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9781118128343

Case Studies in Social Work Practice

  • ISBN 13:

    9781118128343

  • ISBN 10:

    1118128346

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/10/2014
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Summary

A practical approach to understanding social work concepts in action that integrates theory and practice

In this updated edition of the classic social work text, students and instructors have access to real-world demonstrations of how social work theories and concepts can be applied in practice. The case studies in this book bridge the gap between the classroom and the field by allowing students to discover the when, why, and how of social work principles. Brief but comprehensive topic overviews are brought to life by case studies that apply general theories to the work of social work.

  • Each of the book's nine sections cover an essential area of social work, encompassing the micro, mezzo, and macro levels
  • Highly readable explanations are followed by 3-5 case studies relating theory to the living practice of real social workers
  • Topics include Generalist Practice; Family Therapy, Treatment of Adults; and Diversity

Approaching each topic from a variety of different theoretical bases, this essential text allow students to learn by concrete example, experiencing social work concepts as they are applied in the profession today.

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