Überblick:Pressestimmen 'Social Work Practice: Critical Reflection and Skills: 1st edition ''Excellent...on the relationship between values and social work Chris Clark's elegant chapter on rights justice and citizenship [is] especially well argued.' -- Martin Davies 'THES'Social Work Practice: Critical Reflection and Skills: 1st edition 'Excellent...on the relationship between values and social work Chris Clark's elegant chapter on rights justice and citizenship [is] especially well argued.' -- Martin Davies THES Synopsis This is a new edition of the bestselling introduction to the practicalities of social work and the principles underpinning practice. This title features vivid stimulating up-to-date and closely tied to courses. It is part of the trilogy begun by 'Social Work: Themes Issues and Critical Debates'. Sold 12000 copies in the previous edition and set to increase this time due to closer focus on compulsory theory and methods.The number of students on social work courses has more than tripled in the last 5 years following the Department of Health's drive to recruit more social workers. This title includes contributions from respected experts with a considerable writing and publishing track record including Robert Adams Lena Dominelli Malcolm Payne David Howe Sarah Banks Mark Dowell and Nigel Parton. It features lots of publisher promotion direct mail and advertising in the 'THES' and 'British Journal of Social Work'. Bringing together theory and practice discussion in rich combination this significantly updated text provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to contemporary social work.Incorporating key theories and vivid case material this text's powerful practice focus makes it indispensable for students and practitioners alike. Buchrückseite What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? The second edition of this highly respected text gives you the understanding to bridge the gap between social work theory and the challenges of day-to-day practice. Critical Practice in Social Work is different from every other text for several reasons:- Its unique combination of theory values and practice- The wealth of expertise its contributors bring to their subject- The way the themes of critical practice and reflective practice are used to show how theories can be applied meaningfully- The number of methods covered in an 'easy reference' structure- Its in-depth look at an unrivalled spectrum of professional situations illustrated by rich case material- Its systematic discussion of professional ethics and values both as general principles for practice and as practical tools. The book's simultaneous accessibility and depth make it suited for study at both qualifying and post-qualifying level. Conveying the versatility and thoughtfulness required to do social work well it is an essential purchase for every aspiring and practising social worker's bookshelf. It is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team Robert Adams Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. The companion books are Social Work: Themes Issues and Critical Debates (third edition) and Practising Social Work in a Complex World. Each book can be used alone or in combination with the other two as a uniquely flexible and comprehensive programme of study. Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside UK. He has a considerable writing and publishing track record for example as author of Social Policy for Social Work (Palgrave Macmillan) editor of Foundations of Health and Social Care (Palgrave Macmillan 2007) consultant editor for the Handbook of Postqualifying Social Work (Jessica Kingsley 2007). LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham UK. She is an academician in the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences. From 1996 to 2004 she served as President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). She is widely published with a number of important sole-authored books to her name particularly in the areas of feminism and anti-racism. These include: Social Work: Theory and Practice in a Changing Profession (Polity Press 2004); Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice; and Anti-Racist Social Work (3rd edition). MALCOLM PAYNE is Adviser (Policy and Development) at St Christopher's Hospice London UK. He is also Emeritus Professor of Community Studies Manchester Metropolitan University and Honorary Professor Kingston University St George's Medical School. He is author of the global best-seller Modern Social Work Theory as well as numerous other books including Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care and The Origins of Social Work.