Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice

Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice : A Generalist-Eclectic Approach

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In this revision, our bestselling social work textbook - now in its third edition - will be updated to reflect new trends and developments in the field, based on stated needs from customers who use the book.

This expanded third edition of the popular textbook provides a completely revised and updated overview of the theories, models, and therapies guiding social work practice. The authors and editors use the problem-solving model of social work practice as a framework for integrating each theory with central social work principles and values. The book covers psychodynamic theories, cognitive-behavioral theories, humanistic theories, structural theories, and postmodern theories.
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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 861.83g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0826119476
  • 9780826119476
  • 422,793

About Nick Coady

Nick Coady, Ph.D. is Professor and Dean, Faculty of Social Work (FSW) at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Coady has been with the FSW/WLU since 1994, and prior to that he taught in the FSW at the University of Calgary for 5 years.

Peter Lehmann, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work, USA. Dr. Lehmann's publications include two other books with Springer Publishing: Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention and Tools for Strengths-Based Assessment and Intervention (both with Catherine Simmons). He has also authored seventeen book chapters and twenty two journal articles focusing on social work practice issues.
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