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Assessment & Intervention in Social Work

Assessment & Intervention in Social Work
Preparing for Practice

November 2010 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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

Dr Lucy Hanson
Social Work Department , Care and Justice, Liverpool Hope University
January 12, 2016

This book provides a clear and authoritative approach to a difficult area of social work

Mr Samuel Baeza
Social Work, Chichester University
July 3, 2015

A good introductory text on assessment

Mr Nigel Lempriere
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University
January 11, 2015

Whilst I enjoyed this book, I felt that it could have covered some areas in greater depth but overall it was a useful resource.

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

Great book for examining assessment, which is core to social work practice.

Mr Justin Rogers
Dept of Social and Policy Sciences, Bath University
March 5, 2014

A key text for this module. Very clear presentation of the issues.

Ms Sally Stubbings
Child, Youth & Family Stds (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
July 18, 2013

An essential introduction for qualifying students

Mr Joe Smeeton
School of Social Work, University of East Anglia
September 13, 2012

User friendly guide to the world of assessment that covers key social work issues.

Ms Sue West
academy, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
August 21, 2012

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.

Mr Paul Mansfield
School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
January 19, 2012

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

Ms Judith Matthews
School of Applied Social Science, Brighton University
November 7, 2011

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