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Social Work Practice

Social Work Practice
Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review

Fifth Edition

© 2017 | 272 pages | Learning Matters

This bestselling book will take you step-by-step through the four main aspects of social work practice - Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review - giving you a complete foundation in each. It will introduce you to each process in a clear and accessible way, supporting you to both reflect on and apply what you have learnt in practice across settings and service user groups. The book will provide you with a theoretical foundation from which you can explore other aspects of social work.

New to the fifth edition:

  • an ‘ethnographic approach’ to social work
  • focus on relationship and resilience
  • revised exploration of the political context of social work
  • updated emphasis on social justice and human rights.
Understanding assessment in social work practice: Theoretical concerns
Understanding assessment in social work practice: Practice issues
Tools and diagrammatic aids to assessment
Developing, making and writing plans for effective social work
Working together for positive change
Reviews and the evaluation of practice
Appendix 1: Professional capabilities framework
Appendix 2: Subject benchmark for social work

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