Attachment and social work

Authored by: David Howe

The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Implications and Interventions

Print publication date:  June  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415706117
eBook ISBN: 9781315764283
Adobe ISBN: 9781317653820

10.4324/9781315764283.ch10

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Abstract

Social workers get involved with people of all ages, from the young and vulnerable to the old and dependent. They work with children and families, individuals with mental health problems, and the disabled. They work with the troubled and troublesome, the endangered and dangerous. Their work might involve duties of care or control. And the more ambitious might grow excited by the possibilities of treatment and cure as they seek to ape the evidence-based success of other people-based professions including medicine and clinical psychology.

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