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Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, 4 Volume Set

ISBN: 978-0-471-75222-6
2000 pages
March 2008
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The Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare presents a comprehensive and up-to-date review of this constantly evolving field, featuring contributions from renowned national and international experts. Organized by major foundational areas within the social work curriculum, each volume includes cutting-edge information related to all aspects of the profession to guide practice and policy decision-making across the field. Social work researchers, educators, practitioners, and students will gain important insight as well as practical resources related to this dynamic profession.
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Author Information

Karen M. Sowers, Ph.D., is Professor and Dean at the University of Tennessee, School of Social Work.

Catherine N. Dulmus, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research at the University at Buffalo, New York. She is coeditor of several social work journals and has authored or edited a number of books, including Essentials of Child Welfare, Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Adults, and The Social Work and Human Services Treatment Planner.

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"This handbook features an impressive collection of essays written by experts worldwide. Focusing on the theoretical foundations of social work and designed as a resource for the profession, it is divided into four volumes. The Handbook’s bibliographies provide references to seminal, classic publications in the field of social work and also to important, useful recent books and articles. Summing Up: Highly recommended. (Choice, November 2008)

"This exceptionally comprehensive reference set on an ever-evolving discipline exceeds its purpose "to serve as a resource for the profession." Students and scholars of a wide variety of social sciences will find it extremely valuable. Highly recommended for graduate and undergraduate libraries." (Library Journal, July 2008)

"...a vital four-volume handbook that delves into recent trends in the profession and its environment. The writing styles are clear and approachable by both the professional and layperson. This set is a must for any academic or professional social science collection. Although each volume stands on its own and may be purchased separately, the complete set is an asset for both students and practitioners." (American Reference Books Annual, June 2008)

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Individual Volumes

by Karen M. Sowers (Editor-in-Chief), Catherine N. Dulmus (Editor-in-Chief), William Rowe (Volume Editor), Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci (Volume Editor)
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