Handbook for practice learning in social work and social care: knowledge and theory

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This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition of the popular Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers is a comprehensive summary of the theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social care.Focussing on knowledge-based practice with a focus on improving outcomes, the five sections of the book cover:* the reasons and circumstances in which people may become social work service users* a holistic consideration of assessment in general and specific contexts, including risk assessment and management* methods of intervention, including cognitive behavioural social work, task centred practice, advocacy, crisis intervention, family therapy and group care* the legal, policy, research and evidence context in which assessment and intervention occur, as well as interdisciplinary work and organisational aspects of social work practice* reflective practice, evaluation and evidence based practice as integral parts of social workers' engagement with the complex needs of individuals outside the existing parameters of policy or research findings.This key text is essential reading for students, practitioners and teachers in social work.
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table_of_contents The social policy context of practice learning -- Structural approaches to social work -- Towards social theory for social work -- The place of attachment theory in social work with children and families -- Erikson's life cycle approach to development -- A psychodynamic approach to social work -- Models of assessment -- Assessment and children -- Assessment : from reflexivity to process knowledge -- Assessment in criminal justice -- Risk assessment and management : an overview -- Cognitive-behavioural social work -- Task-centred practice -- Crisis intervention -- Family therapy and systemic practice -- Theory, concepts, feelings and practice : the contemplation of bereavement within a social work course -- Group care -- Empowerment and advocacy -- Social work and community development -- Social work with children and families : a case study of the integration of law, social policy and research in the development of assessment and intervention with children and families -- Interdisciplinary practice -- Working within the organizational context of dynamic change -- Reflective practice and critical reflection -- Research, evaluation and evidence-based practice.
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title Handbook for practice learning in social work and social care knowledge and theory
title_alt Handbook of theory for practice teachers in social work.
title_display Handbook for practice learning in social work and social care knowledge and theory
title_full Handbook for practice learning in social work and social care [electronic resource] : knowledge and theory / edited by Joyce Lishman
title_short Handbook for practice learning in social work and social care
title_sort handbook for practice learning in social work and social care knowledge and theory
title_sub knowledge and theory