A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

Author(s) : David Howe

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

Book Details

  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Published : 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 240
  • Category :
    Counselling
  • Catalogue No : 30482
  • ISBN 13 : 9780230233126
  • ISBN 10 : 0230233120

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This crisp text, by one of social work's most highly regarded commentators offers the perfect entry point into the complex world of social work theory. Written in a clear conversational style and organized into short, clearly labelled chapters, students and practitioners will find this an invaluable point of refreshment and reference. Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning - it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice. In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether youre a student, a newly qualified social worker or a seasoned professional you will find plenty in this book to inform, enlighten and refresh you. Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice. A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory manages to be both compact and comprehensive. You will return to this cant live without it text time and time again.

About the Author(s)

David Howe is Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He was founding editor of the Blackwell Science Journal, Child and Family Social Work (1996-2001) and is author of many books, including: Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice; Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support; Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention; and The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker.

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