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Communication and Interviewing Skills for Practice in Social Work, Counselling and the Health Professions

Communication and Interviewing Skills for Practice in Social Work, Counselling and the Health Professions

1st Edition

Patricia Higham
August 08, 2019

This book supports and develops the communication and interviewing skills of professional practitioners and student practitioners in social work, counselling, and the health professions. Combining work on personal and social constructs, the search for meaning, and ecological theory, this book...

Social Work and Integrated Care

Social Work and Integrated Care

1st Edition

Robin Miller
May 14, 2019

Social Work and Integrated Care draws on the latest research, practice and theory to explore integration within both child and adult services. Although all the home nations in the UK view integrated care as a top priority within health and social care policy, many people continue to experience...

Counselling Skills for Social Workers

Counselling Skills for Social Workers

1st Edition

Hilda Loughran
December 10, 2018

Counselling skills are very powerful. Really listening and providing compassionate empathy without judging is a core part of social work practice with service users. This book provides a theoretically informed understanding of the core skills required to provide counselling interventions that work...

Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers

Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers

2nd Edition

John Sudbery, Andrew Whittaker
July 11, 2018

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 fully revised and expanded second...

Social Work in a Changing Scotland

Social Work in a Changing Scotland

1st Edition

Viviene E. Cree, Mark Smith
February 13, 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

1st Edition

Christopher Thorpe
October 02, 2017

Trying to understand how the world looks through the eyes of 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 absolute...

Mental Health Social Work in Context

Mental Health Social Work in Context

2nd Edition

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

2nd Edition

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

2nd Edition

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...

Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

1st Edition

Viviene E. Cree
October 12, 2012

How does a social work student make the connection between sociological knowledge and day-to-day social work procedures? Sociology for Social Workers provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places it firmly into the context of social work practice. It takes the issues that...

Social Work, Law and Ethics

Social Work, Law and Ethics

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

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