Psychology and Social Work

  • Paula Nicolson
  • Rowan Bayne
Part of the Practical Social Work book series


This chapter looks at the history of the way psychology has been taught to social work students, and summarises the main areas where psychology is applied in social work practice.


Social Work Apply Psychology Social Work Practice Social Work Student Mainstream Psychology 
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Further Reading

  1. There is very little literature on the history of psychology and social work, but Sutton’s (1979) book is very useful in terms of application of theory.Google Scholar

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© British Association of Social Workers 1984

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  • Paula Nicolson
  • Rowan Bayne

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