Social Work: From Theory to Practice, 3e

Louise Harms, Marie Connolly

Social workers draw on a variety of theoretical perspectives to inform their practice and understand the diverse settings in which they work. Social Work: From Theory to Practice explores practice theories through the discipline’s unique interpretive lens and demonstrates how these can be understood and enacted by practitioners in human services settings. This third edition includes new material on trauma-informed practice and Indigenous practice, as well as enhanced content relating to child protection and family violence, and narrative approaches. New practitioner reflections and case studies illustrate how theory influences practice and facilitates change. Thought-provoking case study discussion questions prompt students to reflect on key concepts and develop strategies for practice. Highly readable and engaging, Social Work: From Theory to Practice builds a strong foundation for theoretically informed practice. This text enables practitioners to develop the skills required to confidently and critically evaluate their work as they respond in complex practice contexts.

Includes new and enhanced material on trauma-informed practice, Indigenous practice and family violence

New case studies and examples provide practitioner perspectives on practice

Explores the way in which social theories have translated into social work practice

Paperback & ebook

Louise Harms and Marie Connolly

Louise Harms is Professor and Deputy Head of Social Work and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Marie Connolly is Professor and Head of Social Work at the University of Melbourne.

Cambridge University Press

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Social Work: From Theory to Practice, 3e
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