Theory and Practice
Mary Nash, Kieran O'Donoghue, Robyn Munford
An integrated framework for practice situating the practitioner and client in a working relationship at a central point where theory and action meet is the key concept of this book. Integrated practice is a term with a history. It provides social and community workers with a sound holistic practice base. The integrated framework is one in which theory informs social work practice, which then in turn informs theory in a dialogical relationship. Our theoretical 'map' situates social work theory in action within an ecological perspective with community development, strengths-based and attachment theory as explanatory theories and practice models (see Figure 0.1).
Figure 0.1 The integration of theories presented in this book