Modern Social Work Theory by Malcolm PayneModern Social Work Theory by Malcolm Payne

Modern Social Work Theory

byMalcolm Payne

Paperback | June 15, 2014

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This masterly text is a classic in its field and will be a reliable companion throughout the course of your studies and your career as a social work practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and conciseevaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. Modern Social Work Theory is now more accessible and comprehensive than ever, offering: the most complete coverage of social work theory, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas, including a new chapter dedicated to strengths, narrative, and solutions approaches; a host of brand new caseexamples showing how theories can be applied to everyday practice; new analysis of the ethical dimensions of different social work theories and what common values they share; Pause and Reflect questions to encourage you to draw on your own experience and develop your thinking; and updated Exampletext sections which summarize the most current thinking and help bridge the gap between introductions to each theory and more specialist writing.
Malcolm Payne is Emeritus Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University and from 2003 to 2012 he was Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care and Policy, and Development Adviser at St Christopher s Hospice in London. He is a widely-translated best-selling author and editor of many books and articles, including Humanistic Social Work...
Title:Modern Social Work TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 9.8 × 6.81 × 0.79 inPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: THINKING ABOUT SOCIAL WORK THEORY1. The Social Construction of Social Work TheoryDT Theory and Knowledge in Social Work PracticeDT Theory and Practice in Social WorkDT Arenas of Social Work ConstructionDT Conclusion: Using Ideas about Social Work TheoryPause and Reflect: Summarizing the Claims for TheoryCase Examples:DTUsing Induction and Deduction When Working with Dying PeopleDT Using Practice Theory in Working with a Bereaved SonDT A Client's Pathway to the Service Contributes to a Shared Construction of Social WorkDT A Drug User'sDT Domestic ViolenceDT Mental Illness2. Evaluating Social Work TheoryDT Major StatementsDT The Main Groups of Practice TheoryDT Reviews of Practice Theory in Social WorkDT Using Theory Selectively and EclecticallyDT Theory in Different Forms of Social Work: Group, Macro, Residential Care, and Family Therapy PracticePause and Reflect: Choosing Theories as UsefulPause and Reflect: How to Use Selection and Eclectic PracticeCase Examples:DT Selecting from Theories to Develop an Eclectic Agency Practice3. Connecting Theory and Practice DT Practice IssuesDT Major StatementsDT Why Do We Use Theory in a Practical Activity?DT Practice Approaches To Using TheoryDT Conclusion: Using Theory-Practice IdeasPause and Reflect: How Might Generalizations Help Us?Pause and Reflect: How are Theory and Practice Different?Pause and Reflect: Repressing or Expressing Your Emotions in PracticeCase Examples:DT Maintaining Coherence while Using Different Theoretical Models at Different StagesDT Carrie's Fear of Crying Focuses Her Use of SelfDT Chinese and Western Views of Mental IllnessDT Hayley's 'Crisis' Questions Led Soumen to Defend His Family's 'Moral Adequacy'DT Henry's Death and His MarriageDT Josie Discusses Theory Openly with Her ClientsDT The Theory of Making TeaDT Knowledge and Prevention in Child Welfare ServicesPart 2: REVIEWING SOCIAL WORK THEORIES4. Psychodynamic Practice DT Practice IssuesDT The Politics of Psychodynamic TheoryDT Conclusion: Using Psychodynamic TheoryPause and Reflect: Psychoanalytic Ideas with Cultural Influence on Social WorkPause and Reflect: Looking At Underlying Factors in BehaviourCase Examples:DT Julia's Social Work CareerDT David's Unconscious Feelings about His MotherDT Dealing with David's AngerDT Should Diana Get Her Children Back?DT Gillian's Use of Emotion in Managing The Relationship with Her FamilyDT A Single Parent Makes a New StartDT Two Single Mothers' Approaches to Their DaughtersDT Mentalizing about Removing a Child from the Mother's CareExample Text: DT Brandell (2004) on Psychodynamic Social WorkDT Shemmings and Shemmings (2011) on Attachment Theory5. Crisis and Task-Centred Practice DT The Politics of Crisis Intervention and Task-Centred PracticeDT Conclusion: Using Crisis and Task-Centred TheoryPause and Reflect: Jeanne Debates whether to Report a RapeCase Examples:DT Peter's Father's DivorceDT His Wife's DeathDT Multiple Definitions of Problems-Joan's JobDT Exploring Ethan's Drug ProblemsDT Haroun Singh ExperiencesExample Text: DT Thompson (2011a)DT Marsh and Doel (2005) on Task-Centred Practice6. Cognitive-Behavioural Practice DT The Politics of CBT TheoryDT Conclusion: Using CBTPause and Reflect: Fabia's Life ObjectivesPause and Reflect: Freda's School-Related AnxietyCase Examples:DT Getting Muddy at the ParkDT Feliks and the Park AgainDT Extinguishing His Mother's DisapprovalDT Counterconditioning in EnuresisDT The Threat of UnemploymentDT The Neuroscientific Basis of Drug AbuseDT Mrs. Folwell's ArthritisDT Fred's AnxietyDT Faisal's Social ActivitiesExample Text: DT Dobson and Dobson (2009)7. Systems and Ecological Practice DT The Politics of Systems TheoryDT Conclusion: Using Systems and Ecological TheoryPause and Reflect: Selecting Levels and FocusesCase Example: DT Pete, a Hyperactive Child in the Marsalis FamilyDT Seeing Practice in Systems TermsDT Involvement with Different Aspects of a Family's NeedsDT Context Defines Responsibilities with a Disabled PersonDT Tyler's Drug Abuse and Mrs. Garrod's HousingExample Text: DT Gitterman and Germain's (2008) Life Model of Social Work8. Macro Practice, Social Development, and Social Pedagogy DT The Politics of Social and Community DevelopmentDT Conclusion: Using Macro, Social Development, and Social Pedagogy IdeasPause and Reflect: Communities and Shared InterestsCase Example: DT The Social Pedagogy Pilot Programme in UK Children's Residential CareDT Kevin, a Hyperactive ChildDT A Volunteering Scheme for a Housing ProjectDT Saving the SettlementDT Reviving the SettlementExample Text: DT Burghardt's (2011) Macro PracticeDT Midgley's Social Development9. Strengths, Narrative, and Solution PracticeDT The Politics of Narrative, Solution and Strengths PracticeDT Conclusion: Using Strengths, Narrative, and Solution IdeasPause and Reflect: DT Criticizing Social Psychology's Contribution to Social WorkDT Underlying Claims of Constructions about Social ProblemsCase Example: DT Solution-Focused Questioning in Child SafeguardingDT Putting the Forms aside to Get the Story and Find the StrengthsDT Telling Children about DeathDT A Disabled Man's Allowance Is WithdrawnDT Starting a Child Safeguarding Visit With a MotherExample Text: DT Greene and Lee (2011) on Solution-Oriented Practice10. Humanistic Practice, Existentialism, and Spirituality DT The Politics of Humanistic and Related IdeasDT Conclusion: Using Humanistic Social WorkCase Example: DT Jabari's UnemploymentExample Text: DT Glassman's (2009) Humanistic GroupworkDT Holloway and Moss (2010) on Spirituality and Social Work11. Empowerment and Advocacy DT The Politics of Empowerment and AdvocacyDT Conclusion: Using Empowerment and Advocacy TheoryPause and Reflect: A Case Example Celia's Care DecisionsPause and Reflect: Think about Who Loses and Gains by Examining an 'Understanding The Issue' StatementPause and Reflect: Potential Advocacy ApproachesCase Example: DT Moving into a Mental Health HostelDT Choosing a New Team LeaderExample Text: DT Lee's (2001) Empowerment ApproachDT Hoefer's (2012) Advocacy for Social Justice12. Critical Practice DT The Politics of Critical TheoryDT Conclusion: Using Critical Social WorkPause and Reflect: Your Examples of Oppression MythsPause and Reflect: Examples of OppressionPause and Reflect: Structural Challenge in Your AgencyCase Example: DT The Housing Project for Mentally Ill PeopleDT How Praxis WorksDT The Disability and Youth Groups in a Community CenterExample Text: DT Mullaly's (2007) 'New' Structural Social WorkDT Fook's (2012) Critical Practice13. Feminist Practice DT The Politics of Feminist Social WorkDT Conclusion: Using Feminist Theory in PracticePause and Reflect: Mr. Jones's AttitudesPause and Reflect: Is Alice and Karina's Work a 'Feminist Conspiracy'?Case Example: DT The Parsimonious SisterDT The Man Who 'Tapped' His WifeDT Jacob Tries to Close off Family Issues on AssessmentDT Feminist Woman-Centred Practice with an Older Man and WomanExample Text: DT V. White's (2006) 'The State of Feminist Social Work'14. Anti-Oppressive and Multicultural Sensitivity Approaches to Practice DT The Politics of Anti-Oppression and SensitivityDT Conclusion: Using Anti-Oppressive and Multicultural Sensitivity ApproachesPause and Reflect: Rams and Goats in the Social Housing SchemePause and Reflect: Your Life ExperiencePause and Reflect: Using the Web of Intersecting IdentitiesCase Example: DT Confusion about Nia's DisabilityDT Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Residential CareDT Selma's Life Develops from Profound DeafnessExample Text: DT Dalrymple and Burke (2006) on Anti-Oppressive PracticeDT Sisneros et al. (2008) on Critical Multicultural Social Work

Editorial Reviews

"I regard Payne's Modern Social Work Theory as a classic and the best of its type. It not only covers theories well for new social workers but is an excellent refresher for more seasoned academics." --Jan Fook, Kingston University, UK