Jim Poulter Author of Books on Aboriginal Culture and Child Protection - An Integrated Theory of Practice in Social Work

An Integrated Theory of Practice in Social Work


Since the birth of the profession in the 1880's social work has been dependent on an eclectic theory base and has searched for an integrative theory of practice.

How are all these different theories, some with basic assumptions that seem to be in irreconcilable conflict with each other, able to be used harmoniously in practice?

Jim Poulter, a practioner with more than 40 years experience has solved the riddle that academics have been unable to answer and formulates an integrative theory of practice, that of Collaborative Theory.

The fact that collaboration has been identified as the integrated metatheory of social work practice should not really be at all surprising. From the earliest days in the social work profession, iconic figures such as Octavia Hill, Jane Addams, Mary Richmond and many others have all emphasised a collaborative definition of the client's problem.

An integrative theory of practice has been under our noses the whole time.

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