Social Work and Social Policy Products

  • Incarcerating Motherhood

    The Enduring Harms of First Short Periods of Imprisonment on Mothers

    By Isla Masson

    The longevity of the harm caused by first time incarceration is still unknown, especially when the time spent in prison is minimal and when that person has dependent children. With large numbers of female prisoners currently serving short sentences in the UK, many of whom are primary caregivers, we…

    Hardback – 2018-11-12 
    Routledge Academic

  • Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery

    The Face of Trauma.

    By Mark B Constantian

    Why are some people simply unable to accept their appearance –and what drives some to pursue multiple elective procedures? Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery offers an exploration of the psychopathology surgeons sometimes encounter when seemingly excellent surgical candidates‘…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 

  • Group Work on the Edge

    Working with Marginalized People

    By Neil Hall

    Group work is a key intervention method in social work across many different settings and Group Work On The Edge introduces its theoretical basis and fundamental skills. Exploring how ‘tidy’ theory can be applied to working in 'messy' – flexible or informal – settings, it also gives specific…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 

  • Supervision in Clinical Practice

    A Practitioner's Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Joyce Scaife

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 

  • Empowerment and Control in the Australian Welfare State

    A Critical Analysis of Australian Social Policy Since 1972

    By Philip Mendes

    Welfare states can have both social care (humanitarian) and social control (oppressive) functions. This book makes the case for an alternative participatory and decentralized welfare state model that would prioritize social care by empowering and supporting welfare service users at a local…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Social Welfare Around the World

  • Microaggressions and Social Work Research, Practice and Education

    Edited by Michael S. Spencer

    While blatant forms of racism and discrimination have largely been condemned in our society, systematic oppression and racism can be manifested in a less obvious form, as ‘microaggressions’. The term, originally developed in the 1970s by Chester Peirce to describe the ways in which Black people…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology

    Typical and Atypical Development

    By Stephen Von Tetzchner

    Child and Adolescent Psychology provides an accessible and thorough introduction to human development by integrating insights from typical and atypical development. This integration cements understanding since the same processes are involved. Knowledge about atypical development informs the…

    Paperback – 2018-10-22 

  • Time, Temporality and Motherhood

    Edited by Rachel Colls, Abi McNiven

    This edited collection provides a distinctive contribution to motherhood studies by addressing how becoming a mother is influenced not just by place and space but also by time and temporality. It explores the complexity and multiple temporalities that surround mothering, such as dreaming about…

    Hardback – 2018-10-11 
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Art in Social Work Practice

    Theory and Practice: International Perspectives

    Edited by Ephrat Huss, Eltje Bos

    This is the first book ever to be published on arts use in social work. Bringing together theoretical connections between arts and social work, and with practice examples of arts in micro and macro social work practice from around the world, the book aims to inspire the reader with new ideas. It…

    Hardback – 2018-10-08 
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Why Won't My Teenager Talk to Me?

    2nd Edition

    By John Coleman

    Do you wish your son or daughter would tell you more about what is happening in their life, and that they would open up to you more often? Are you worried about them as they seem to be spending more and more time in their bedroom and on their smartphone? The teenage years can be a time of concern…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08 

  • Pacific Social Work

    Navigating Practice, Policy and Research

    By Jioji Ravulo, Tracie Mafile'o, Donald Bruce Yeates

    As a region, the Pacific is developing rapidly. This textbook, the first of its kind, decolonizes the dominant western rhetoric that is evident in Pacific social work and rejuvenates current practice models to enhance evolving Pacific perspectives by Incorporating Pacific epistemologies and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 

  • Using Diagrams in Psychotherapy

    A Guide to Visually Enhanced Therapy

    By Charles M. Boisvert, Mohiuddin Ahmed

    Using Diagrams in Psychotherapy presents the Visually Enhanced Therapy framework, a unique approach to communicating information in psychotherapy. The framework brings visual information processing principles and techniques into the practice of psychotherapy to help therapists communicate more…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 

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