This popular and innovative core text book explores contemporary social work theories and perspectives in a systematic way, using an integrated and flexible framework to link context, theory, and practice approaches. Healy expertly provides an applied guide to social work theory across a range of organisational contexts, showing social work as a diverse activity that is profoundly shaped by professional purpose, public policy, and practice locations.
This is ideal reading to support and develop undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules on Social Work Theories and Methods on qualifying professional programmes. Its international breadth and supportive pedagogical features have ensured the book's value to students of social work all over the world.
"...[Healy] provides a very usable, easily readable guide to the application of theories to pracitce, and incorporates some thoughtful consideration of service users' rights and perspective that are very relevant to advocacy efforts." - Margarete Parrish, The Higher Education Academy (Social Policy and Social Work)