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Student Social Work


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This textbook series is ideal for all students studying to be qualified social workers, whether at undergraduate or Masters level. Covering key elements of the social work curriculum, the books are accessible, interactive and thought-provoking.

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Using Advocacy in Social Work Practice A Guide for Students and Professionals

Using Advocacy in Social Work Practice: A Guide for Students and Professionals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Peter Scourfield
March 08, 2021

This book explains different types of advocacy and the various ways in which advocacy is used in social work, making links with core social work concepts such as empowerment, safeguarding and rights. Tracing how the use of advocacy is mandated in professional social work guidance and codes of ...

Communication and Interviewing Skills for Practice in Social Work, Counselling and the Health Professions

Communication and Interviewing Skills for Practice in Social Work, Counselling and the Health Professions

1st Edition

By Patricia Higham
August 08, 2019

This book supports and develops the communication and interviewing skills of professional practitioners and student practitioners in social work, counselling, and the health professions. Combining work on personal and social constructs, the search for meaning, and ecological theory, this book ...

Social Work and Integrated Care

Social Work and Integrated Care

1st Edition

By Robin Miller
May 14, 2019

Social Work and Integrated Care draws on the latest research, practice and theory to explore integration within both child and adult services. Although all the home nations in the UK view integrated care as a top priority within health and social care policy, many people continue to experience ...

Counselling Skills for Social Workers

Counselling Skills for Social Workers

1st Edition

By Hilda Loughran
December 10, 2018

Counselling skills are very powerful. Really listening and providing compassionate empathy without judging is a core part of social work practice with service users. This book provides a theoretically informed understanding of the core skills required to provide counselling interventions that work...

Human Growth and Development An Introduction for Social Workers

Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers

2nd Edition

By John Sudbery, Andrew Whittaker
July 11, 2018

Social workers work with people at all stages of life, tackling a multitude of personal, social, health, welfare, legal and educational issues. As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This fully revised and expanded second ...

Social Work in a Changing Scotland

Social Work in a Changing Scotland

1st Edition

Edited By Viviene E. Cree, Mark Smith
February 13, 2018

Scotland has changed, politically and culturally, in recent years, with persistent demands for independence culminating in a referendum in 2014. On this fluid political landscape, social welfare can be co-opted towards a wider ‘nation-building’ project. As a result, social work in Scotland is ...

Social Theory for Social Work Ideas and Applications

Social Theory for Social Work: Ideas and Applications

1st Edition

By Christopher Thorpe
October 02, 2017

Trying to understand how the world looks through the eyes of individuals and groups and how it shapes the ways they think and act is something social workers do all the time. It is what social theorists do too. This book identifies and explains in a highly accessible manner the absolute ...

Mental Health Social Work in Context

Mental Health Social Work in Context

2nd Edition

By Nick Gould
June 03, 2016

This new edition of Mental Health Social Work in Context continues to be an authoritative, evidence based introduction to an area of specialism chosen by many social work students. Grounded in the social models of mental health particularly relevant to qualifying social workers, but also ...

Social Work and Social Policy An Introduction

Social Work and Social Policy: An Introduction

2nd Edition

By Jonathan Dickens
January 26, 2016

An understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values, and dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility, rights and our understanding of ‘the good society’. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy, tailored to ...

Social Work A Reader

Social Work: A Reader

1st Edition

Edited By Viviene E. Cree
November 17, 2010

What are the key ideas that underpin social work practice? This inspiring Reader brings together some of the most significant ideas which have informed social work practice over the last forty years. Exploring these fundamental ideas, the book includes commentaries that allow the reader to ...

Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice A Practical Skills Guide

Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice: A Practical Skills Guide

1st Edition

By Pam Green Lister
January 24, 2012

All social work students study theory and undertake practice placements. Integrating the two – so that each informs the other – is both essential and notoriously tricky. This accessible book demystifies the process and offers helpful evidence-based strategies for doing it successfully. Structured ...

Becoming a Social Worker Global Narratives

Becoming a Social Worker: Global Narratives

2nd Edition

Edited By Viviene E. Cree
January 16, 2013

This is a book about social workers and social work. It tells the story of the journey into and through social work of people from around the world living and working in social work today. We hear what has brought them into social work and what has kept them in it since. Their lively accounts ...

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