Social Work Practice to the Benefit of Our Clients: Scholarly Legacy of Edward J. Mullen

Brixen Studies in Social Policy and Social Science 5
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Haluk Soydan

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2015, 168 S.

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This book follows the intellectual track and legacy of one of the most illustrious social work educators of our time, Edward J. Mullen, the Willma and Albert Musher Professor Emeritus of Columbia University and a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. The collection of chapters is written by European and American scholars, social work leaders in their respective countries and beyond. Most of the contributions originate from a seminar organized by the Inter-Centre Network for Evaluation of Social Work Practice (Intsoceval), a network of social work scholars, and hosted in 2014 by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy. This volume provides a remarkable and unique perspective on not only the professional trajectory of an eminent social worker but also the history of contemporary social work.



  1. Front Matter
  2. Preface
    Walter Lorenz
  3. Introduction
    Haluk Soydan
  4. Social Work Expertise and the Crisis of Modernity
    Walter Lorenz
  5. Reflections on the Impact of the Evidence-Based Practice Approach in Denmark on Politics, Research, the Trade Union, and Social Work Practice
    Inge B. Bryderup
  6. The Research Practice Relationship and the Work of Edward Mullen
    Mike Fisher, Peter March
  7. Evidence-Based Practice and Domestic Violence
    Mikko Mäntysaari
  8. Evaluation of Social Work Intervention: An Early Prelude to Evidence-Based Social Work Practice
    Haluk Soydan
  9. Edward J. Mullen's Contribution: A Swedish and a Personal Perspective
    Karin Tengvald
  10. Edward J. Mullen and the Promotion of Research on Social Work Practice
    Bruce A. Thyer
  11. Advancing Social Work Research through Doctoral Education and Mentorship
    Dorian E. Traube, Jennifer L. Bellamy, Sarah E. Bledsoe
  12. Mullen Responds
    Edward J. Mullen
  13. Biographical Summary
    Haluk Soydan


New! Congratulations to Edward Mullen, Editor in Chief of Social Work, on the recent publication dedicated to his scholarly contributions to the field over the past 50 years: "Social Work Practice to the Benefit of Our Clients: Scholarly Legacy of Professor Edward Joseph Mullen". Oxford University Press, website, August 2015


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