The Blackwell Companion to Social Work. 4th Edition

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  • 544 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This significantly extended fourth edition of the primary text for students and trainee social workers is the most inclusive and authoritative of its kind, providing an integrated companion that avoids the need for supplementary volumes. The material has been reformulated into six substantive sections that cover all the essential aspects of social work, including two entirely new ones covering theory and practice. The text now features an innovative encyclopedia–style selection of 24 essays each analysing a relevant theoretical perspective.

Concise, expertly edited contributions from leading academics and practitioners explore the social and psychological framework of the subject, the stages in the human life cycle, the reasons for social work, the nature of social work practice, its core components, and its theoretical foundations. As with previous editions, the coverage is subdivided into discrete and easy to assimilate sections, making this an invaluable reference for students throughout an entire social work programme. Each chapter lists the key points to remember and includes questions for discussion in addition to judiciously selected recommendations for further reading. More experienced readers will find this updated new edition an informative source on the central issues and debates in contemporary social work.

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Notes on Contributors xi

Introduction xv

Book 1 Social Work s Psychosocial Framework 1

1.1 Social Work and Society 3Viviene E. Cree

1.2 Social Work and Politics 19Mark Drakeford

1.3 Gendering the Social Work Agenda 31Audrey Mullender

1.4 Culture, Ethnicity and Identity 37Kwame Owusu–Bempah

1.5 Families 47Graham Allan

1.6 Sexuality, Sexual Relationships and Social Work 57Siobhan Canavan and Seamus Prior

1.7 Psychology and Social Work 69Brigid Daniel

Book 2 The Human Life Cycle 83

2.1 Infancy 85Gillian Harris

2.2 Childhood 93Gillian Schofield

2.3 Adolescence 101John Coleman

2.4 Partnership and Parenting 109Janet Walker

2.5 Late Life Ageing 121Ian Philp

Book 3 When Social Work is Needed 127

3.1 Family Disruption and Relationship Breakdown 129Jane Boylan and Graham Allan

3.2 Child Abuse 139John Devaney

3.3 Domestic Violence 151Cathy Humphreys

3.4 Ill Health 159Eileen McLeod and Paul Bywaters

3.5 Physical Disability 167Deborah Marks

3.6 The Challenge of Later Life 175Chris Phillipson

3.7 Mental Illness 183Peter Huxley

3.8 Learning Disabilities in Adults 193Kirsten Stalker and Carol Robinson

3.9 Alcohol or Other Drug Problems 203Sarah Galvani

3.10 Modern Migration and the Creation of the Refugee 215Debra Hayes

Book 4 Social Work in Practice 221

4.1 Social Work Practice and Relationship Breakdown 223Simon Ward

4.2 Social Work Practice and Child Abuse 231Jess McCormack

4.3 Social Work Practice and Domestic Violence 241James Evans

4.4 Social Work Practice in Healthcare 249Bridget Penhale

4.5 Social Work Practice and People with Physical and Sensory Impairments 259Pam Thomas

4.6 Social Work Practice and the Challenge of Later Life 267Sandy Sieminski

4.7 Social Work Practice and Mental Illness 275Barbara Hatfield

4.8 Social Work Practice and Learning Disabilities 283Ian Buchanan

4.9 Social Work Practice, Alcohol and Other Drug Problems 291Wulf Livingston

4.10 Social Work Practice, Asylum Seekers and Refugees 299Benedict Fell

Book 5 Social Work s Core Components 309

5.1 Assessment, Intervention and Review 311Jonathan Parker

5.2 Care Management 321Aisha Hutchinson

5.3 Risk Assessment and Risk Management 333Hazel Kemshall

5.4 Welfare Rights Practice 343Neil Bateman

5.5 Interviewing and Relationship Skills 355Janet Seden

5.6 Groupwork 369Mark Doel

5.7 Ethics 379Richard Hugman

5.8 The Law 387Alison Brammer

Book 6 Social Work s Theory Base 397

6.1 Relating Theory to Practice 399David Howe

6.2 Twenty–Four Theories for Social Work 407

6.2.1 Anger Management 409David Leadbetter

6.2.2 Anti–Oppressive Practice 414Beverley Burke

6.2.3 Attachment Theory 417David Howe

6.2.4 Behaviourism 420Robert Jordan

6.2.5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 423Barbra Teater

6.2.6 Crisis Theory 428Jackie Skinner

6.2.7 Critical Perspectives 432Jan Fook

6.2.8 Desistance 435Beth Weaver

6.2.9 Theories of Empowerment 439Jerry Tew

6.2.10 Family Practices 443Christine Jones

6.2.11 Feminist Theory 446Bec Buss

6.2.12 Maintenance Theory 449Martin Davies

6.2.13 Motivational Interviewing (MI) 451Barbra Teater

6.2.14 Narrative Therapy 455Stephen Madigan

6.2.15 Person–Centred Practice 459Ali Gardner

6.2.16 Psychodynamic Theory: The Essential Elements 463Jack Nathan

6.2.17 Signs of Safety 466Joe Smeeton

6.2.18 Social Behaviour and Network Therapy 469Joy Barlow

6.2.19 Social Constructionism 473Derek Jones

6.2.20 Social Pedagogy 477Mark Smith

6.2.21 Solution–Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) 480Barbra Teater

6.2.22 Strengths–Based/Resilience Theory 484Aisha Hutchinson

6.2.23 Systems Approaches 488Joe Smeeton

6.2.24 Task–Centred Practice 492Peter Marsh

Legislation and Related Matters Index 497

Name Index 499

Subject Index 511

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