Psychoanalytic Theory for Social Work Practice: Thinking Under Fire

Editor : Marion Bower

Psychoanalytic Theory for Social Work Practice: Thinking Under Fire

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2005
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 240
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Counselling
  • Catalogue No : 22915
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415338004
  • ISBN 10 : 041533800X

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Written by practicing social workers and social work educators this text analyses psychoanalytic and psychosocial approaches to social work and relates them to current practices and values. Focusing on working with children and families, the text covers salient issues in social work practice including risk assessment, dealing with parents with drug and alcohol problems, and supervision and management of emotional stress. With psychoanalytic and psychosocial approaches becoming increasingly popular this text will be a welcome addition for both professionals and students in the social work field, promoting analytical thinking and presenting practical examples of how psychoanalytic theories can be applied in practice.

About the Editor(s)

Marion Bower is a consultant social worker in the Learning and Complex Disability service at the Tavistock Clinic. She is also a psychotherapist in private practice. She edited Thinking Under Fire: Psychoanalytic Theory for Social Work Practice. She is currently working on a biography of Joan Riviere.

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