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"A simple creation to the main time-honored theories and strategies in social paintings perform. The e-book explores the concept that of a thought and a style, the adaptation among the 2 and the ways that they're attached. Teater additionally discusses the social worker-client courting and provides a convenient review of anti-oppressive practice"--P. [4] of canopy. entrance disguise; part name web page; identify web page; Copyright web page; commitment; compliment for this ebook; Contents; checklist of packing containers; checklist of figures; record of tables; 1 advent to theories and techniques; 2 Social structures thought and the ecological standpoint; three The strengths viewpoint; four Empowerment and use of language; five Social constructivism; 6 Feminist thought and perform; 7 Person-centred strategy; eight Motivational interviewing; nine Cognitive behavioural remedy; 10 Solution-focused perform; eleven Task-centred social paintings; 12 obstacle intervention; Index; again conceal

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And Burke, B. (1995) Anti-oppressive Practice: Social Care and the Law. Buckingham: Open University Press. Dominelli, L. (1993) Social Work: Mirror of Society or its Conscience? Sheffield: Department of Sociological Studies. Dominelli, L. (2002) Anti-oppressive practice in context, in R. Adams, L. Dominelli and M. Payne (eds) Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates, 2nd edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Hankins, F. (1931) The contributions of sociology to the practice of social work, Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work, 1930.

J. ) Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches, 4th edn. New York: Free Press. 2 Social systems theory and the ecological perspective Introduction The profession of social work has consistently been concerned with ‘helping people and promoting responsive environments that support human growth, health, and satisfaction in social functioning’ (Gitterman and Germain, 2008, p. 51). One of the basic functions of social work practice is to consider individuals within their environment and is often expressed as ‘person-in-environment’.

Summary and overview of the book This chapter has defined the concepts of theory and method, and has discussed how these two concepts are both independent and interrelated. A theory helps describe, predict or explain human behaviours and social work situations, and a method provides the techniques or steps that the social worker can utilize in working with clients to reach goals. The two concepts are interrelated in the sense that knowledge about theories helps to inform social workers as to the most appropriate method to use based on the situation.

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