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A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory, Paperback / softback Book

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory Paperback / softback


This textbook offers the perfect introduction to the complex world of social work theory, giving a concise yet comprehensive overview of how practice is influenced by each theoretical approach described.

The book begins by outlining the origins and historical context of social work, which allows the reader to see show how theoretical fashions have changed and adapted to certain times, and concludes with advice on the best way forward for the modern-day social worker.

Packed with thought-provoking discussions surrounding the topic, students will be encouraged to question the theories portrayed - a skill crucial to being a truly effective social work practitioner. Written by one social work's most highly regarded commentators, the book's accessible and easy-to-read writing style makes it a must-have companion for students and practitioners looking to gain an overall view of social work theory.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 240 p.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
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  • Category: Social work
  • ISBN: 9780230233126

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