Psychoanalytic Social Work: Practice, Foundations, Methods

Psychoanalytic Social Work: Practice, Foundations, Methods

Psychoanalytic Social Work: Practice, Foundations, Methods

Psychoanalytic Social Work: Practice, Foundations, Methods


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This book represents the first systematic account of the theory and practice of psychoanalytical social work. For students and those entering the field of social work who are interested in psychoanalytical social work it offers an overview of the diverse fields of practice of psychoanalytical social work and combines this with a description of its history, relation to other areas of social work and relevant psychoanalytical theories. The authors are convinced for this reason that both for students on degree courses as also for social workers and social education workers in further training the book offers an important contribution and fills a gap in this field. Equally, it addresses practising social workers, social educationalists, psychiatrists or psychotherapists offering comprehensive insight into this particular form of social work for those working in centres for counselling or early intervention or in social paediatrics.

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ISBN-13: 9781780490908
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

George Bruns

Table of Contents


1) Social work and psychoanalytic social work
2) On the history of social work and psychoanalytic social work
3) Psychoanalytic theories, methods, and concepts
4) Areas in which psychoanalytic social work is applied
5) Psychoanalytic social work in the wider context of social and therapeutic assistance: points of contact and differences
6) Psychoanalytic social work and mediation
7) Psychoanalytic social work in day nurseries (day care centers), early education, and early intervention
8) Social work in real space and work on inner processes and structures
9) Setting and adjustment of the framework to the needs of the client
10) Transference—countertransference—“scene”—the enactive domain
11) Cooperation relations in psychoanalytic social work (interagency working)
12) Cooperation relations with the institutions carrying the costs of social work
13) Supervision
14) Quality and qualifications
15) Psychoanalytic social work in practice at the Verein für Psychoanalytische Sozialarbeit Rottenburg/Tübingen


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