Assessment & Intervention in Social Work
Preparing for Practice
- Chris Beckett - University of East Anglia, UK
Social Work & Social Policy (General) | Social Work Practice (General)
Chris Beckett's new book on assessment and intervention in social work practice covers the core topics for qualifying social work students. The book provides a thorough understanding of the issues and skills essential for effective practice. Each of the nine chapters defines a key concept, including Assessment; Intervention; Risk and Efficacy. Case studies and 'practice questions' throughout make the connections between theory and practice explicit. Suggestions as to further reading are made at the end of each chapter.
This important book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate social work students throughout all three years of their training, but it will be particularly useful for students who are on on placement, or who are reflecting on their experiences on placement. It is also a useful resource for practice teachers who need a framework for discussing practice with students they supervise on placement.
Good overview on assessment and intervention at undergraduate level
This book provides a clear and authoritative approach to a difficult area of social work
A good introductory text on assessment
Whilst I enjoyed this book, I felt that it could have covered some areas in greater depth but overall it was a useful resource.
Great book for examining assessment, which is core to social work practice.
A key text for this module. Very clear presentation of the issues.
An essential introduction for qualifying students
User friendly guide to the world of assessment that covers key social work issues.
The focus on the placement setting (agency realities, role tensions, resource constraints) will make this book particularly appealing to students on placement. I would have liked the author to say a little more about the applicability of theory and research evidence, but this is available elsewhere and I feel the book is making a useful pitch as a 'real world perspective' contribution.
I liked the very approachable, engaing style that encourages the reader to think through the areas presented. Themes are clearly explored - more suited to undergraduates and will use with these students primarily. Particualry liked the chapter on risk - for this alone I might well suggest that non SW AMHP trainees suplement their reading with this text