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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
16 JUN 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 book Preface Guided tour Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 - Relationship-based and Reflective Approaches for Contemporary Social Work Practice Chapter 2 - Modern Social Work in Context: Policy, Politics and Organisations Chapter 3 Contemporary Challenges : social work in the twenty-first century Part One: Understanding social work Chapter 4 - The Development of Social Work: Key Themes and Critical Debates Chapter 5 - The values and politics of social work practice Chapter 6 - Social Work Knowledge and Practice Chapter 7 - Human Development through the Lifespan Chapter 8 - Law and Social Work Chapter 9 - Understanding and using research in social work practice Part Two: Practice skills and practice theories Chapter 10 - Assessment in Social Work Practice Chapter 11 - Communication Skills Chapter 12 - Planning and Intervening Chapter 13 - Inter-professional Working Chapter 14 User Involvement Chapter 15 - Informal family carers Part Three: Social work in relationship-based practice with user groups Chapter 16 Social Work with children and families Chapter 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 Use Chapter 22 Social Work with Vulnerable Older People Bibliography glossary Index