Psychology and Social Work

Applied Perspectives

Author: Gabriela Misca,Peter Unwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745696341

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 3546

Successful social work practice is underpinned by knowledge, theories and research findings from a range of related disciplines, key among which is psychology. This timely book offers a grounded and engaging guide to psychology's vital role at the heart of contemporary social work practice. The book skilfully addresses some of the central theoretical developments in psychology from an applied perspective, and explains how these make essential contributions to the methods and theory base of social work in ways that foster critical evaluation and promote best practice. Written by two authors with extensive backgrounds in psychology and social work respectively—as well as a deep understanding of the intersections of the two—this book delivers a unique synthesis of perspectives and approaches, focusing on their application to the lives of individuals and families. Each chapter contains reflective points and case studies based on contemporary practice realities which are related to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Workers and also to the Health and Care Professions Council's Standards of Proficiency. Times have never been more challenging for social work and this book will be an invaluable source of professional support within the ever-more complex psychological worlds where social work takes place.
Posted in Political Science

Applied Psychology for Social Work

Author: Ewan Ingleby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844457168

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 8659

Psychology is an important part of the social work syllabus, usually studied as a separate module in the first year, but also integrated within the academic curriculum. This fully updated edition will help students understand the concepts of psychology and apply them to their own practice. It shows that, for social workers, it is important for psychology to be studied in the contexts of social care, as it offers potential explanations of complex aspects of human behaviour and development. An overview of the key psychological approaches is given and the author demonstrates how these can be applied to social work practice.
Posted in Social Science

Child and Adolescent Psychology for Social Work and Allied Professions

Applied Perspectives

Author: Gabriela Misca,Peter Unwin

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9780230368439

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 3483

This essential new textbook meets the challenges faced by those who work with children in order to provide safe and effective practice. It identifies the ways in which social work and psychology need to work together to achieve this. Misca and Unwin reflect on the need for 'research mindedness' in social work education, and offer an invaluable critical analysis of current knowledge of child and adolescent psychology theory and research to help inform best social work practice. Whether a student on a qualifying course or an experienced practitioner, this is essential reading for social workers and psychologists working with children and adolescents.
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Life-Span Developmental Psychology

Normative Life Crises

Author: Nancy Datan,Leon H. Ginsberg

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483266044

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 332

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Life-Span Developmental Psychology: Normative Life Crises is a compilation of papers that deals with various points of view between the academic perspective — studies in developmental psychology and applied perspective — and the practical efforts of social workers to help individual clients. Part I discusses normative life crises from the two perspectives that include human behavior theory in social work education. This part also includes an interdisciplinary approach covering developmental, social, sociological, economic, and psychological fields. Part II covers the normative life crises in individual development such as discussions on death, ego development, and a practioner's response on models of ego development. The book also discusses an abstract model versus an actual individual experience in dealing with crises, as well as the meanings of adaptation and survival during old age. Part III presents the normative life crises in the family circle covering topics such as parenthood, sex roles, depression, widowhood, and an example of situational stress. Part IV deals with the normative life crises and the social system, including socialization, life course, changing work cycles, and public policy on death. This book will prove valuable for psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, social workers, and behavioral scientists.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Psychology for Social Work

A Comprehensive Guide to Human Growth and Development

Author: Emma Zara O'Brien

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137577002

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 1007

This exciting new book is an engaging and accessible introduction to understanding human behaviour and development from a psychological perspective. Written by a psychologist with extensive teaching experience, it offers a clear and systematic exploration of psychological concepts and research, and discussion of their relevance for social work practice. The psychological framework provides thematic coherence for a uniquely wide range of material, from brain development to communication skills, psychiatric diagnoses to forms of discrimination. Adopting a logical and intuitive structure, its material is relevant both to Human Growth and Development modules and a range of other Social Work modules with psychological content. Psychology for Social Work offers a truly integrative resource for students, allowing them to see how different elements of theory and research connect together for practical application. Written as an introductory text, the language is accessible and user-friendly with diagrams and 'In Focus' pieces used to support learning. There is an emphasis on student learning and chapters include an outline at its beginning; definition boxes to highlight important information; and the use of case studies and activities to encourage students to engage with the topics at hand.
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Practice and Research in Social Work

Postmodern Feminist Perspectives

Author: Barbara Fawcett,Brid Featherstone,Amy Rossiter,Jan Fook

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415195126

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 6709

Although postmodernist theory has been related to and explored in sociology and social policy, this book is amongst the first to apply the theories to social work, and relate them to current debates. Contributors come from the UK, Australia, South Africa and Canada and many have professional experience as social workers. They appraise the key issues in the contested field of postmodernism and feminism and focus on their applications to practice, research and education in social work.
Posted in Social Science

Applied Social Psychology and Organizational Settings

Author: John S. Carroll

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317542738

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

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Originally published in 1990, this title presents work that bridges social psychology and organizations. The primary goal is understanding, but that goal has two opposite sides: understanding organizations by bringing to bear the concepts and methods of social psychology (along with other social sciences), and understanding and developing social psychology by confronting it with the phenomena of actual organizational life. As such the authors break down some traditional stereotypical barriers between the academic world and the business world, between theoretical and applied research, between laboratory and field, and between various academic sub-disciplines. The result is a series of challenging forays into new research domains from which provocative ideas and provocative phenomena emerge.
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Core Social Work

International Theory, Values and Practice

Author: Willem Blok

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004017

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 3593

It is important for practising and trainee social workers to have a full understanding of the work they do and its role in society. This book provides an introduction to 'the essentials' of social work. Written from an international perspective, the author details the core theory, values and practice which unite social workers around the world. He covers professional standards, social work education and training and social work structures, and outlines a vision of the future of social work: where it is now, and what needs to be done to protect its identity. This accessible text will be required reading for social work professionals and students.
Posted in Social Science

Social Work Perspectives on Human Behavior

Author: Margarete Parrish

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335262856

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 5395

This book explains the wide basis of perspectives on which we build an understanding of people's behaviours and why we respond in the way we do.
Posted in Social Science

Basic and Applied Perspectives on Learning, Cognition, and Development

The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology

Author: Charles A. Nelson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134792263

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 2968

Although current views of cognitive development owe a great deal to Jean Piaget, this field has undergone profound change in the years since Piaget's death. This can be witnessed both in the influence connectionist and dynamical system models have exerted on theories of cognition and language, and in how basic work in cognitive development has begun to influence those who work in applied (e.g., educational) settings. This volume brings together an eclectic group of distinguished experts who collectively represent the full spectrum of basic to applied aspects of cognitive development. This book begins with chapters on cognition and language that represent the current Zeitgeist in cognitive science approaches to cognitive development broadly defined. Following a brief commentary on this work, the next section turns to more applied issues. Although the focus here is on arithmetic learning, the research programs described have profound implications for virtually all aspects of education and learning. The last chapter views cognitive development from the perspective of ethology and evolutionary biology, and in so doing provides a theoretical perspective that is novel and in some ways, prescient: specifically, how can our views of cognition incorporate recent work in biology?
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Fostering Healing and Growth

A Psychoanalytic Social Work Approach

Author: Joyce Edward, MSSA, BCD,Jean Sanville

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1461628555

Category: Psychology

Page: 484

View: 9741

In each of the twenty-three stories, we are afforded a glimpse of the two actors in the drama as they meet and size up one another, negotiate and renegotiate their agreement to collaborate, work through and play through the shifting positive and negative transferences and countertransferences toward a working relationship, experience both frustrations and triumphs as they persevere in attempts to promote healing and growth. These are exciting narratives, documenting the ethic that underlies the psychoanalytic vision and the animation that it affords both participants.
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An Introduction To Applying Social Work Theories And Methods

Author: Teater, Barbra

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335247636

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7772

A student-friendly introduction to social work theories and methods, drawing on current social work research.
Posted in Social Science

Transforming Social Work Practice

Postmodern Critical Perspectives

Author: Bob Pease,Jan Fook

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415216470

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 234

View: 7470

Offers new strategies for social workers concerned with political action and social justice. It explores ways of developing practice frameworks, paradigms and principles which take advantage of the perspectives offered by postmodern theory.
Posted in POLITICAL SCIENCE

Cultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective

Author: Gary Ferraro,Susan Andreatta

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305162870

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 9091

Explore cultural anthropology and its relevance in today's world with Gary Ferraro and Susan Andreatta's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE, Tenth Edition. This contemporary book provides interesting real-world examples and applications of the principles and practices of anthropology, helping readers appreciate other cultures as well as their own--and apply what they learn to situations in their personal and professional life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Processes of Community Change and Social Action

Author: Allen M. Omoto

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135628831

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

View: 437

This volume--an outgrowth of the annual meeting of the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology--focuses on examples of social change and community action, and the processes at work in creating change. The presenters engaged each other and the audience in thinking about how best to create and sustain social change. This volume represents a product of their cumulative insight, research results, and perspectives, including chapters from each of the symposium presenters, as well as a few selected chapters from other noted scholars. Taken as a whole, the volume is highly accessible and presents findings from provocative and programmatic research that offer illuminating lessons for anyone interested in attempts at community change, civic participation, and social action. Processes of Community Change and Social Action provides cutting-edge and complementary approaches to understanding the causes and effects of broad civic participation. The contributors to this volume are all distinguished researchers and theorists, well known for their work on different aspects of processes of community change and social action. They address topics related to service learning, social movements, political socialization, civil society, and especially volunteerism. This unique interdisciplinary collection appeals to social, personality, community, and developmental psychologists, sociologists, and public health researchers. It also should be of considerable interest to practitioners of social action and individuals working to create social change.
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Cultural Competence in Assessment and Intervention with Ethnic Minorities

Some Perspectives from Psychology and Social Work

Author: Robert G. Malgady

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608051307

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

View: 3108

Without a thorough understanding of culture and its nuances on part of the mental health service providers, alienation, stigma, and culturally based impediments rule. While concerns for diversity have been raised on numerous occasions, with increasing frequency over the past four decades, little progress has been made in implementing such concerns in clinical practice. Over two-thirds of Americans receive treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and related disorders. Comorbidity is rarely diagnosed. These trends are greatly exacerbated among members of ethnic, cultural, and linguistic minority groups. the authors contributing to this volume share their clinical acumen and experiences, rooted in their evidence-based research. Their purpose is to bring issues attending assessment and treatment of ethnic minority clientele closer to the fore. Some of the leading authors on the topic, in psychology and social work, present their well earned clinical and research experiences in this volume. Case studies are presented which are instructive and intriguing, bringing together the richness of a multidisciplinary approach to the topic.
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New Paradigm Psychology of Reasoning

Basic and applied perspectives

Author: Shira Elqayam,Jean-François Bonnefon,David E. Over

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317202864

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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In recent years the psychology of reasoning has undergone radical change, which can only be seen as a Kuhn-style scientific revolution. This shift has been dubbed ‘New Paradigm’. For years, psychologists of reasoning focused on binary truth values and regarded the influence of belief as a bias. In contrast to this, the new paradigm puts probabilities, and subjective degrees of belief, centre stage. It also emphasises subjective psychological value, or utility; the way we reason within our own social environment (‘social pragmatics’); and the crucial role of dual process theories. Such theories distinguish between fast, intuitive processes, and effortful processes which enable hypothetical thinking. The new paradigm aims to integrate the psychology of reasoning with the study of judgement and decision making, leading to a much more unified field of higher mental processing. This collection showcases these recent developments, with chapters on topics such as the difference between deduction and induction, a Bayesian formulation of faint praise, the role of emotion in reasoning, and the relevance of psychology of reasoning to moral judgement. This book was originally published as a special issue of Thinking & Reasoning.
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Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families, 3rd Edition

Author: Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW,Manny J. Gonzalez, DSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610830X

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 5965

Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.
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