Essential Theory for Social Work Practice by Chris Beckett

Essential Theory for Social Work Practice

Chris Beckett
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  • ISBN
    9781412908740 / 1412908744
  • Title Essential Theory for Social Work Practice
  • Author Chris Beckett
  • Category Social Work
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2006
  • Pages 208
  • Publisher
    Sage Publications (CA)
  • Imprint SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Edition
    1st
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 186mm x 12mm x 232mm

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Essential Theory for Social Work Practice“ ”is an engaging and readable text, with a distinctively realistic and honest approach to the realities of everyday practice. In this innovative and highly accessible textbook, author Chris Beckett explains how a sound understanding of social work theory can improve the knowledge and skills base of professional practice.

Framed in a comprehensive and logical structure Part I establishes what social workers do and the tools they need; Part II considers how to assess, handle, and support change in others; Part III explores the wide range of roles that social workers must fulfill; and Part IV strengthens these links between theory and practice.

Exercises, case examples, chapter summaries, and practice notes are used to great effect in each chapter, enabling students to apply theory to practice as they progress through the book. Essential Theory for Social Work is an invaluable core text for all undergraduate social work students, and offers excellent support for practitioners in their every day practice.

Publisher Description

'I can say without equivocation this text is without doubt the best book about social work I have read. Chris Beckett explores the purpose, values activities and theories of social work in an ever-changing social context that is clearly identified and examined' - Stephanie Petrie, University of Liverpool Every day social workers face decisions that will significantly impact others' lives, and it is essential that these practical assessments are supported by a sound understanding of social work theory. In this innovative and highly accessible textbook Chris Beckett explains how an understanding of these theoretical issues can improve the knowledge and skills base of professional practice. Essential Theory for Social Work Practice is an engaging and readable text, with a distinctively realistic and honest approach to the realities of everyday practice. Framed in a comprehensive and logical structure: - Part 1 establishes what social workers do and the tools they need - Part 2 considers how to assess, handle, and support change in others - Part 3 explores the wide range of roles that social workers must fulfil - Part 4 strengthens these links between theory and practice.
Exercises, case examples, chapter summaries, and practice notes are used to great effect in each chapter, enabling students to apply theory to practice as they progress through the book. The book is an invaluable core text for all undergraduate social work students, and offers excellent support for practitioners in their every day practice.

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“I can say without equivocation this text is without doubt the best book about social workI have read. Chris Beckett explores the purpose, values activities and theories of social work in an ever-changing social context that is clearly identified and examined - Stephanie Petrie, University of Liverpool”

Author Biography

Chris Beckett is a Microsoft Certified SharePoint Master, with 20 years of business solutions expertise, six years of dedicated SharePoint solutions consulting experience, thousands of hours of knowledge acquisition, training and professional development, and a deep expertise with SharePoint technologies. He is an active SharePoint community participant, and writes a SharePoint-focused blog. He is also a frequent speaker at user group and industry events.

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