An introduction to applying social work theories and methods by Barbra Teater

By Barbra Teater

"A uncomplicated creation to the main normal theories and strategies in social paintings perform. The publication explores the idea that of a concept and a style, the adaptation among the 2 and the ways that they're hooked up. Teater additionally discusses the social worker-client courting and gives a convenient evaluate of anti-oppressive practice"--P. [4] of canopy. entrance hide; part identify web page; name web page; Copyright web page; commitment; compliment for this booklet; Contents; checklist of bins; record of figures; record of tables; 1 creation to theories and techniques; 2 Social structures thought and the ecological viewpoint; three The strengths standpoint; four Empowerment and use of language; five Social constructivism; 6 Feminist conception and perform; 7 Person-centred process; eight Motivational interviewing; nine Cognitive behavioural treatment; 10 Solution-focused perform; eleven Task-centred social paintings; 12 quandary intervention; Index; again disguise

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Therefore, in determining the difference between a theory or method, one should assess whether it is something that helps inform, predict, explain or hypothesize a behaviour or situation (theory), or whether it is steps, techniques or actions that the social worker utilizes to foster change (method). This chapter provided a summary of psychosocial theory, particularly as it informs the development of social-worker–client relationships. Although this book does not devote a complete chapter to this theory, a foundational understanding of some of the key concepts, such as transference, countertransference and attachment were deemed necessary to begin the process of relationship development.

E. (2002) Actor-centered social work: re-visioning ‘persons-in-environment’ through a critical theory lens, Social Work, 47: 435–48. Payne, M. (2005) Modern Social Work Theory, 3rd edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. , Adams, R. and Dominelli, L. (2009) On being critical in social, in R. Adams, L. Dominelli and M. Payne (eds) Critical Practice in Social Work, 2nd edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Preston-Shoot, M. and Agass, D. (1990). Making Sense of Social Work: Psychodyanmics, Systems and Practice.

One of the basic functions of social work practice is to consider individuals within their environment and is often expressed as ‘person-in-environment’. The extent to which the environment is considered varies based on the theoretical framework from which the social worker approaches a situation. Often the environment is minimally considered in the sense that the social worker assesses or asks questions about the individual’s social situation or the impact of environmental factors on her or him but continues to target the intervention on the individual, but in other situations the social worker completes a full assessment of the individual’s environment and considers various targets within the environment that could be the focus of the intervention.

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