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The SAGE Handbook of Social Work

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June 2012 | 808 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume.

Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.

Split into seven parts, the Handbook investigates:

  • Policy dimensions
  • Practice
  • Perspectives
  • Values and ethics
  • The context of social work
  • Research
  • Future challenges

It is essential reading for all students, practitioners, researchers, and academics engaged in social work.

 
PART ONE: WELFARE, SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIAL WORK
David Gil
Social work, social policy and welfarism
Mimi Abramovitz
Theorising welfare for social work
Robert P. Fairbanks II
New modalities of welfare governance
Sanford Schram
Welfare professionals and Street-level Bureaucrats
Mary Daly
Gender and welfare
James Midgley
Welfare and social development
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVES
Pamela Trevithick
Practice perspectives
Gordon Jack
Ecological perspective
Eileen Gambrill
Behavioural perspectives
Jacqueline Corcoran
Family perspectives
Patrick Sullivan
Strengths perspectives
Karen Healy
Critical perspectives
 
PART THREE: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
Paula Doherty & Sue White
Knowledge for reflective practice
Eileen Munro
Risk assessment and decision making
Marlene G. Cooper
Integrative psychotherapy
Barry Cournoyer
Crisis intervention and trauma work
Karen S. Haynes
Empowering and transformative practice
Keith Popple
Macro-community practice
 
PART FOUR: SOCIAL WORK VALUES, ETHICS
Frederick Reamer
Codes of ethics
Donna McAuliffe
Ethical decision making
Lena Dominelli
Anti-oppressive practice
Brid Featherstone & Kate Morris
Feminist ethics of care
Purnima Sundar
Diversity and social work practice
Richard Hugman
Human rights and social justice
 
PART FIVE: SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH
Daniel Gredig, Ian Shaw and Peter Sommerfeld
Mapping the social work research agenda
Bruce Thyer
Evidence-based social work
Brian Taylor
Intervention research
Donald Forrester
Evaluation research
Deborah Padgett
Qualitative social work research
Mark Baldwin
Participatory action research
Elaine Sharland
Systematic review
 
PART SIX: SOCIAL WORK IN CONTEXT
Stan Houston
Children and families
Barbara Fawcett
Mental health
Nancy Hooyman
Older people
Romel Mackelprang
Disability
Doreen Elliott
Immigrants and refugees
Holly Matto
Drug and alcohol intervention
Nicola Carr
Criminal and juvenile justice
Steven Walker
Family support services
 
PART SEVEN: FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR SOCIAL WORK
Paul Michael Garrett
The future(s) of social work
David Stoesz & H. Karger
Social work education
Imogen Taylor
Interprofessional practice
Thomas Ley
New technologies for practice
Peter Beresford
Service-user participation
Narda Razack
International social work
Kwaku Osei-Hwedie, Morena Rankopo
Social work in developing countries
Iain Ferguson Stirling
The politics of social work

'This manual will be indispensable for anyone wishing to understand recent findings on common themes and different points of view in international social work. It presents a continued flow of practical orientation in easy to read contributions'
- Prof. Dr. Rainer Treptow,
University of Tuebingen, Institute of Education



'This manual will be indispensable for anyone wishing to understand recent findings on common themes and different points of view in international social work. It presents a continued flow of practical orientation in easy to read contributions'
- Prof. Dr. Rainer Treptow,
University of Tuebingen, Institute of Education


K.E. Murphy
Northwestern University
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Mel Gray

James O. Midgley

James Midgley is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services and Dean Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Originally from South Africa, he studied at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and held academic appointments at both universities before moving to the United States 1985 where he served as as Dean of the School of Social Work and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at Louisiana State University. He accepted the appointment as Specht Professor and Dean of the School of Social Welfare Berkeley in 1997.He has published widely on issues of social development, social policy,... More About Author

Stephen A Webb

In 2008 Stephen Webb was appointed from the University of Sussex, UK to the University of Newcastle. He is Professor of Human Sciences and Director of the newly established Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (RISIW). Professor Webb is one of the worlds leading international researchers in the field of human services, Social Policy and is a pioneer of evidence-based practice research. His influential international research and publications since the late 1980s have significantly enriched the field of human services research by bringing innovative theoretical and methodological perspectives to the evaluation of social... More About Author

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