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Theorizing Social Work Practice
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Introduction.- PART I: MAKING SENSE OF THEORY Introduction: Theory into Practice.- The Role of Theory.- Theory and Postmodernism.- Practices Redefined.- Conclusion.- PART II: MAKING SENSE OF PRACTICE Introduction: Dimensions of the Social Work World.- The Person.- Interpersonal Interaction.- Group Dynamics and Intergroup Relations.- Cultural Contexts.- Sociopolitical Structures and Processes.- The Organizational Context .- Morality and Ideology.- Conclusion.- PART III: DEVELOPING THEORY Introduction: Taking Theory Forward.- Developing Coherence: Drawing on Existentialism.- The Linguistic Turn.- Spirituality and Meaning.- Developing Emancipatory Practice.- The Challenges We Face.- Conclusion.

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Theoretical frameworks are made accessible by the clear and conversational style of Dr Thompson. The inclusion of practice vignettes facilitate the integration of complex theory with 'real-life' situations encountered in social work practice. Dr Thompson goes beyond traditional theorising and looks to the deeper personal, social and cultural issues facing workers and clients. This will be a highly recommended text for students and practitioners.' - Dr Jan Pascal, School of Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.

About the Author

NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 32 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He is the editor-in-chief of two online communities (Well-being Zone: www.well-beingzone.com and Social Work Focus: www.socialworkfocus.com). His personal website is at www.neilthompson.info.

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'Theoretical frameworks are made accessible by the clear and conversational style of Dr Thompson. The inclusion of practice vignettes facilitate the integration of complex theory with 'real-life' situations encountered in social work practice. Dr Thompson goes beyond traditional theorising and looks to the deeper personal, social and cultural issues facing workers and clients. This will be a highly recommended text for students and practitioners.' - Dr Jan Pascal, School of Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.

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