This book is written by an American author with an American context. However it is well researched and discusses in depth the main issues in relation to the social worker's role.
The text book is comprehensive and well written. It is easy to read. Greater use of tables/figures would make it more user friendly. The content is focussed in the US and as a result not always relevant to the UK. However the theory was transferrable. I think the book is more relevant to the students in the later stages of their training and those that are post graduate. It would be an excellent book for a student studying in the US. The critical thinking questions were very useful to evaluate what you have read and how you practise.