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Theory Informed Practice

By Siobhan Maclean (Kirwin Maclean Associates Ltd)

Co-published by de Sitter Publications for distribution in Canada and globally to libraries and library systems.

ISBN 978-1-897160-69-5
Pub date: Feb 2012
Pages: 138

Social Work Pocket Guides are an entirely new concept in social work. They are designed to help busy practitioners to get to the bottom of the What? Why? and How? of the chosen subject.

Theory informed practice is a constant challenge for social work. This Guide explores what constitutes theory and why theory informed practice is so vital for the future of the social work profession. Recognising the challenges that many students and practitioners face in recognising the ways that theory informs their practice, a number of specific activities are suggested to assist in the development of theory informed practice. Crucially the Pocket Guide concludes with advice on how to demonstrate theory informed practice in academic assignments.

Siobhan Maclean is a registered social worker with a passion for practice education. Siobhan has written a number of publications for social workers and students including the immensely popular “Theory and Practice”. She is committed to making the knowledge base accessible for busy practitioners.

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