A brief introduction to social work theory david howe pdf
A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory by David Howe
Narrative Theory: An introduction
A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory
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Social workers need to recognize the critical role that theory plays both in the way they make sense of what is going on and in the way they order their work. Such recognition clarifies practice for both the worker and the client. David Howe's classic text provides a framework to help social workers develop an understanding of the theories which inescapably underpin their thoughts and actions. This edition contains a new preface by the author, written in , in which he examines the continuing value of his framework, concluding that it remains an effective tool for making sense of the profession's most current ideas. The book covers a range of theoretical approaches, demonstrating through examples that different theories necessarily lead to very different practices. It offers a stimulating guide to social work theory which is proven to help social workers both to understand their practices and to practise in a disciplined and imaginative way. Search all titles.
It is now more than twenty years since the publication of An Introduction to Social Work Theory Howe, , a book that I, and many others no doubt, used extensively with social work students in an attempt to explain and reinforce the relevance of theorising within practice. Since then, David Howe's published work has focused primarily on attachment theory, notably in relation to child maltreatment and neglect, but many other authors have stepped into the breach and introductions to social work theory and methods abound so it is interesting to consider what this new book has to offer. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.