Humankind seems to be heading along a precarious path. If we are to redirect and bring about truly transformative change, we must develop new understandings of the complex issues facing our global society. In this important new text, renowned scholar Stanley Witkin explores how this might be approached within social work. Using social constructionist-informed critical analyses, Witkin proposes new conceptualisations of significant social work issues and suggests innovative possibilities for transformative change. Providing a highly accessible discussion of complex theories and their application to practice, this ground-breaking text presents a transformative framework for the future of social work.