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This brilliantly systematic and comprehensive textbook provides an integrated approach to social work theory, methods and skills as the bedrock of all social work practice. Recognizing social work as a diverse activity that is rooted in common foundations, it explains how practice both shapes and is shaped by professional purpose. The text also explores the diverse range of social work practice methods available and aims to equip the reader with a foundation in the history and application of these varied approaches.

Offering a step-by-step discussion that will empower readers to critically develop and refine their professional toolkit for purposeful and innovative intervention, this original rationale is an essential resource for any social work student or practitioner looking to build, or consolidate, their understanding of the range of methods and skills available for effective professional practice.

About the Author


Dr Karen Healy Research Director at The University of Queensland, Australia. She has published three books on social work practice, including the best-selling title, Social Work Theories in Context (Palgrave Macmillan).Dr Karen Healy Research Director at The University of Queensland, Australia. She has published three books on social work practice, including the best-selling title, Social Work Theories in Context (Palgrave Macmillan).

Praise For…


"This book will be particularly useful in preparing students for practice placements because it focuses on 'the doing' of social work,as well as providing a theoretical grounding in core social work knowledge." - Dr. Jean Dillon, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Middlesex University, UK

"Healy has a strong presence in international social work literature and is well respected for her accessible style, while also presenting content that is both informative and challenging. As usual, Healy presents her work with an inviting mix of personal knowledge, social work literature and - very importantly for the current context - well researched evidence." – Roslyn Giles, Senior Lecturer and Director of Field Education, University of Sydney, Australia



Product Details
ISBN: 9780230575172
ISBN-10: 023057517X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: December 5th, 2011
Pages: 272
Language: English