Subject entries and biographies of key figures


  • 20th edition
  • Includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster
  • Contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work
  • Arranged in A-Z format, each article is fully cross-referenced and includes a select bibliography to guide interested readers to primary sources and the most important scholarly works on a given subject
  • Comprehensive in coverage and international in scope, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource to social work practitioners, scholars, and students


Oxford University Press, NASW Press