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Critical Practice in Social Work
2nd edition
 
 
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16 Apr 2009
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What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? The second edition of this highly respected text gives you the understanding to bridge the gap between social work theory and the challenges of day-to-day practice.

Critical Practice in Social Work is different from every other text for several reasons:
- Its unique combination of theory, values and practice
- The wealth of expertise its contributors bring to their subject
- The way the themes of critical practice and reflective practice are used to show how theories can be applied meaningfully
- The number of methods covered, in an 'easy reference' structure
- Its in-depth look at an unrivalled spectrum of professional situations, illustrated by rich case material
- Its systematic discussion of professional ethics and values, both as general principles for practice and as practical tools.

The book's simultaneous accessibility and depth make it suited for study at both qualifying and post-qualifying level. Conveying the versatility and thoughtfulness required to do social work well, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring and practising social worker's bookshelf. It is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. The companion books are Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates (third edition) and Practising Social Work in a Complex World. Each book can be used alone or in combination with the other two as a uniquely flexible and comprehensive programme of study.


Description


What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? The second edition of this highly respected text gives you the understanding to bridge the gap between social work theory and the challenges of day-to-day practice.

Critical Practice in Social Work is different from every other text for several reasons:
- Its unique combination of theory, values and practice
- The wealth of expertise its contributors bring to their subject
- The way the themes of critical practice and reflective practice are used to show how theories can be applied meaningfully
- The number of methods covered, in an 'easy reference' structure
- Its in-depth look at an unrivalled spectrum of professional situations, illustrated by rich case material
- Its systematic discussion of professional ethics and values, both as general principles for practice and as practical tools.

The book's simultaneous accessibility and depth make it suited for study at both qualifying and post-qualifying level. Conveying the versatility and thoughtfulness required to do social work well, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring and practising social worker's bookshelf. It is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. The companion books are Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates (third edition) and Practising Social Work in a Complex World. Each book can be used alone or in combination with the other two as a uniquely flexible and comprehensive programme of study.


Contents

Introduction; R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne
On Being Critical in Social Work; R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne
PART 1: VALUES INTO PRACTICE 
Values in Social Work; L.Dominelli
Professional Values and Accountabilities; S.Banks 
Identity, Individual Rights and Social Justice; C.Clark 
Pushing Ethical Boundaries for Children and Families; L.Briskman
Parental and Reproductive Rights; L.Dominelli 
Ethical Tensions in Social Work: Consent in Later Life; R.Adams& M.Payne
PART 2: THEORIES FOR PRACTICE
Critical Reflection and Social Work Theories; M.Payne 
Counselling; H.Cosis Brown 
Groupwork; D.Ward
Community Work; M.Mayo
Psychosocial Work: An Attachment Perspective; D.Howe
Cross Cultural and Black Perspectives through the Life Course; L.Robinson
Cognitive-behavioural Practice; K.Cigno 
Task-centred work; M.Doel
Advocacy and Empowerment; R.Adams
From Radical to Critical Social Work; B.Pease
Feminist Social Work; J.Orme updated by R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne
Anti-oppressive Approaches; B.Burke& P.Harrison
Postmodern and Constructionist Approaches to Social Work; N.Parton
PART 3: DEVELOPING CRITICAL PRACTICE
Being a Critical Practitioner; R.Adams
Safeguarding Children; J.Pinkerton 
Fostering and Adoption; H.Cosis Brown 
Working with Looked after Children and Young People in Residential Care; A.Roy, F.Young& C.Chahal 
Family-based Social Work; K.Morris 
Youth Justice and Young Offenders; K.Haines 
Safeguarding Adults; H.Brown 
Care Management; M.Holloway 
Mental Health; D.Bailey 
Physical Disability; B.Sapey 
Learning Disability; T.Stainton 
Older People; C.Beech& M.Ray
End of Life Care and Bereavement; C.Currer
Concluding Comment; R.Adams, L.Dominelli& M.Payne 


Authors

ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside, UK. He has a considerable writing and publishing track record, for example as author of Social Policy for Social Work (Palgrave Macmillan), editor of Foundations of Health and Social Care (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), consultant editor for the Handbook of Postqualifying Social Work (Jessica Kingsley 2007).
 
LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham, UK. She is an academician in the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences. From 1996 to 2004, she served as President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). She is widely published, with a number of important sole-authored books to her name, particularly in the areas of feminism and anti-racism.  These include: Social Work: Theory and Practice in a Changing Profession (Polity Press, 2004); Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice; and Anti-Racist Social Work (3rd edition).
 
MALCOLM PAYNE is Adviser (Policy and Development) at St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK. He is also Emeritus Professor of Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Honorary Professor, Kingston University St George's Medical School.  He is author of the global best-seller, Modern Social Work Theory, as well as numerous other books including Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care and The Origins of Social Work.
 


Contributors

Robert Adams, University of Teesside, UK

Di Bailey, University of Durham, UK

Norma Baldwin, University of Dundee, UK

Sarah Banks, Durham University, UK

Di Barnes, Durham University, UK

Greta Bradley, York University, UK

Lorna Bell, freelance Trainer and Consultant

Suzy Braye, University of Sussex, UK

Linda Briskman, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Hilary Brown, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Beverley Burke, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Cecilia L.W. Chan, The University of Hong Kong

Corinne May-Chahal, Lancaster University, UK

Helen Charnley, Durham University, UK

Katy Cigno, recently at University of Reading and Queen’s University, Belfast, as well as regular guest lecturer for several universities in the UK and Italy

Chris Clark, University of Edinburgh, UK

Helen Cosis Brown, Middlesex University, UK

Viviene Cree, University of Edinburgh, UK

Caroline Currer, Anglican priest, UK

Jane Dalrymple, University of West England, UK

John Devaney, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Mark Doel, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Lena Dominelli, University of Durham and Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences, UK

Nick Frost, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Helen Gorman, University of Leicester, UK

Angela Grier, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Kevin Haines, Swansea University, UK, and Reseau International de Criminologie Juvenile

Pat Hanley, Chief Executive Officer,Families in Care, and Durham University, UK

Philomena Harrison, University of Salford, UK

Debra Hayes, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Stephen Hicks, University of Salford, UK

Margaret Holloway (formerly Lloyd),University of Hull, UK

Nigel Horner, University of Lincoln, UK

David Howe, University of East Anglia, UK

Beth Humphries, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Glenys Jones, Adviser, University of Teesside - Tees Valley Alliance, UK

Bill Jordan, Plymouth and Huddersfield Universities, UK

Carol Lewis, Bournemouth University, UK

Joyce Lishman, Robert Gordon University, UK

Mark Lymbery, University of Nottingham, UK

Siu-man Ng, The University of Hong Kong

Jill Manthorpe, King’s College London, and National Institute for Health Research, UK

Marjorie Mayo, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Hugh Mclaughlin, Salford Centre for Social Work Research, UK

Fiona Measham, Lancaster University, UK

Andy Millward, formerly, Head of Business for Older People, Nottingham City Council’s Adult Services, UK

Gabriela Misca, Keele University, UK

Kate Morris, University of Birmingham, UK

Audrey Mullender, Ruskin College, Oxford, University of Warwick, and Academy of Social Sciences, UK

Joan Orme, University of Glasgow, UK

Terence O’Sullivan, University of Lincoln, UK

Nigel Parton, University of Huddersfield, UK

Ian Paylor, Lancaster University, and ASSURE (Applied Social Science Unit for Research and Evaluation), UK

Malcolm Payne, St Christopher’s Hospice, London, and Kingston University/St George’s University of London, UK

Bob Pease, Deakin University in Australia, Australia

Stella Perrott, Writer

John Pinkerton, Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Julia Phillipson, Independent Social Care Consultant, UK

Jackie Powell, University of Southampton, UK

Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire, and Chair of the Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee, UK

Mo Ray, Keele University, UK

Lena Robinson, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Grace Roddam, Sunderland Children Services, UK

Alastair Roy, International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Bob Sapey, Lancaster University, UK

Liz Sayce, Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR), UK

Stephen Shardlow, University of Salford, UK, and Visiting Chair Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Tim Stainton, University of British Columbia, Canada

June Tilling, University of Southampton, UK

Terry Thomas, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Alan Walker, University of Sheffield, UK

Carol Walker, University of Lincoln, UK

Linda Walker, University of Dundee, UK

Susan Wallace, Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland, University of Edinburgh, UK

Dave Ward, De Montfort University, UK

Jane Wistow, Social Worker, UK

Frances Young, University of Central Lancashire, UK