Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work
- Paula Beesley - Leeds Beckett University, UK
- Melanie Watts - Professor of Informatics at Leeds Beckett University, UK
- Mary Harrison - Professor of Informatics at Leeds Beckett University, UK
What is communication and why is it important? Our ability to communicate is central to everyday life and an essential skill in social work. This easy-to-read book offers a step-by-step guide to developing effective communication skills with a diverse range of service users and professionals. It is the perfect guide to help manage different communication skills in different settings, and more importantly, encourage students to continually reflect and develop these skills.
- Wide range of case studies from an array of service areas and user groups
- Reflective tasks and questions to stimulate critical thinking and discussion
- Skills audits to test where your strengths are and areas for development
This book is designed to guide readers in developing their own communication style that best suits them to become an effective social worker, whilst meeting the needs of their service user group and individual service user.
This accessible and practical guide incorporates a structured way to build knowledge and develop effective communication skills across a spectrum of social work scenarios. Social work students are likely to find this a valuable resource throughout their studies and beyond
I already have intercultural communication and this one is an addition
Useful book for students to consider communication skills. Some of the practical elements have also been valuable
Comprehensive and hands-on. Valuable for ESL social work students. Well structured and easy to follow. Interesting activities and facilitates high-level reflection about the use of communication tools in group work.
So refreshing to find a book covering one of the essential skills in working with people and especially for our context of students working with children and families in a variety of settings whilst studying part-time for their foundation degree.
I intend 'Developing your communication skills' to be a core book on a new module - working with children and families at times of crisis, change and conflict. It is both an accessible read and full of useful exercises to engage and help students develop their own self awareness as well as their communication skills in working with people at times of potentially heightened emotion and crisis.
A practical text book that supports students to link theory to practice. The focus is on communication skills and so this can be used on a variety of module areas including professional development, work based learning, assessment and care planning.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Reflection and Emotional Intelligence