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Social Work
An Introduction

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April 2023 | 664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Help your students make the best starts in their careers as a Social Worker. Covering everything they need to know in their first year and beyond, this very practical book will guide them through their degree and into practice.

Packed full of case studies, activities and tools for real-life practice, it will:

  • Help students get to grips with and build the essential knowledge and skills base
  • Support them to develop a range of tools for practice with different service user groups  
  • Develop their critical thinking and help them to apply their learning in practice
  • Provide them with a springboard for further learning and development.
 
Part I: Knowledge Base
Julian Bell and Sach Magill
Chapter 1: Values, Ethics And Anti-Discriminatory Practice
Heather Munro
Chapter 2: Law
Gary Spolander
Chapter 3: Social Work: A political Profession
Megan Todd and Chris Yuill
Chapter 4: Sociology
Chris Yuill and Alice Butler-Warke
Chapter 5: Material Circumstances, Poverty And Income Inequality
Rita Phillips
Chapter 6: Psychological Approaches: Their Application And Relevance To Social Work
Stewart Brodie and Clare Hancock-Fraser
Chapter 7: Human Growth And Development
Sheila Slesser and Jenny Blair
Chapter 8: Communication And ICT
Rita Philips, Alice Butler-Warke and Gary Spolander
Chapter 9: Research For Social Work: An Introduction
Angela Hart
Chapter 10: Reflective Practice
 
Part II: Assessment And Joint Working
Jillian Brannan
Chapter 11: Generic Issues In Assessment And Managing Uncertainty
Janine Bolger and Patrick Walker
Chapter 12: Models Of Assessment
Kirstin Parkes and Mike Shepherd
Chapter 13: Risk Assessment
Ruth Waugh, Ruth Taylor and Jillian Brannan
Chapter 14: Interprofessional Practice
Gary Spolander, Jillian Brannan, Jill Campbell and Alastair Gibson
Chapter 15: Leadership, Management And Teamwork
Tiegan Boyens, Jillian Brannan, Simon Gardner, Steve Morrison and Isaac Samuels
Chapter 16: The Voice Of People With Lived Experience
 
Part III: Models Of Intervention
Tuck-Chee Phung
Chapter 17: Relationship-Based Social Work
Angela Hart
Chapter 18: Crisis Intervention
Tracey Clare with George Allan
Chapter 19: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Its Practice And Its Place In Social Work
Dave Humphrey
Chapter 20: Task-Centred Intervention
Jeremy Millar with Janine Bolger
Chapter 21: Working In The Life Space
Neil Gibson
Chapter 22: Person-Centered Planning And Personalisation
Neil Gibson and Inga Heyman
Chapter 23: Narrative Approaches
Anne Shirran and Colleen Elliott
Chapter 24: Motivational Interviewing
Steve Smith, Jim Dressel, Jillian Brannan and Alastair Logan
Chapter 25: The Solution-Focused Approach
Michael Sutherland and Fiona Feilberg
Chapter 26: Counselling In Social Work
Linda Harms-Smith and Sarah Buckler
Chapter 27: Community Practice In Social Work
 
Part IV: Practice Contexts And Application
Graeme Simpson
Chapter 28: Generic Issues In Practice Contexts
Sharon Munro, Patrick Walker and Dave Humphrey
Chapter 29: Working With Children And Young People
Claire Marsden
Chapter 30: Methods Of Intervention In Working With Individuals With Substance Problems
Mike Maas-Lowit
Chapter 31: Working With Adults: Mental Health
Isobel Townsend
Chapter 32: Working With Adults: Justice Social Work
Sheila Slesser
Chapter 33: Working With Adults: Disability And Sensory Impairment
Fiona Feilberg and Neil Gibson
Chapter 34: Working With Adults: Learning Disability
Alyson Hill, Iain Fisk and Rory Lynch
Chapter 35: Social Work Interventions With Older People
Joyce Lishman with Janine Bolger
Chapter 36: Evaluation
Joyce Lishman
Conclusion

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