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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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Social Work A Reader

Social Work: A Reader

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Viviene E. Cree, Trish McCulloch
April 04, 2023

Building on the successful 1st edition, this reader brings together some of the most significant ideas that have informed social work practice over the last fifty years. At the same time as presenting these foundational extracts, the book includes commentaries that allow the reader to understand ...

Social Work Practice with People with Dementia

Social Work Practice with People with Dementia

1st Edition

By Peter Scourfield
July 08, 2022

Social Work Practice with People with Dementia critically discusses the cultural and discursive contexts in which social work with dementia takes place. This is because how we think about dementia influences how we treat people living with the condition. The book also explains the demographic ...

Mental Health Social Work in Context

Mental Health Social Work in Context

3rd Edition

By Nick Gould
June 02, 2022

This new edition of Mental Health Social Work in Context continues to be an authoritative, evidence-based introduction to a core area of the social work curriculum.  Grounded in the social models of mental health particularly relevant to qualifying social workers, but also intended to ...

Becoming a Social Worker

Becoming a Social Worker

3rd Edition

Edited By Viviene E. Cree
June 01, 2022

This fully revised new edition of Becoming a Social Worker is made up of entirely new stories. Providing a ‘glocal’ frame of reference, the book describes the personal and professional narratives of a diverse range of people working in social work in the UK, what brought them into the field and ...

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

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 12, 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 04, 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 04, 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 16, 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 03, 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 ...

Social Work and Social Policy An Introduction

Social Work and Social Policy: An Introduction

2nd Edition

By Jonathan Dickens
January 29, 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 ...

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