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Psychology and social work : applied perspectives

Author: Gabriela Misca; Peter Unwin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : Polity Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Misca, Gabriela.
Psychology and Social Work : Applied Perspectives.
Oxford : Polity Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriela Misca; Peter Unwin
ISBN: 9780745696300 0745696309 9780745696317 0745696317 9780745696348 0745696341
OCLC Number: 975210340
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 202 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Acknowledgements; 1 The Place of Psychological Knowledge and Research in Social Work Training and Practice; Introduction; Public engagement with psychology; The realities of contemporary social work; The research base underpinning psychological sciences and social work practice; The many strands of psychology; Outline of book: next chapters; Further reading and resources; 2 Signposts from Developmental Psychology on Human Development over the Life Course; Introduction; What is developmental psychology and how is it relevant to social work? Debates within developmental psychologyTheories of development; Early life experiences and resilience in development; Summary; Further reading and resources; 3 Perspectives from Clinical and Counselling Psychology on Mental Health and Illness; Introduction; Definitions; Classification of mental health problems; Theoretical perspectives in understanding mental illness and treatment approaches; Controversies in contemporary clinical practice; Cultural issues in clinical psychology; Summary; Further reading and resources. 4 Perspectives from Social and Community Psychology: Understanding Values, Attitudes, Diversity and Community ChangeIntroduction; Understanding values, attitudes, prejudice and stereotypes; Stigma, diversity and community change; Understanding groups in social work training and practice; Summary; Further reading and resources; 5 Health Psychology: Understanding Health, Illness, Stress and Addiction; Introduction; What is health psychology?; A bio-psychosocial model of health; Obesity and child neglect; Concepts and theories; Dementia --
a shared concern for health psychology and social work. Stress, coping and healthThe impact of addiction on individuals and families; Summary; Further reading and resources; 6 Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Individual and the Organization in the Social Work Structure; Introduction; The organizational context of social work; Individuals in the organization: the employee life-course cycle; Organizational behaviour; Summary; Further reading and resources; 7 Forensic Psychology: Understanding Criminal Behaviour and Working with Victims of Crime; Introduction; Psychosocial theories of criminal behaviour. Social learning theory: contribution to the understanding of offending behaviourWorking with adult and child victims of crime; Working with offenders; Summary; Further reading and resources; 8 Conclusions; A post-view of the book; Final reflections; References; Index; End User License Agreement.
Responsibility: Gabriela Misca and Peter Unwin.

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