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"A simple advent to the main customary theories and techniques in social paintings perform. The ebook explores the idea that of a idea and a mode, the adaptation among the 2 and the ways that they're attached. Teater additionally discusses the social worker-client dating and gives a convenient evaluation of anti-oppressive practice"--P. [4] of canopy. entrance hide; part identify web page; identify web page; Copyright web page; commitment; compliment for this publication; Contents; checklist of packing containers; record of figures; record of tables; 1 advent to theories and strategies; 2 Social structures thought and the ecological standpoint; three The strengths point of view; four Empowerment and use of language; five Social constructivism; 6 Feminist concept and perform; 7 Person-centred method; eight Motivational interviewing; nine Cognitive behavioural remedy; 10 Solution-focused perform; eleven Task-centred social paintings; 12 main issue intervention; Index; again hide

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Systems are defined as being either open, where the system is receptive to and influenced by outside stimulus, or closed, where the system is solid or unreceptive to outside stimulus. The purpose for the theory development stems from the desire to explain the complex interplay of various parts of a system, particularly open systems, and how these different parts interact to purposely create a whole. SOCIAL SYSTEMS THEORY AND THE ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE 17 Among the first to apply general systems theory to social work were Pincus and Minahan (1973; 1977) and Goldstein (1973; 1977), who used systems theory in their discussion and application of the unitary model, and Specht and Vickery (1977), particularly in the UK, who discussed the application of the systems theory to casework.

A’s behaviour towards B will influence B’s behaviour towards A, and A’s response to B’s behaviour will influence B’s response to A’s behaviour. 1 demonstrates how the subsystems of the couple system interact and influence each other. Therefore, when examining a system one must look at the ways in which the parts of the system interact and interconnect to make the whole. As with this example, the behaviour and actions of A cannot be explained without considering the behaviours and actions of B. 1 Illustration of the interconnection and interdependence of systems.

15), social workers are required to consider three key levels when implementing anti-oppressive practice: (1) intellectual – understanding the principles and methods of working in an anti-oppressive way; (2) emotional – ability to deal with oppression and discrimination in a confident way, and the ability to learn from one’s mistakes; and (3) practical – ability to implement the principles of anti-oppressive practice. Summary and overview of the book This chapter has defined the concepts of theory and method, and has discussed how these two concepts are both independent and interrelated.

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