Written by practicing social workers and social work educators this text analyses psychoanalytic and psychosocial approaches to social work and relates them to current practices and values. Focusing on working with children and families, the text covers salient issues in social work practice including risk assessment, dealing with parents with drug and alcohol problems, and supervision and management of emotional stress. With psychoanalytic and psychosocial approaches becoming increasingly popular this text will be a welcome addition for both professionals and students in the social work field, promoting analytical thinking and presenting practical examples of how psychoanalytic theories can be applied in practice.
Marion Bower is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Social Work in the Child and Family Department at the Tavistock Clinic. She has worked in child, adolescent and adult mental health services for over twenty years. She is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Social Work Practice and The British Journal of Psychotherapy. She is co-editor of 'The Emotional Needs of Young Children and Their Families-Using Psychoanalytic Ideas in Community Settings' Routledge. She is also an adult psychotherapist in private practice.
Release date NZ
September 22nd, 2005
Edited by Marion Bower
Country of Publication
5 black & white tables
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