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Foundations of Social Work Practice

A Graduate Text, 5th Edition

 It was with great pleasure that I read this new edition of Foundations of Social Work Practice: A Graduate Text. As a widely read and highly regarded now-classic text for social work education, the fifth edition expands on and improves the numerous strengths of the prior versions. This work is thoroughly grounded in a progressive value system, ably articulates the essential principles of social justice that underlie our field, takes a broad systems-based approach to conceptualizing practice, and is both evidence guided and rich in professional history. This is the best foundation practice textbook available and I highly recommend it, not only for students new to the field, but also for established social workers.

Bruce A. Thyer, PhD, LCSW

Professor of social work

Florida State University, Tallahassee

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