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Published: 11 January 2021

600 Pages

ISBN: 9780197568088

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Modern Social Work Theory

Fifth Edition

Malcolm Payne

  • Complete coverage of social work theory, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas
  • Clear and concise evaluations and comparisons of the major theories that inform social work practice
  • Case Examples and "Pause and Reflect" questions to encourage students to draw on their own experience and develop critical thinking skills

New to this Edition:

  • A fuller treatment of Psychodynamic Theory in Chapter 4: "Psychodynamic Relational Practice" and Chapter 5: "Psychodynamic Attachment Practice"
  • An emphasis on green social work and environmental approaches to practice in new Chapter 16: "Eco Practice"
  • New material on motivational interviewing, strengths, solutions, and narrative practice in a new Chapter 8, "Motivational Interviewing"
  • New content on post-colonial approaches and critiques of multicultural and anti-racist theories in Chapter 18, " Anti-oppressive, Indigenous, and Multicultural Sensitivity Practice"

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