Authority in Social Casework

Authority in Social Casework

The Commonwealth and International Library: Social Work Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Authors: Robert Foren, Royston Bailey
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136813

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Authority in Social Casework reviews the various settings in which social work is practiced. This book describes the presence of some component of authority in all casework situations while distinguishing the modes suitable to each setting and to the various needs of clients. Organized into three parts encompassing 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the practice of social casework in an authority setting. This text then examines the different concepts of authority as they affect the casework process. Other chapters consider the ways in which authority inheres in the role and function of workers in various casework settings. This book discusses as well the ways in which the nature of the setting determines the types of authority its workers possess. The final chapter deals with the use of a more assertive casework methods of support, which depends on the accurate assessment of the degree of maturity indicated by the client. Caseworkers will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    Editor's Note




    Part I. The Nature of Authority

    Chapter 1 The Concept of Authority


    Chapter 2 Attitudes Toward Control


    Part II. Authority in Different Settings

    Chapter 3 The Concept of The Agency


    Chapter 4 Casework in Probation


    Chapter 5 Casework in The Family Service Unit


    Chapter 6 Casework in Child Care


    Chapter 7 Casework in Prison


    Chapter 8 Casework in The Hospital Setting


    Chapter 9 Casework in The Psychiatric Setting


    Part III. The Appropriate Use of Authority

    Chapter 10 Differential Casework Treatment

    I. Appropriate Methods

    II. Toward the Validation of Casework Methods



Product details

  • No. of pages: 332
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136813

About the Authors

Robert Foren

Royston Bailey

About the Editor

Jean Nursten

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