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Critical Practice in Social Work


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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.

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Praise for this edition: 'An excellent update to this thought provoking text.' -Liam Foster, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK Praise for the first edition 'Excellent...on the relationship between values and social work, Chris Clark's elegant chapter on rights, justice and citizenship [is] especially well argued.' -Prof. Martin Davies, THES

About the Author

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.


'Excellent...on the relationship between values and social work, Chris Clark's elegant chapter on rights, justice and citizenship [is] especially well argued.' - Prof. Martin Davies, THES

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