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Modern Social Work Theory


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PART 1: Thinking about social work theory.- 1 The social construction of social work theory.- 2 Evaluating social work theory.- 3 Connecting theory and practice.- PART 2: Reviewing social cohesion theories.- 4 Psychodynamic relational practice.- 5 Psychodynamic attachment practice.- 6 Crisis and task-centred practice.- 7 Cognitive-behavioural practice.- 8 Motivational interviewing.- 9 Systems, complexity and chaos.- PART 3: Reviewing empowerment theories.- 10 Macro practice, social development and social pedagogy.- 11 Social construction practice: strengths and solutions.- 12 Social construction practice: narrative practice.- 13 Humanistic practice, existentialism and spirituality.- 14 Social justice, advocacy and empowerment.- PART 4: Reviewing social change theories.- 15 Critical practice.- 16 Eco practice.- 17 Feminist practice.- 18 Anti-oppressive, Indigenous and multicultural sensitivity practice.

About the Author

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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