"This dictionary features 1,500-plus terms and concepts related to the social work field. In addition to social work, it includes definitions for related issues in psychology, sociology, and social policy. The entries by Harris and White (both, Univ. of Warwick, UK) are detailed yet clear... this dictionary should be beneficial to those new to the discipline. It provides enough detail to help familiarize readers with many of the universal theories and principles associated with social work." CHOICE
While designed for UK audiences, this new title in Oxford's dictionary series, covering 1,500 terms, theories, methods, policies, organizations, and legislation, will be a suitable resource for U.S. professional and lay readers looking for international perspective. "Addiction," "confidentiality," and "older people" are just a few examples of the intriguing multidisciplinary topics covered in this work. Print and online further-reading resources are included at the end of some of the entries. Still, this reference serves as a secondary resource to the National Association of Social Work's The Social Work Dictionary. VERDICT A new compendium from a reputable source for larger social work/policy collections.