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Author Payne, Malcolm, 1947-, author.
Title Modern social work theory / Malcolm Payne.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Edition Fifth edition.
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Phys. Description xxvii, 568 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1: Thinking about social work theory -- Social construction of social work theory -- Evaluating social work theory -- Linking practice and theory -- Part 2: Reviewing social cohesion theories -- Psychodynamic relational practice -- Psychodynamic attachment practice -- Crisis, trauma and task-centred practice -- Cognitive behavioural practice -- Motivational interviewing -- Systems practice, complexity and chaos -- Macro practice, social development and social pedagogy -- Part 3: Reviewing empowerment theories -- Social construction: strengths and solutions -- Social construction: narrative practice -- Humanistic practice, existentialism and spirituality -- Social justice practice, empowerment and advocacy -- Part 4: Reviewing social change and development theories -- Critical practice -- Eco practice -- Feminist practice -- Anti-oppressive, indigenist and multicultural sensitivity practice -- Bibliography -- Author index -- Subject index.
Summary Modern Social Work Theory, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the main practice theories that will act as a companion for students throughout their courses and their careers as practitioners. In this substantially reworked and updated 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.-- Back cover.
Subject Social Work.
ISBN 9780197568088