MODERN SOCIAL WORK THEORY

Author:
Malcolm Payne
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:
9780230249608
Publication Date:
2014-01-23
Format:
Paperback
Item Location:
PUBLICHEALTH
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Price:
$82.95

MODERN SOCIAL WORK THEORY

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A revised, reworked and restyled new edition of this worldwide best-seller from a leading social work author. Compact and clearly structured, and featuring all-new material on strengths, narrative and solution focused approaches, it retains its position as the definitive introduction to the theories of social work practice.
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'This text is a tour de force! The new edition is impressive in its scope and consistent application of a social construction perspective. The increased use of diagrams and case illustrations will help students to access some important and complicated aspects of theory.' - Joan Orme, University of Glasgow, UK 'A wonderful resource for students, practitioners, and academics. The new edition is comprehensive and has been brought right up to date, providing clear explanations of the breadth of theories social work has engaged with over time.' - Sarah Wendt, UNISA, Australia 'A really thoroughly revised and updated edition of what is probably the best known and certainly the longest-running UK text on social work theory.' - Chris Beckett, University of East Anglia, UK "I regard Payne's Modern Social Work Theory as a classic and the best of its type. It not only covers theories well for new social workers but is an excellent refresher for more seasoned academics." - Jan Fook, Kingston University, UK
AUTHOR INFORMATION
Malcolm Payne is a writer, academic and consultant on social work, social care management and multiprofessional teamwork. Currently Policy and Development Adviser at St Christopher's Hospice, London, he was previously Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the Hospice. He has held academic posts at the University of Bristol, UK, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and Opole University, Poland. He has honorary appointments at the Department of Social Policy, Helsinki University, Finland and the School of Social Care Sciences, Kingston University, UK.
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Now in its fourth edition, this international best-selling textbook is a classic in its field. Written by one of the leading names in social work, it provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the main practice theories that will act as a companion for students throughout their course and their career as a practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. This is the ideal text for theory, methods and practice modules on qualifying social work courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well qualified social work practitioners taking post-qualifying and CPD courses.
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