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SOCIAL WORK: AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE

PAPERBACK BY WILSON, KATE; RUCH, GILLIAN; LYMBERY, MARK E. F.; COOPER, ANDREW

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ISBN
9781408244708
IMPRINT
LONGMAN
 
 
EDITION
2ND EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
760 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 MAY 2011

DESCRIPTION

Social Work: An introduction to contemporary practice has quickly established itself as a leading and uniquely comprehensive introduction to the field. Essential knowledge and skills are examined with authority and depth, and key debates approached in an accessible, informative and engaging way. Underpinned by research and advice to make close illustrative links with practice, it stimulates interest and actively engages the reader.Richly supported throughout with examples and real-life case scenarios, the text encourages the reader to adopt a critical and reflective approach. Furthermore, believing that social work exists to help people through complex and painful transitions in life, the authors set the relationship at the heart of social work practice. This text is essential reading for social work students on undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes, newly qualified social workers and practitioners in a variety of settings

CONTENTS

Contributors to this bookPrefaceGuided tourAcknowledgementsIntroductionChapter 1 - Relationship-based and Reflective Approaches for Contemporary Social Work PracticeChapter 2 - Modern Social Work in Context: Policy, Politics and OrganisationsChapter 3 Contemporary Challenges : social work in the twenty-first centuryPart One: Understanding social workChapter 4 - The Development of Social Work: Key Themes and Critical DebatesChapter 5 - The values and politics of social work practice Chapter 6 - Social Work Knowledge and Practice Chapter 7 - Human Development through the LifespanChapter 8 - Law and Social WorkChapter 9 - Understanding and using research in social work practicePart Two: Practice skills and practice theoriesChapter 10 - Assessment in Social Work Practice Chapter 11 - Communication Skills Chapter 12 - Planning and InterveningChapter 13 - Inter-professional WorkingChapter 14 User Involvement Chapter 15 - Informal family carersPart Three: Social work in relationship-based practice with user groupsChapter 16 Social Work with children and familiesChapter 17 Social Work with Adults: policy and practice Chapter 18 Social Work With Young Offenders Chapter 19 Social Work with Disabled Children and Adults Chapter 20 Social Work with adults with mental health problems Chapter 21 - Social Work and Drug UseChapter 22 Social Work with Vulnerable Older PeopleBibliographyglossaryIndex