge

    In this work, Matt Edge offers an innovative approach to political philosophy. He invites the reader to consider the question of political justice from an empathic perspective - if you were asked to construct a theory of justice acceptable to members of a community you were not yourself a part of,…

    Hardback – 2015-08-19
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Sociology Of The Caring Professions

    By Pamela Abbott

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22

  • Evidence-based Practice in Social Work

    Development of a New Professional Culture

    By Haluk Soydan, Lawrence A. Palinkas

    The role of evidence-based practice is one of most central and controversial issues in social work today. This concise text introduces key concepts and processes of evidence-based practice whilst engaging with contemporary debates about its relevance and practicality. Evidence-based Practice in…

    Paperback – 2014-08-20

  • Youth Justice in Context

    Community, Compliance and Young People

    By Mairéad Seymour

    Youth Justice in Context examines the influence of legislative, organizational, policy and practice issues in shaping what constitutes compliance and how non-compliance is responded to when supervising young offenders in the community. It also addresses the impact of adolescent developmental…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Skills for Using Theory in Social Work

    32 Lessons for Evidence-Informed Practice

    By James A. Forte

    Using theory, research evidence and experiential knowledge is a critical component of good social work. This unique text is designed to help social work students and practitioners to integrate theorizing into practice, demonstrating how to search for, select and translate academic knowledge for…

    Paperback – 2014-02-04

  • An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice

    By James A. Forte

    An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice equips the reader to use fourteen key social work theories to guide each phase of the planned change process, from engagement through to evaluation. Suitable for a generalist approach, this book illustrates the value of applying theory to…

    Paperback – 2014-01-07

  • Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice

    Conceptualizations and Applications in Macro Social Work Practice

    Edited by Michael J. Sheridan

    Jim Wallis, well-known justice advocate and author, has stated that the two great hungers in the world today are for spirituality and social justice. Although social work and related fields have increasingly recognized the importance of addressing spirituality within clinical practice, less…

    Hardback – 2013-09-26

  • From Trauma to Healing

    A Social Worker's Guide to Working with Survivors

    By Ann Goelitz, Abigail Stewart-Kahn

    From Trauma to Healing: A Social Worker’s Guide for Working With Survivors is the next significant publication on trauma in the field of social work. Since September 11 and Hurricane Katrina, social workers have come together increasingly to consider how traumatic events impact practice. From…

    Paperback – 2013-02-22

  • Critical Reflection in Context

    Applications in Health and Social Care

    Edited by Jan Fook, Fiona Gardner

    Critical reflection enables practitioners – especially those within health and social care –to theorise from their own practice, improving and developing their work and practising both creatively and professionally. This book provides an accessible overview of the influential Fook/Gardner Critical…

    Paperback – 2012-09-27

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