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.
Using Advocacy in Social Work Practice A Guide for Students and Professionals
Communication and Interviewing Skills for Practice in Social Work, Counselling and the Health Professions
Social Work and Integrated Care
Counselling Skills for Social Workers
Social Work in a Changing Scotland
Mental Health Social Work in Context
Social Work and Social Policy An Introduction
Social Work A Reader
Becoming a Social Worker Global Narratives
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...