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Within this text, it clearly discusses key concepts and underpinning principles to effective communication, thus allowing the student to apply theory to practical application.
detailed, clear and easy to read. This book allows the reader to build knowledge of communication strategies theoretically and practically.
Useful new edition that is real support and resource for staff and students alike
This book is relevant to students and qualified Social Workers. It supports the development of learning, confidence in practice and reflection.
This text gives great insight into the importance of communication in social work practice, definitely recommended for students to buy a copy.
Good text, offering altenative view on communication skills. useful in full course planning and teaching and has also been useful in sutdent placement supervision.
This is a excellent and accessible text for undergrad social work students. Especially good is the exploration around metacommunication and bringing this to students conciousness.
This book is going to be on the booklist for the professional development unit of the Social Care Practice Foundation Degree
This is an excellent text to help students with communication skills. I found the chapter on safety and risk particularly useful, as there are not many resources addressing these key concerns.
This is an update of an essential text for social work students. It is accessible and a solid foundation for students on ours SW courses.
This book was extremely useful to help Occupational therapy students understand the role of Social workers as members of a multi-disciplinary team.
A text that offers students clear and constructive guidance about the importance of good communications skills - one of the essential elements of a skilled social work practitioner. It offers for consideration a range of theoretical approaches that students would be encouraged to engage with during their placements.
Recommended to college libraries to order for short term loan.
Students have been recommended to buy this sound book.
This publication provides an useful overview of the skills required for effective communication. Emphasis is on pro-active role of social workers in client-related communication. Clearly written with concise explanations and practical orientation towards social work practice that engages undergraduate students. Also offers practical insights about working with vulnerable populations. Though the focus is predominately on social work in the UK context, can be transferred to other social work contexts.
This book is essential literature for any social work course.
This is a definitive volume which underpins the teaching and development of social work skills.
A good book for social work students and practitioners
This is a new edition of an excellent book on social work practice skills, drawing on the foundational work of Bill Schwartz and his interactionist model of social work practice which has underpinned practice teaching on many of the best social work courses. I highly recommend it.
This is a key text for our social work students. The new edition contains some very good examples of using skills in practice.
A useful book for undergraduate social work practitioners. The book covers the basics of communication and interpersonal skills and provides useful practical advice about how to work across several contexts.