9780415481137

Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice: A Practical Skills Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415481137

  • ISBN10:

    0415481139

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2012-03-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

All social work students study theory and undertake practice placements. Integrating the two ' so that each informs the other ' is both essential and notoriously tricky. This accessible book demystifies the process and offers helpful evidence-based strategies for doing it successfully.Using illustrative case studies throughout, the text is structured around different approaches to learning. It covers:the nature of theoryhow we learn and the impact of existing knowledgehow to locate and identify theoryhow to critically analyse theorykey theoretical concepts in social sciencetheories of anti-oppressive practicetheories of social work themes such as partnership, intervention and advocacyusing theory in academic work and on placements.This essential text helps students to identify, critically analyse and apply theory appropriately, enhancing their practice. It will be useful to all social work students struggling with the theory-practice gap.

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