Acknowledgements.- PART 1.- The Body in Social Work.- The View from Neuroscience.- The Social Body.- Social Work and the Body: Towards a Theoretical Framework.- The Body Cognizant Social Worker in Action.- PART 2.- Introduction.- Social Work, The Body and Mental Health.- Social Work, The Body and Child Protection.- Social Care, The Body and Aged Care.- Social Work, The Body and Health.- Social Work, The Body and Alcohol and Other Drugs.- Conclusion.- Glossary.- References.
NADINE CAMERON is completing her PhD on the relevance of neuroscience to social work interventions with depression sufferers. She is actively engaged in theatre and the arts, drawing on these sources to enrich her theoretical and practice knowledge within social work. Dr FIONA McDERMOTT is Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Work, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Her teaching, research interests and ongoing practice are in the areas of groupwork and mental health where she has published widely.