The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Social Construction and Social Work Practice

Social Construction and Social Work Practice

Social construction and social work practice
Stanley L. Witkin Christopher Hall

The overall aim of this chapter is twofold: first, to inform readers about fundamental tenets of social work practice and their congruence with social constructionist positions and concepts, and second, to illustrate how social constructionist concepts have informed (or could inform) different social work practices. Although social workers are a significant provider of services across a range of social issues, they have not been highly represented in the social constructionist literature. Therefore, this chapter addresses this lacuna by describing how social construction does and can influence social work practice.

The chapter begins with a discussion of how social work practices are inclusive ...

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