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Social Work Intervention

Social Work Intervention

Second Edition
Edited by:

March 2013 | 240 pages | Learning Matters
Since launching in 2003, Transforming Social Work Practice has become the market-leading series for social work students. These books use activities and case studies to build critical thinking and reflection skills and will help social work students to develop good practice through learning.

Social workers need to have a sound working knowledge of intervention as they are often balancing complex and sometime stressful circumstances with the individual needs of the service users. Also, as there are a wide range of social work interventions in current practice, students will benefit from knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each model and approach.

This book on effective social work intervention will help students apply and integrate this knowledge in practice, to critically evaluate different methods and to choose the most effective in any particular set of circumstances.

Fully-revised to include new material on value-based practice and direct links to the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work, this second edition is essential reading for all social work students.

About the Editor and Contributors
Preface to the Second Edition
Trevor Lindsay
Psychosocial approaches
Trevor Lindsay
Person-centred approaches
Emma McGinnis
Crisis intervention
Aisling Monds-Watson
Mary McColgan
Task-centred work
Trevor Lindsay
Cognitive Behavioural Approaches
Trevor Lindsay
James Marshall
Motivational interviewing
Cathy Jayat
Family therapy and systemic approaches
Irene Lindsay
Brief solution-focused therapy
Anne Campbell
Life story work and life review
Huw Griffiths
Mediation approaches
Trevor Lindsay
Bringing it all together-Integrative and eclectic models
Appendix 1: Professional Capabilities Framework
Appendix 2: Subject Benchmark for Social Work

A solid textbook on social work interventions.

Mr Alan Marshall
Faculty of Education and Society, Sunderland University
July 5, 2016

Succinct, focused, comprehensive. Very reader and user-friendly. Perfect for my students on placement. Ideal really. Highly recommended.

Mr Sean McEntee
Department of Social Work, Ulster University
January 17, 2016

This book gives a good and highly readable overview of a range of social work interventions. Following a case study related to one family the book uses an accessible format in order to explain the relevance of the varied methods under discussion at different parts of the social work process. The chapters written by the editor himself are perhaps its strongest with the overview of pyschosocial approaches and the argument for eclectic models well thought out.

Mr Robert Hagan
Department of Sociology & Applied Social Studies, University of Ulster
April 14, 2015

This is on my essential list as it provides a good overview along with a couple of other key text.

Ms Ikedola Animashaun
Social Work Department, Brunel University
March 11, 2015

Great book which introduces the notions of intervention and managing social work with service users.

Students find this an accessible resource which covers the key areas.

Mr Sean Brockbank
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
December 11, 2014

A very useful text for 'Theories and Methods' work. Suggested activities are particularly helpful, and practical in the Motivational Interviewing and SFBT chapters.

Mr Luke Tibbits
Social Work , Birmingham City University
August 12, 2014

I had the previous version on loan from our library most of last year and am pleased the book has been revised to include the professional capabilities framework.

Ms Barbara Coulson
Social Work (City), Nottingham Trent Univ.
July 1, 2014

A very useful for Access to Social Science students intending to study for a degree in Social work.

Mrs Michele Ponting
Social Work, PACA Adult Learning
December 14, 2015

A very useful resource for Access to Social Science students intending to study for a degree in Social work.

Mrs Michele Ponting
Social Work, PACA Adult Learning
December 14, 2015

Interesting manual with practical value and good theoretical base.

Professor Teodor Mircea ALEXIU
Humanities , University of the West Timisoara
December 11, 2013

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