Social Work Settings

Part of the Practical Social Work book series


So far, the main issues raised have concentrated upon social work involvement with clients. However, social workers themselves are subject to the influence of psychological forces in their daily working lives, and in this chapter the focus is upon the application of psychology to understanding and operating within three kinds of social work setting: fieldwork, residential care, and day care.


Residential Care Apply Psychology Therapeutic Community Social Facilitation Group Cohesiveness 
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Further Reading

  1. The books quoted in the text are probably the most useful here. Jones (1968), Miller and Gwynne (1972) on institutions, and Jaques (1955) and Menzies (1970) on theories related to social defence systems. Again, any social psychology textbook will give an overview of the theories of group dynamics.Google Scholar

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