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Social Work and Human Problems: Casework, Consultation and Other Topics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080231273, 9781483140865

Social Work and Human Problems: Casework, Consultation and Other Topics

1st Edition

Social Work Series

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Author: Elizabeth E. Irvine
Editor: Jean P. Nursten
eBook ISBN: 9781483140865
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 274
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Social Work and Human Problems: Casework, Consultation and Other Topics is a five-part book that first discusses the aspects of casework in social work. Part II details the consultation and mental health education. Parts III and IV elucidate the needs of client groups with special problems as well as the values and knowledge for social work. The last part explains the psycho-social aspects of adolescence and anxiety. The significant contributions of Donald Winnicott are also shown.

Table of Contents




Part I Aspects of Casework

1. Renaissance in British Casework

2. The Function and Use of Relationship Between Client and Psychiatric Social Worker

3. Transference and Reality in the Casework Relationship

4. A New Look at Casework

5. The Right to Intervene

Part II Experiences in Consultation and Mental Health Education

6. Two Approaches to Adjustment Problems among Children in Institutions

7. The Use of Small Group Discussions in the Teaching of Human Relations and Mental Health

8. Mental Health Education in the Community: The Question of Sanction

Part III The Needs of Client Groups with Special Problems

9. The Hard-to-like Family

10.(i) Groupwork with the Inarticulate (by Lorna Walker)

Appendix: Case Histories of Two Members

(ii) Helping the Immature to Grow Up (by E.E. Irvine)

11. The "Problem Family" and Society

12. Psychosis in Parents: Mental Illness as a Problem for the Family

13. Children at Risk

Part IV Values and Knowledge for Social Work

14. A Common Base for Social Work: Values and Knowledge

15. The Study of Human Growth and Behaviour: Science or Humanity?

16. Knowledge and Language

Part V Miscellany: Adolescence, Prediction and Anxiety. The Contribution of a Great Psycho-analyst to Social Work

17. Psycho-social Aspects of Adolescence: Problems of Uncertain Role and Obscure Communication

18. The Risks of the Register: or the Management of Expectation

19. The Role of Donald Winnicott: Healing, Teaching, Nurture


Author Index

Subject Index


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