Modern Social Work Theory, Fourth Edition

Modern social work theory is now more accessible and comprehensive than ever, including a new chapter dedicated to strengths, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas, offering: the most complete coverage of social work theory, narrative, and solutions approaches; a host of brand new case examples showing how theories can be applied to everyday practice; new analysis of the ethical dimensions of different social work theories and what common values they share; Pause and Reflect questions to encourage you to draw on your own experience and develop your thinking; and updated Example text sections which summarize the most current thinking and help bridge the gap between introductions to each theory and more specialist writing.

In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. This masterly text is a classic in its field and will be a reliable companion throughout the course of your studies and your career as a social work practitioner.


Across a Hundred Mountains: A Novel

Out of money and in need of someone to help her across the border, Juana meets Adelina Vasquez, a young woman who left her family in California to follow her lover to Mexico. Winner of the american book award, loss, who left his family to find work in America—a story of migration, Across a Hundred Mountains is a stunning and poignant novel about a young girl who leaves her small town in Mexico to find her father, and discovery.

After a tragedy separates her from her mother, Juana García leaves in search of her father, who left them two years earlier. Finding themselves—in a tijuana jail—in desperate circumstances, they offer each other much needed material and spiritual support and ultimately become linked forever in the most unexpected of ways.

In across a hundred mountains, reyna grande puts a human face on the controversial issue of immigration, helping readers to better understand those who risk life and limb every day in pursuit of a better life.

An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice

An introduction to using theory in social Work Practice equips the reader to use fourteen key social work theories to guide each phase of the planned change process, from engagement through to evaluation. The theories discussed are: behavioural, strengths, evolutionary biology, ecological, social constructionism exchange economics, feminist, critical, role, cognitive, interpretive anthropology, symbolic interactionism, psychodynamic, and systems theory.

Linking to core competencies identified by the Council of Social Work Education, including critical thinking, this text supports social work students and practitioners in developing vital skills, applying theory and the effective use of the planned change process. The final section addresses some key issues for real life social work practice, including common barriers to using theory in practice, the potential for multi-professional communication and theory-sharing, and developing an integrative theoretical model for your own personal practice.

Section two looks at how you can translate and integrate fourteen theories commonly found in social work across each phase of the planned change process. Suitable for a generalist approach, this book illustrates the value of applying theory to practice in a variety of social work roles, across diverse fields and facing assorted challenges.

The first section provides a practical foundation for beginning to use theory in your social work practice. Routledge.

Human Rights and Social Work: Towards Rights-Based Practice

Used book in Good Condition. Now more than ever, human Rights and Social Work is an indispensable resource for students, scholars and practitioners alike. Featuring examples, further readings and a glossary, readers are able to identify and investigate the important issues and questions arising from human rights and social work.

The world has changed significantly since the publication of the first edition in 2000 and this book is situated firmly within the context of present-day debates, concerns and crises. Ife covers the importance of relating human rights to the non-human world, as well as the consequences of political and ecological uncertainty.

Jim ife considers the implications of social work's traditional Enlightenment heritage and the possibilities of 'post-Enlightenment' practice in a way that is accessible, direct and engaging. Now in its third edition, human Rights and Social Work explores how the principles of human rights inform contemporary social work practice.


Theories for Direct Social Work Practice Book Only

Walsh's text incorporates concise, comprehensive coverage of eleven major clinical practice theories commonly used in assessment, planning, and intervention tasks with individuals, families, and groups. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. The book's scope encompasses a broad view of the field of practice, yet still allows students to look closely at each theory discussed.


Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs

Routledge. As with the previous six editions, accessible, straightforward, and most importantly, this text is eminently approachable, practical. Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive text once again provides beginning social work students and practitioners with a proven, time-tested approach to help them understand and appreciate how to use basic evaluation techniques within their individual cases case-level and the programs where they work program-level.

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Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege

Used book in Good Condition. The text outlines the necessary practices and approaches that social work must adopt in order to fight against oppression and assist those who have been oppressed. Bob mullaly examines the many forms that oppression can take, cultural, at the personal, and structural or institutional levels.

Routledge. Challenging oppression and confronting Privilege is the definitive guide to anti-oppressive social work, which is a prominent part of social work theory and practice in Canada.

Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice Jossey-Bass Public Health

Used book in Good Condition. Offering perspective applicable at the individual, interpersonal, and community levels, group, this essential guide provides the most complete coverage of the field to give public health students and practitioners an authoritative reference for both the theoretical and practical aspects of health behavior.

Learn how e-health and social media factor into health communication explore the link between culture and health, and global applications Written and edited by the leading health and social behavior theorists and researchers, and the importance of community Get up to date on emerging theories of health behavior and their applications Examine the push toward evidence-based interventions, Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides the information and real-world perspective that builds a solid understanding of how to analyze and improve health behaviors and health.

. This guide provides the most complete, up-to-date information in the field, to give you a real-world understanding and the background knowledge to apply it successfully. Excellent book - no markings! The essential health behavior text, research, and issues Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides a thorough introduction to understanding and changing health behavior, updated with the latest theories, core tenets of the public health role.

Covering theory, and research, applications, this comprehensive book has become the gold standard of health behavior texts. This new fifth edition has been updated to reflect the most recent changes in the public health field with a focus on health behavior, and communication, culture, including coverage of the intersection of health and community, with detailed explanations of both established and emerging theories.

A deep understanding of human behaviors is essential for effective public health and health care management.

Standalone Book - Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills

Considered the classic source in its field, direct social work PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS prepares you for effective real-world practice. Brooks Cole Pub Co. Excellent book - no markings! Part of the brooks/cole empowerment series, the tenth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards EPAS set by the Council on Social Work Education CSWE.

Note: this book is a standalone book and will not include any access codes. Routledge. Packed with case examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the authors and other social work practitioners, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master.

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Empowerment Series: Becoming An Effective Policy Advocate

Jansson's becoming an effective policy advocate teaches you the ins and outs of conducting policy practice, preparing you to become an effective policy advocate during your own career. By going beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy, this text helps you develop the skills you need to become an advocate for social change.

Excellent book - no markings! The eighth edition's coverage includes discussion of such events and issues as Barack Obama's presidency, the presidential primaries and election of 2016, the battle over equality among national politicians in 2016, and many issues facing social agencies. It offers you practical guidance on how to develop social media campaigns, and discusses ways you can participate in reducing inequality -- the issue that drew the attention of millions of millennials in the presidential election of 2016.

Brooks Cole Pub Co. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition.

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

In clinical assessment and diagnosis in social work practice, depression, bipolar disorder, including anxiety disorders, seasoned practitioner-scholars Jacqueline Corcoran and Joseph Walsh provide an in-depth exploration of fourteen major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice, and schizophrenia.

Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. The authors also catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively, using the best resources available. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment, and present a risk and resilience framework that helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess.

Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples, evidence-based assessment instruments, treatment plans, and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic processes in social work practice. Brooks Cole Pub Co. Excellent book - no markings!