Spirituality in Social Work Practice

The script on the ancient Greek Delphic Oracle to “Know Thyself” is as pertinent to contemporary social work clinicians as it was for earlier ... In spiritual terms, this testing means an initiation—ritual of passage and transformation.

Spirituality in Social Work Practice

First published in 1996. Currently there is a strong trend in the metal health professions to look at the whole picture when dealing with clients. Religion and spirituality are now officially accepted as a major portion of this picture. In keeping with this trend this book assesses the role of spiritually oriented assessments and interventions in clinical practice. By providing examples of both spiritual cosmologies and anthropologies, it offers a cross-cultural theoretical orientation and therapeutic rationale for spirituality in clinical settings. The book is an essential resource for social workers, mental health counsels, bereavement specialists, professional clergy, and others in the helping professions.

Groupwork Practice in Social Work

Transforming Social Work Practice – titles in the series Applied Psychology for Social Work (second edition) ... Work and Mental Health (fourth edition) Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland Social Work and Spirituality Social Work ...

Groupwork Practice in Social Work

Social work degree students must be confident in working with groups of service users as well as other professionals. This revised new edition introduces the practicalities of planning, establishing, facilitating and evaluating social work projects including small helping groups as well as interprofessional working parties. The authors examine the best methods in setting up a group, the issues around power and anti-oppressive practice, and how to cope with unexpected or unhelpful outcomes. This second edition features new material on sociodrama and psychodrama action methods, with more examples from actual groupwork projects.

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice

371) In this chapter, we present a conceptual model for understanding the flow of therapeutic transformation in social work and also selected spiritually oriented helping activities that are conducive to clients' spiritual growth.

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice

Weaving together interdisciplinary theory and research, as well as the results from a national survey of practitioners, the authors describe a spiritually oriented model for practice that places clients' challenges and goals within the context of their deepest meanings and highest aspirations. Using richly detailed case examples and thought-provoking activities, this highly accessible text illustrates the professional values and ethical principles that guide spiritually sensitive practice. It presents definitions and conceptual models of spirituality and religion; draws connections between spiritual diversity and cultural, gender, and sexual orientation diversity; and offers insights from Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Indigenous religions, Islam, Judaism, Existentialism, and Transpersonal theory. Eminently practical, it guides professionals in understanding and assessing spiritual development and related mental health issues and outlines techniques that support transformation and resilience, such as meditation, mindfulness, ritual, forgiveness, and engagement of individual and community-based spiritual support systems.

Social Work Assessment

Transforming Social Work Practice titles in the series Applied Psychology for Social Work (second edition) ... Work and Mental Health (third edition) Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland Social Work and Spirituality Social Work in ...

Social Work Assessment

At a time of change and review within social care, it is relevant to explore traditional skills, knowledge and values associated with assessment in the context of changing practice. This book introduces and explores assessment in social work in a user-friendly, yet comprehensive way. The author reviews the interpersonal skills necessary for social work practice, applying them particularly to assessment and outlines fundamental knowledge and theoretical models that can inform assessment. The professional social work value base underpinning assessment and the power balance between assessor and the person being assessed are also taken into consideration.

Management and Organisations in Social Work

Transforming Social Work Practice – titles in the series Applied Psychology for Social Work Collaborative Social ... and Mental Health (third edition) Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland Social Work and Spirituality Social Work in ...

Management and Organisations in Social Work

This fully revised and updated second edition looks at the study of social work management and organisations, focusing on relationships with crucial partners such as central government agencies, local partners and other social care organisations. Through an examination of current research and practice, the author explores the relationships between ideology, professional and personal values and decision making in organisational culture. Included in the text are case studies, activities and further reading lists to aid learning.

Effective Practice Learning in Social Work

Transforming Social Work Practice – titles in the series Applied Psychology for Social Work (second edition) ... Social Work and Mental Health (third edition) Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland Social Work and Spirituality ISBN ...

Effective Practice Learning in Social Work

The Department of Health requires students on the social work degree to undertake at least 200 days in direct practice learning during their course. Practice learning often raises great anxieties for students, agencies and those who supervise and assess it. This book tackles those anxieties, explaining the ways the experience can deliver a unique learning opportunity for the student. It is ideal for students undertaking or about to undertake practice learning, student supervisors and practice assessors, as well as trainers and policymakers within social care agencies and healthcare professions where practice learning is also undertaken.

Social Work and Spirituality

Social work in modern society requires practitioners to be culturally and spiritually sensitive. This book explores the often challenging relationships between spirituality, religion and social work.

Social Work and Spirituality

Social work in modern society requires practitioners to be culturally and spiritually sensitive. This book explores the often challenging relationships between spirituality, religion and social work. It considers the skills, knowledge and values that are required to incorporate a spiritual awareness into social work practice and in doing so explores in greater depth the social worker/service user relationship. By using case studies, reflective exercises and other learning features, students will begin to appreciate and understand the importance of a spiritually sensitive approach to their social work practice.

Understanding and Using Theory in Social Work

Transforming Social Work Practice – titles in the series Applied Psychology for Social Work (second edition) ... Social Work and Mental Health (third edition) Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland Social Work and Spirituality ISBN ...

Understanding and Using Theory in Social Work

Understanding how theory informs social work practice is an area that students can find challenging and complex. This book helps students to understand how theory impacts and informs social work practice. Updated with a new introduction by the author, subjects covered include values and ethics, organisational contexts and putting theory into practice. There is a chapter on the relationship between theory and practice in social work which examines notions of empowerment and concepts of social exclusion and the distinctive role of the social work practitioner. Critical thinking exercises are built into the text to aid learning and reflective thinking.

Social Work and Spirituality

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality, 2(1), pp29–46. Baskin, C (2002) Circles of resistance: spirituality in social work practice, education and transformative change. Currents: New Scholarship in the Human Services, 1(1), ...

Social Work and Spirituality

Social work in modern society requires practitioners to be culturally and spiritually sensitive. This book explores the often challenging relationships between spirituality, religion and social work. It considers the skills, knowledge and values that are required to incorporate a spiritual awareness into social work practice and in doing so explores in greater depth the social worker/service user relationship. By using case studies, reflective exercises and other learning features, students will begin to appreciate and understand the importance of a spiritually sensitive approach to their social work practice.

Transforming Social Work

Social work education and the neo-liberal challenge: 'The US response to increasing global inequality'. ... In S. L. Witkin & D. Saleebey (Eds.), Social work dialogues: Transforming the canon in inquiry, practice and education.

Transforming Social Work

Humankind seems to be heading along a precarious path. If we are to redirect and bring about truly transformative change, we must develop new understandings of the complex issues facing our global society. In this important new text, renowned scholar Stanley Witkin explores how this might be approached within social work. Using social constructionist-informed critical analyses, Witkin proposes new conceptualisations of significant social work issues and suggests innovative possibilities for transformative change. Providing a highly accessible discussion of complex theories and their application to practice, this ground-breaking text presents a transformative framework for the future of social work.

Critical Social Work Praxis

This chapter begins by discussing how spiritual ontology can inform and transform social work practice. The chapter then critically examines spiritual and religious narratives that serve to keep us entrenched in dominant, ...

Critical Social Work Praxis

What we think must inform what we do, argue the editors and authors of this cutting-edge social work textbook. In this innovative, expansive and wide-ranging collection, leading social work thinkers engage with social work traditions to bridge social work theory and practice and arrive at social work praxis: a uniting of critical thought and ethical action. Critical Social Work Praxis is organized into sixteen sections, each reflecting a critical social work tradition or approach. Each section has a theory chapter, which succinctly outlines the tradition’s main concepts or tenets, a praxis chapter, which shows how the theory informs social work practice, and a commentary chapter, which provides a critical analysis of the tensions and difficulties of the approach. The text helps students understand how to extend theory into praxis and gives instructors critical new tools and discussion ideas. This book is the result of decades of experience teaching social work theory and praxis and is a comprehensive teaching and learning tool for the critical social work classroom.

The Routledge Handbook of Religion Spirituality and Social Work

However, this is also part of the reality of social work practice and both transcendence and transformation, as well as wholeness, hope and resilience are important elements to spiritual care (Payne 2014). Providing spiritual care in ...

The Routledge Handbook of Religion  Spirituality and Social Work

This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as well as definitions of social work, which can vary between countries. The main body of the book is divided up into sections on regional perspectives; religious and spiritual traditions; faith-based service provision; religion and spirituality across the lifespan; and social work practice. The final chapter identifies key challenges and opportunities for developing both social work scholarship and practice in this area. Including a wide range of international perspectives from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA, this Handbook succeeds in extending the dominant paradigms and comprises a mix of authors including major names, significant contributors and emerging scholars in the field, as well as leading contributors in other fields of social work who have an interest in religion and spirituality. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work is an authoritative and comprehensive reference for academics and researchers as well as for organisations and practitioners committed to exploring why, and how, religion and spirituality should be integral to social work practice.

Spirituality and Social Work

Spirituality in social work practice. In E]. Turner (Ed.), Social work practice: A Canadian perspective (2nd ed., pp. 33—45). Toronto: Prentice Hall. Fardella, J. (2005). Spiritual identity and transformation: Christian theory, ...

Spirituality and Social Work

The area of spirituality is undergoing a resurgence of interest in Canadian social work literature and practice. This collection of selected readings is the first on this topic in Canada. Spirituality and Social Work makes a significant contribution to this important and emerging area of scholarly Canadian research and practice while encouraging continuing scholarship on the topic.

Spirituality and Social Work

Kruk, E. (2006) 'Spiritual wounding and affliction: Facilitating spiritual transformation in social justice work', ... (2007) 'Georgie's girl: last conversation with my father', Journal of Social Work Practice 21: 289–296. lenoir, r.

Spirituality and Social Work

For much of the twentieth century, professional social work sought to distance itself from its religious origins with the consequence being that the role of spirituality in the lives of service users tended to be sidelined. Yet it is clear that many people begin to explore their spirituality precisely at times when they are trying to make sense of difficult life circumstances or experiences and may come into contact with social workers. In recent years, there has been an increasing understanding that in order to be relevant to the lives of people they work with, social workers need to go beyond their material needs, but there is little understanding of how spirituality can be sensitively incorporated into practice, especially when either practitioners or service users have no religious affiliation or there is no shared religious background. In this pathbreaking volume Beth Crisp offers social workers ideas of beginning conversations in which spiritual values and beliefs may surface, allowing service users to respond from their own framework and to begin to discuss the specific religious or spiritual practices and beliefs which are important to them. She considers spirituality in the context of lived experience, a perspective that she argues breaks down any mystique and suspicion of explicitly religious language by focusing on language and experiences with which most people can identify. Such a framework allows exploration of issues that emerge at different stages in the lifespan, both by persons who are religious and those who do not identify with any formal religion. Most literature on spirituality within social work refers to the elderly, to those who are sick or have been bereaved, yet, as Crisp points out, spirituality is important for people of all ages and not just at seemingly exceptional moments.

Social Work

He is co-editor of the highly successful Transforming Social Work Practice series and has published widely in social work education, practice learning, dementia and palliative care. Malcolm Payne is Director, Psycho-social and Spiritual ...

Social Work

'This engaging and stimulating book is well placed to become a key text in many student social workers' redaing lists' - Journal of Interprofessional Care `[An] excellent book, abounding with conceptual insights, bursting with research and evidence-based reasoning, and pretty comprehensive in the spread of topics. [It] contains plenty of though-provoking material in nice sized chunks that challenged me to think about my practice in different ways and also made me want to find out more. The range of contributors is impressive and students could do a lot worse than digest and reference their work in assignments' - Professional Social Work `a comprehensive account of the issues related to social workers' personal development and latest developments in social work practice. I have no doubt that this book will provide an invaluable reference guide for social workers who are interested in the development of the profession' - Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP) `[This] book is put together in an accessible and engaging way, which serves to stimulate the reader by posing questions, and creating opportunities for reflecting on the key learning points of each chapter. [It] should be an essential reading item on the book list of every social work student and act as a training resource to those training future social workers, and those already established within the profession' - Health & Social Care in the Community `In recent years, social work has been devalued by politicians and the media. However it requires practitioners equipped with key skills to empower individuals and communities and rooted in values which stimulate them to promote social justice. It is heartening that social work educators are at the forefront of equipping social workers with the skills and values to promote a better society. This book will open hearts and minds to achieve these ends' - Bob Holman, former Community Worker and Professor of Social Policy Social Work: A Companion to Learning is an exciting and definitive new book that will equip readers with the core knowledge and skills they need to successfully complete their social work training, and go on to be an effective practitioner. The text takes a holistic and critical approach, not only enabling students and practitioners to understand how to practise social work effectively, but also how to locate this practice within its societal context. Written and edited by leading experts in the field, each chapter skilfully explores key themes, issues, and concepts underpinning social work theory and practice in an engaging, authoritative and accessible way. The selection of topics serves to establish: - the contexts through which social work education can best be understood - the core requirements and processes that characterise social work courses - the issues involved in continuing professional development. The chapters comprise a wide range of key issues, such as communication skills, partnership working, the values of social work, supervision, management, law, and research mindedness, as well as two unique chapters written exclusively from service users' perspectives. Case studies, interactive questions, key points and further reading sections are used throughout the book to bring the material to life and aid readers' understanding. Social Work: A Companion to Learning will be a core text for students and practitioners at all levels, providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive companion they will need to help them progress in their careers. Mark Lymbery has taught social work at the University of Nottingham since 1995. He is the author of Social Work with Older People (2005), also published by SAGE. Karen Postle is a lecturer in social work at the University of East Anglia. Both authors have a background as social work practitioners.

Spirituality and Social Work

A second key concept is that of transformation. Central to Canda and Furman's argument that spiritual interventions are at the heart of social work practice is their characterisation of social work as potentially a ...

Spirituality and Social Work

Written by two leading authors in the field, Social Work and Spirituality provides a critical engagement with the concept of spirituality and a much needed framework for the integration of spiritual care in mainstream practice. It is fundamental reading for all students of social work theory, ethics and practice.

Key Concepts and Theory in Social Work

Some thoughts on the relationship between theory and practice in and for social work. British Journal of Social Work, 30(4), 449–463. doi: 10.1093/ bjsw/30.4.449. Pateman, C. (1988). The sexual contract. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.

Key Concepts and Theory in Social Work

Social work is a discipline committed to social justice and human rights, and to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and societies. But the world is changing, with environmental disasters, an increase in violent conflict and the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis impacting negatively on human and ecological well-being. Social workers are often working at the forefront of these and other challenging situations, and they must apply knowledge and skills to their practice in a thoughtful and ethical way. What kind of knowledge and skills will social workers need to succeed in this intellectually and emotionally demanding job? Broad-ranging in scope and depth, this highly readable text introduces readers to the key concepts in social work – such as empathy, reflective practice and notions of risk – and provides both a focus on the theory and research literature that informs each one, and an examination of how each will aid practitioners in their day-to-day work. With the help of engaging practice examples that contextualize the topics under discussion, the book also draws on ideas and literature from other disciplines – including philosophy, sociology and psychology – in order to promote the open-mindedness and depth of understanding required for practice with people from all walks of life. An accessible text that brings all of the major social work concepts together in one place, Key Concepts and Theory in Social Work is an essential book for students and practitioners alike.

The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Theory

Sheridan, M. J. (2017). Addressing spiritual bypassing: Issues and guidelines for spiritually sensitive practice. In B. R. Crisp (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Religion, spirituality and social work (pp. 358–367). London: Routledge.

The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Theory

The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Theory provides an interdisciplinary and international introduction to social work theory. It presents an analytical review of the wide array of theoretical ideas that influence social work on a global scale. It sets the agenda for future trends within social work theory. Separated into four parts, this handbook examines important themes within the discourses on social work theory, as well as offering a critical evaluation of how theoretical ideas influence social work as a profession and in practice. It includes a diverse range of interdisciplinary topics, covering the aims and nature of social work, social work values and ethics, social work practice theories and the use of theory in different fields of practice. The contributors show how and why theory is so important to social work and analyze the impact these concepts have made on social intervention. Bringing together an international team of leading academics within the social work field and newer contributors close to practice, this handbook is essential reading for all those studying social work, as well as practitioners, policymakers and those involved in the associated fields of health and social care.

Social Work Education and Practice Scholarship and Innovations in the Asia Pacific

Chronic Illness and Spiritual transformation. In Saleebey, D (Editor), The Strengths Perspective in Social Work (6th ed). Boston: Pearson. Canda, E. R., & Furman, L. D. (2010). Spiritual diversity in social work practice: The heart of ...

Social Work Education and Practice  Scholarship and Innovations in the Asia Pacific

Social work as a body of knowledge is and should be in a constant state of dynamism. No region, theory or model should claim exclusivity to the profession and new ideas viz-a-viz 'innovations' have to be viewed as adding to the richness of that body. In writing this book the authors aim to highlight how important it is, across the globe, to advance society via the classroom. The book's editors argue that one has only to summon the courage to challenge existing and dominant paradigms and models to begin to enhance the field of social work. This book shares a range of innovations that are taking place in schools of social work in universities in the Asia Pacific region. The book focuses on exemplifying innovation in social work and its associated scholarship.

Transformative Social Work Practice

using a biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective to identify needs, set goals and target outcomes, and develop a treatment plan. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW, 2004) defined the biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective as ...

Transformative Social Work Practice

Transformative Social Work Practice presents an innovative and integrative approach towards critically reflective practice with an interweaving of micro, mezzo, and macro applications to real world demands. Authors Erik Schott and Eugenia L. Weiss explore issues commonly addressed by social workers, including health, mental health, addictions, schools, and family and community violence, while challenging assumptions and promoting ethically-driven, evidence-based practice perspectives to advocate for social justice and reduce disparities. The book is about redefining social work practice to meet the current and complex needs of diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in order to enhance their strengths in an era of unprecedented technological growth, globalization, and change.