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Social Work in a Changing Scotland

Social Work in a Changing Scotland

Forthcoming

Viviene E. Cree, Mark Smith
March 07, 2018

Scotland has changed, politically and culturally, in recent years, with persistent demands for independence culminating in a Referendum in 2014. On this fluid political landscape, social welfare can be co-opted towards a wider ‘nation-building’ project. As a result, social work in Scotland is...

Social Theory for Social Work: Ideas and Applications

Social Theory for Social Work: Ideas and Applications

Christopher Thorpe
October 02, 2017

Trying to understand how the world looks through the eyes of different individuals and groups and how it shapes the ways they think and act is something social workers do all the time. It is what social theorists do too. This book identifies and explains in a highly accessible manner the...

Mental Health Social Work in Context

Mental Health Social Work in Context

Nick Gould
June 03, 2016

This new edition of Mental Health Social Work in Context continues to be an authoritative, evidence based introduction to an area of specialism chosen by many social work students. Grounded in the social models of mental health particularly relevant to qualifying social workers, but also...

Social Work and Social Policy: An Introduction

Social Work and Social Policy: An Introduction

Jonathan Dickens
January 26, 2016

An understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values, and dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility, rights and our understanding of ‘the good society’. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy, tailored to...

Becoming a Social Worker: Global Narratives

Becoming a Social Worker: Global Narratives

Viviene E. Cree
January 16, 2013

This is a book about social workers and social work. It tells the story of the journey into and through social work of people from around the world living and working in social work today. We hear what has brought them into social work and what has kept them in it since. Their lively accounts...

Social Work, Law and Ethics

Social Work, Law and Ethics

Jonathan Dickens
September 18, 2012

Law and ethics are two vital aspects of social work – all social workers need to practise according to the law and their codes of ethics and conduct. However, the relationship between the law and social work values and ethics is not without its tensions and this book takes a problem-based approach...

Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice: A Practical Skills Guide

Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice: A Practical Skills Guide

Pam Green Lister
January 24, 2012

All social work students study theory and undertake practice placements. Integrating the two – so that each informs the other – is both essential and notoriously tricky. This accessible book demystifies the process and offers helpful evidence-based strategies for doing it successfully. Structured...

Social Work: A Reader

Social Work: A Reader

Viviene E. Cree
November 17, 2010

What are the key ideas that underpin social work practice? This inspiring Reader brings together some of the most significant ideas which have informed social work practice over the last forty years. Exploring these fundamental ideas, the book includes commentaries that allow the reader to...

Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

Viviene E. Cree
May 26, 2010

How does a social work student make the connection between sociological knowledge and day-to-day social work? Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places them firmly into the context of actual social work practice. It...

Social Work Placements: A Traveller's Guide

Social Work Placements: A Traveller's Guide

Mark Doel
November 12, 2009

Placements can be one of the most exciting parts of your social work training but also one of the most daunting. This Guide will help you to make the most of your practice learning opportunities. The guide highlights how you can make the most of your placement, as well as anticipating some of the...

Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers

Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers

John Sudbery
October 28, 2009

Social workers work with people at all stages of life, tackling a multitude of personal, social, health, welfare, legal and educational issues. As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This introductory text provides a knowledge...

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