New PDF release: An introduction to applying social work theories and methods

By Barbra Teater

ISBN-10: 0335240550

ISBN-13: 9780335240555

ISBN-10: 1283338734

ISBN-13: 9781283338738

"A simple advent to the main universal theories and strategies in social paintings perform. The e-book explores the idea that of a concept and a style, the variation among the 2 and the ways that they're hooked up. Teater additionally discusses the social worker-client courting and gives a convenient assessment of anti-oppressive practice"--P. [4] of canopy. entrance conceal; part identify web page; name web page; Copyright web page; commitment; compliment for this booklet; Contents; checklist of packing containers; checklist of figures; checklist of tables; 1 creation to theories and strategies; 2 Social platforms conception and the ecological viewpoint; three The strengths viewpoint; four Empowerment and use of language; five Social constructivism; 6 Feminist thought and perform; 7 Person-centred method; eight Motivational interviewing; nine Cognitive behavioural treatment; 10 Solution-focused perform; eleven Task-centred social paintings; 12 concern intervention; Index; again hide

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A system should be viewed as consisting of several interlocking elements and/or subsystems that interact together to form a functional purposeful whole. These elements and/or subsystems each have a purpose and are not randomly constructed together. For example, an individual should be viewed as a whole consisting of biological, physiological and psychological elements that interact together to fulfil a basic purpose of existing and surviving. When considering the individual, these elements should not be viewed in isolation but should be considered together in creating the whole individual.

An open system is on the other side of the spectrum from a closed system which is unresponsive or unaffected by outside stimuli. In describing the system as open, social system theory states that the system is goal directed to maintain homeostasis, which maintains the system and allows it to respond to change (Forder, 1976). 1 19 Concepts and definitions used in social systems theory Concept Definition System A set of elements that are orderly and interrelated to make a functional whole1 Subsystem A subsystem is one part or element of a larger system, but the subsystem can act as a smaller system on its own (that is, an individual as a subsystem of its family, yet the individual is a system on its own) Open system Open systems interact with their environment and are affected and influenced by these interactions.

When there is a positive person:environment fit, individuals feel a sense of adaptedness, which includes feelings of security and perceptions of themselves and their environment as holding resources necessary to support their human growth and potential. Alternatively, a negative person:environment fit is a result of individuals lacking a sense of security within their environment and experiencing inadequate personal and environment resources which are needed to maintain and feed their growth and development.

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