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Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice

A Practical Skills Guide

By Pam Green Lister

Routledge – 2012 – 134 pages

Series: Student Social Work

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Description

All social work students study theory and undertake practice placements. Integrating the two – so that each informs the other – is both essential and notoriously tricky. This accessible book demystifies the process and offers helpful evidence-based strategies for doing it successfully.

Structured around different approaches to learning, Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice covers:

  • Adult and student centred learning
  • Learning and teaching techniques and assessment methods
  • How to locate and identify theory
  • How to critically analyse theory
  • Key theoretical concepts in social science
  • Issues surrounding anti-oppressive theory and practice
  • Methods of intervention
  • Integrating theory and practice in academic work and on placements.

This essential text helps students to identify, critically analyse and apply theory appropriately, enhancing their practice. It will be useful to all social work students struggling with the theory-practice gap.

Reviews

'A clear and accessible book written in an engaging style, with useful activities and techniques to guide the integration of theory and practice in social work, underpinned by the author's research into student learning and extensive teaching experience. It will be a valuable addition to social work students' personal library.' – Anne Quinney, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Bournemouth University, UK.

Contents

Selected contents: 1. Introduction 2. Learning Processes 3. Reflection, Criticality and Transfer of Learning 4. Theoretical Explanations: How and Where to Look 5. Anti Oppressive Theories and Concepts 6. Anti Oppressive Processes 7. Integrating Theory and Practice in Assessment 8. Integrating Theory and Practice in Social Work Interventions: Beginning to Understand Social Work Methods 9. Integrating Theory and Practice in Social Work Interventions: Furthering the Critique and Applying the Method 10. Critical Incident Analyses 11. Concluding Remarks

Name: Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice: A Practical Skills Guide (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Pam Green Lister. All social work students study theory and undertake practice placements. Integrating the two – so that each informs the other – is both essential and notoriously tricky. This accessible book demystifies the process and offers helpful...
Categories: Social Work Practice, Social Work Theory, Ethics and Values, Social Work and Social Policy