Praise for the first edition:
'An excellent book that provides a good deal of valuable material to stimulate debate and to alert readers of the need to engage more critically with the wider world in which social work is located.
Professor Keith Popple, Professor of Social Work, London South Bank University
This has helped my students link theory to practice. It is easy to read and has a lot of useful information.
An excellent text book which is fully comprehensive. This book will provide an invaluable source of reference for social work students at post graduate and undergraduate levels.
This is a helpful book for supplementing the essential reading on this course.
The book gives a good and broad overview over theories in Social Work. It is useful for our students.
Excellent book, with appropriate topic areas to cover in the social work theories module. Good link to methods of interventions which help students to understanding how social work is applied in practice delivery.
This book critically questions how we practice and think about social work.
With three new chapters, the new edition includes a focus on the psychosocial perspective. Each chapter allows the reader to relate the theories and methods discussed to their own personal experiences.
This is a great book in that it outlines all the theories and methods used in social work. It is nicely written, easy to follow and I think my students will appreciate that.
Although a good coverage of the theories, this text does not offer the philosophical depth of the material that I would have liked.
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.