Book review: Understanding human development:a multi-dimensional approach (2nd ed.)

Macfarlane, Selma 2012, Book review: Understanding human development:a multi-dimensional approach (2nd ed.), Australian social work, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 437-438, doi: 10.1080/0312407X.2012.706526.

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Title Book review: Understanding human development:a multi-dimensional approach (2nd ed.)
Author(s) Macfarlane, Selma
Contributor(s) Harms, Louise
Journal name Australian social work
Volume number 65
Issue number 3
Start page 437
End page 438
Total pages 2
Publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0312-407X
Keyword(s) book review
social work
Summary Book review: This book has much to offer social work and human services students. It covers many key theories, ideas, and debates relevant to a wide range of practice fields in a comprehensive, clearly organised, and engaging fashion. The author proposes, as on overarching premise, a “multidimensional” approach to understanding lifespan development and experiences of trauma, stress, and grief, as well as responses of adaptation and resilience across the life course. Consistent with social work values, the multidimensional approach “places an emphasis on the constant interaction of the biological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of our inner worlds with the relational, social, structural, and cultural dimensions of our outer worlds” (p. 394).
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2012.706526
Field of Research 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice
160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
Socio Economic Objective 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
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