Social Work Theories and Methods
- Mel Gray - University of Newcastle, Australia
- Stephen Webb
Social Work Practice (General)
The new edition includes a focus on the psychosocial perspective, with three new chapters on:
- Cognitive behavioural approaches
- Attachment theory and psychoanalytic social work
- Ecological approaches
Each chapter allows the reader to relate the theories and methods discussed to their own personal experiences. This reader friendly book includes student questions, glossaries and recommended reading so that students and practitioners can reappraise and expand the knowledge they have learned.
This book will be valuable for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in social work theory and research methods, social work interventions and perspectives as well as post qualifying students and researchers in social work.
Essential reading for all Theories and Methods modules.
An excellent text which gives a superb overview of social work theories and methods. I cannot recommend this text highly enough.
The content is quite easy to understand and this facilitates easy application of the theories.
Excellent chapters on Evidence based practice and attachment have been well received by students in this recommended text.
A great book - authoritative and clear
Comprehensive and covers a range of social work theories and methods. Recommended reading for students doing social work degree
This book is applied for the course of Social Work Theory for third year students and Perspectives for Social Work Practice for master students. I am happy with this book as essential information and readings for the whole course. Currently there is not any book in social work theory in Vietnamese. The book is being introduced in Vietnam Social Work Network at http://socialwork.vn for reference
Excellent reading. Strong theoretical basis and provides Social Work students with a scholarly text for more in depth study
The second edition is similar to the first, but clarifies and updates some of the key perspectives which influence social work theory and practice.
This is an excellent text. I highly recommended it to students who are embarking on their final year projects and dissertations. It is challenging and enables students to reach deeper levels of understanding of social phenemona.