Science and Social Work: A Critical Appraisal by Stuart Kirk

Science and Social Work: A Critical Appraisal

byStuart Kirk, William J. Reid

Kobo ebook | April 6, 2012

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Stuart A. Kirk is Marjorie Crump Professor and chair of the Ph.D. program of the Department of Social Welfare, School of Public Policy and Social Research at UCLA. William J. Reid is Distinguished Professor of Social Welfare at the State University of New York at Albany.
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Title:Science and Social Work: A Critical AppraisalFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 6, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231529236

ISBN - 13:9780231529235

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Table of Contents

1. Knowledge, Science, and the Profession of Social Work
2. Science and Social Work: A Historical Perspective
3. Client Problems as Organizing Foci for Knowledge
4. The Scientific Model in Practice: The 1960s and Beyond
5. Engineering Social Work Intervention
6. Computer-Assisted Social Work Practice: The Promise of Technology, by Stuart Kirk, William Reid, and Carrie Petrucci
7. Research-Based Practice
8. Research Dissemination and Utilization: Spreading the Word
9. Knowledge for Practice: Issues and Challenges

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Kirk and Reid offer a clear eyed, empathic, yet sobering history, analysis and evaluation... of social work's failure to vigorously engage in the process of developing theories of practice and effective interventions.