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Social Work Practice

Learn how to navigate the often complicated professional context of social work to deliver the best service possible.

Social Work Practice

2019 | Social Work Practice | Book

Solution-Focused Practice

Effective Communication to Facilitate Change

This textbook shows how any conversation directed towards change can become a solution-focused one, whether in a planned series of sessions with individuals, families, groups, or in the less structured contexts in which many helping professionals …

Author:
Guy Shennan

2019 | Social Work Practice | Book

Social Work for Lazy Radicals

Relationship Building, Critical Thinking and Courage in Practice

Be proud to be a lazy radical! This textbook makes the case for a radical approach to social work that can be embraced by everyone. It's an approach based on real empathy and an understanding of oppression, of managerialism, of the moral heart of …

Author:
Dr. Jane Fenton

2019 | Social Work Practice | Book

Global Mindedness in International Social Work Practice

'International' social work is too often used as a bolt on subject which considers 'others' outside the 'national' framework. Instead this book encourages readers to embrace the concept of 'globally minded social work practice’. This means paying …

Authors:
Dr. Janet Carter Anand, Chaitali Das

2019 | Social Work Practice | Book

A Guide to Statutory Social Work Interventions

The Lived Experience

In recent years there has been a significant shift within social work practice towards recognising the expertise of people with a lived experience. As a result service user involvement is now embedded into curricula. Throughout this textbook …

Author:
Dr. Mel Hughes

2019 | Social Work Practice | Book

Exploring and Locating Social Work

A Foundation for Practice

This engaging and accessible introduction to social work encourages reflective learning in preparation for practice. Direct linking of key concepts to professional standards ensures that students are able to build up an understanding through …

Authors:
Darren Hill, Lorraine Agu, David Mercer

2010 | Social Work Practice | Book

Developing Research Based Social Work Practice

This book explores how research can improve the quality of social work. It provides an overview of the core theoretical concepts and the processes and practices in undertaking research.

Locating the place of social work research within the social …

Authors:
Joan Orme, David Shemmings

2008 | Social Work Practice | Book

Social Work and Power

Power is an unavoidable issue in social work. This important text explores these complex issues, both at a conceptual and applied level, in order to give students a clear understanding of the theoretical frameworks relevant to practice and to help …

Author:
Roger Smith

2004 | Social Work Practice | Book

Social Work Ideals and Practice Realities

Social work practice is becoming increasingly complex, with social workers struggling to hold onto their ideals and values in a pressurized and challenging social, political and organizational environment. This book provides an analytically …

Editors:
Mark Lymbery, Sandra Butler

2006 | Social Work Practice | Book

Management in Social Work

The third edition of this textbook has been thoroughly revised to meet the needs of today's social work students, professionals and service managers. It illustrates current legislation, policy, procedure and concerns, with additional material …

Authors:
Veronica Coulshed, Audrey Mullender, David N. Jones, Neil Thompson

2012 | Social Work Practice | Book

Social Work Practice

This trusted textbook for both students and practitioners has sold over 75,000 copies across its four previous editions. This comprehensive text is divided into three easily navigable parts: Part I guides the reader through the social work …

Authors:
Veronica Coulshed, Joan Orme

2018 | Social Work Theory and Methods | Book

Practising Social Work Sociologically

A Theoretical approach for New Times

This timely and much needed text book presents an innovative, theoretically based approach that helps students, practitioners and researchers alike orientate their view and sensibilities in a rapidly evolving modern world. Traditional social work …

Authors:
Dr. Priscilla Dunk-West, Fiona Verity

2018 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Integration of Health and Social Care in the UK

Policy and Practice

This timely and much needed text book provides a systematic assessment of recent policy developments across the UK and introduces the different models of integration which currently operate - from structural integration in Northern Ireland to …

Authors:
Prof. Deirdre Heenan, Derek Birrell

2008 | Social Work with Adults | Book

Empowerment, participation and social work

Now in its fourth edition, completely revised and updated, this book continues to offer in-depth coverage spanning both conceptual debates about empowerment and a range of practice issues. The text provides social workers with a clear framework …

Author:
Robert Adams

2018 | Social Work Practice | Book

Anti-Racist Social Work

Fully revised and updated throughout, this fourth edition of Lena Dominelli’s influential book retains its reputation as the go-to text on anti-racist social work practice. As racism continues to present a problem in contemporary society: the …

Author:
Prof. Lena Dominelli

2018 | Social Work Practice | Book

Promoting Equality

Working with Diversity and Difference

Practitioners working within the people professions have a legal and moral responsibility to promote equality978-1-352-00119-8978-1-137-40391-9 wherever possible. This insightful book from a leading author provides a lucid guide to the complexities of inequality, and offers a …

Author:
Neil Thompson

2016 | Social Work Practice | Book

Sustaining Social Work

Between Power and Powerlessness

Social work is a profession under strain, and practitioners report finding the role increasingly challenging. What can sustain social work in these times? How can social workers sustain themselves in the role? How can they derive confidence and …

Authors:
Robbie Duschinsky, Sue Lampitt, Susan Bell

2008 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Critically Reflective Practitioner

This important textbook is a revised and updated edition of a very well-received and much-appreciated insightful guide to reflective practice designed for students, practitioners and managers of social work, health care and related fields. Its …

Authors:
Sue Thompson, Neil Thompson

2017 | Social Work Practice | Book

Transformative Learning for Social Work

Learning For and In Practice

Learning and self-development is a continuous process for social workers, and practitioners must keep abreast of new knowledge, guidance and legislation in order to keep growing professionally.

In this innovative text, an expert group of authors …

Authors:
Clare Stone, Fiona Harbin

2017 | Social Work Practice | Book

Theorizing Practice

A Guide for the People Professions

Theory and practice are two sides of the same coin: they are inextricably linked. In this second edition of his classic text, Neil Thompson revisits the crucial topic of integrating theory and practice – this time, widening his scope to explore …

Author:
Neil Thompson

2017 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Professional Social Worker

Meeting the Challenege

In this ground-breaking text book, bestselling author Neil Thompson turns his attention to the question of 'What does it mean to be truly professional in the field of social work?'

Notions of professionalism in social work have changed over time.

Author:
Neil Thompson

2017 | Social Work Practice | Book

Working with Marginalised Groups

From Policy to Practice

This book highlights a range of individuals and groups in UK society who experience exclusion or marginalisation, including Roma, young carers and people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It takes a unique practice-based focus, designed to encourage …

Authors:
Anya Ahmed, Michaela Rogers

2015 | Social Work Practice | Book

Social Work and Community Development

A Critical Practice Perspective

At a time of growing social, economic and environmental challenge, this book offers a fresh and engaging perspective on the connections between social work and community development and on how social workers can use a community development …

Authors:
Catherine Forde, Deborah Lynch

2006 | Social Work Practice | Book

International Perspectives on Social Work

Global Conditions and Local Practice

As social work is fundamentally being altered by the 'Internationalization' of social problems, this book examines the implications for students and practitioners. Arguing that social professionals working locally need an understanding of global …

Authors:
Karen Lyons, Kathleen Manion, Mary Carlsen

2014 | Social Work Practice | Book

Reflective Social Work Practice

This book provides social workers with a framework for reflecting on their day-to-day practice. Using a social worker's diary as a starting point, it provides valuable insight in to how reflection enhances skills and how factors such as values and …

Authors:
Richard Ingram, Jane Fenton, Ann Hodson, Divya Jindal-Snape

2007 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Essentials of Community Care

The second edition of this guide to community care, aimed at both health and social care practitioners, offers a clear and structured introduction to present policy and practice. It is illustrated throughout by pertinent case material and has been …

Author:
Peter Sharkey
Editor:
Jo Campling

2017 | Social Work with Adults | Book

Safeguarding Adults and Children

Dilemmas and Complex Practice

As more and more people and organisations are affected by the austerity agenda and cuts to public services, there is increased risk that the person-centred nature of safeguarding practice will be consumed by …

Author:
Georgina Koubel

2017 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Reflective Journal

This is the second edition of Barbara Bassot's hugely popular book is a uniquely inspiring introduction to critically reflective practice. Using bite-sized theory combined with plentiful guidance and supporting activities, this book gives the …

Author:
Barbara Bassot

2018 | Social Work with Adults | Book

Service User and Carer Involvement in Health and Social Care

A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis

Written by a collection of experts in the field, this important new text provides a critical and constructive analysis of the ways in which service users and carers …

Authors:
Prof. Dr. Barbara Fawcett, Joy Fillingham, Dawn River, Maureen Smojkis, Nicki Ward

2017 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Challenge of Existential Social Work Practice

Social work is being constantly shaped by external forces such as new information technology, managerialism, increased public accountability and programme risk management. Although an appreciation of how these forces impact on direct service is …

Author:
Mark Griffiths

2017 | Social Work Practice | Book

Community Development, Social Action and Social Planning

Now going into its fifth edition, Alan Twelvetrees' invaluable guide to the theory and practice of community work has been educating students and practitioners alike for over three decades. Covering topics such as work with community groups, the …

Author:
Alan Twelvetrees

2014 | Social Work with Adults | Book

A–Z of Professional Ethics

If you are looking for an accessible introduction to the essential concepts that define the field of professional ethics, then this is the book for you.

Richard Hugman's A-Z of Professional Ethics offers a winning combination of breadth and …

Author:
Richard Hugman

2008 | Social Work Practice | Book

Social Work and the Community

A Critical Context for Practice

How important is the notion of community to skilled social work? This book explores how the concept relates to policy, theory and professional practice. With analysis of contemporary social problems throughout a variety of community settings, this …

Authors:
Paul Stepney, Keith Popple

2007 | Social Work with Adults | Book

Working With Violence

Policies and Practices in Risk Assessment and Management

Assessing and managing violence places a heavy burden on practitioners in social work, criminal justice and health care settings. Milner and Myers examine current explanatory theories of violence and how these influence assessment and …

Authors:
Judith Milner, Steve Myers

2008 | Social Work Practice | Book

Best Practice in Social Work

Critical Perspectives

Social work has laboured too long under a 'deficit' model that focuses on failings and problems of practice. Emphasising best practice, strengths and collaborative partnership this ambitious book seeks to redress the balance. Undergraduate and …

Editors:
Karen Jones, Barry Cooper, Harry Ferguson

2009 | Social Work Practice | Book

Social Care Practice in Context

In this clear and insightful book, best selling author Malcolm Payne analyses the major elements of social care practice, explaining how caring and social work skills and values are crucial to effective social care.

Through theory, research …

Author:
Malcolm Payne

2013 | Social Work Practice | Book

Partnerships for Public Health and Well-being

Policy and Practice

Written by a leading author, this text provides a much needed account of UK public health and well-being policies and considers their influence on practice. With an emphasis on the importance of inter-agency and inter-professional approaches, this …

Author:
Rob Baggott

2014 | Social Work Practice | Book

A–Z of Substance Misuse and Drug Addiction

If you are looking for an incisive and highly readable account of current research and debates in the field of drugs and substance misuse, then this is the book for you.

Written by a leading researcher and commentator, the A-Z of Substance Misuse …

Author:
Neil McKeganey

2014 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Narrative Practitioner

This book provides a guide to narrative theory and practice; a form of therapy which views people as the experts on their own lives. Rooted in the ideas of Michael White and David Epston from the famous Dulwich Centre, it offers a rich source of …

Author:
Laura Béres

2010 | Social Work Practice | Book

Spirituality and Social Work

Written by two leading authors in the field, Social Work and Spiritualityprovides a critical engagement with the concept of spirituality and a much needed framework for the integration of spiritual care in mainstream practice. It isfundamental …

Authors:
Margaret Holloway, Bernard Moss

2006 | Social Work Practice | Book

Challenging Social Work

The institutional context of practice

Taking account of the political, economic and cultural changes that have impacted on social work over recent years, this book explores the challenges and presents the realities of practice. Using an international range of examples, McDonald makes …

Author:
Catherine McDonald

2006 | Social Work Practice | Book

Social Work Process and Practice: Approaches, Knowledge and Skills

This new textbook examines the knowledge, skills and values that underpin and inform current social work practice and processes. With a clear focus on skills, social work processes and the suitability of different methods, Watson offers students a …

Authors:
David Watson, Janice West
Editor:
Jo Campling

2007 | Social Work Practice | Book

Learning and Teaching in Social Work Practice

With the increasing importance of learning on practice placement this new book provides students, practitioners and their assessors with a practical understanding of how people learn best in the workplace; the principles involved in work-based …

Authors:
Audrey Beverley, Aidan Worsley

2010 | Social Work Practice | Book

Rethinking Social Work in a Global World

This text offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of globalisation, their impact on social work and the resulting challenges in practice. The authors draw on post-colonialism to consider the global issues facing social work, such as …

Authors:
Gai Harrison, Rose Melville

2014 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Compleat Social Worker

The role of the social worker is to be found lying interestingly between society and the individuals they work with. As a result, social workers often feel pulled between the demands and challenges that each presents. The Compleat Social Worker …

Author:
David Howe

2016 | Social Work Practice | Book

Practice Learning in Social Work

Learning through practice lies at the heart of social work education, providing the opportunity for students to develop and employ the skills, experience and knowledge they need to become effective social workers. This exciting new addition to …

Author:
Jennifer Burton

2015 | Social Work with Adults | Book

Assessment in Social Work

Assessment is a crucial social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This core text book gives you structured, practical guidance on how to approach this vital professional skill. In a clear and …

Authors:
Judith Milner, Steve Myers, Patrick O’Byrne

2009 | Social Work Practice | Book

International Comparative Research

Theory, Methods and Practice

This authoritative book examines the what, why and how of international comparative research. It offers a comprehensive topic-based overview of the theory and practice of comparative research and addresses the possible concerns of those both …

Author:
Linda Hantrais

2010 | Social Work Practice | Book

Hybrid Organizations and the Third Sector

Challenges for Practice, Theory and Policy

Addressing a key social policy problem, this book analyses modern voluntary organisations through the lens of a new theory of hybrid organisations, which is tested and developed in the context of a range of case studies. Essential reading for all …

Editor:
David Billis

2014 | Social Work Practice | Book

A–Z of Inter-Agency Working

If you are looking for a succinct overview of the ideas and debates that shape the field of interagency working, then this is the book for you.

Jon Glasby and Helen Dickinson's A-Z of Interagency Working provides an expertly organised source of …

Authors:
Jon Glasby, Helen Dickinson

2014 | Social Work with Adults | Book

A–Z of Mediation

If you are in search of a concise yet authoritative overview of mediation as a process of dispute resolution, then you need look no further.

Marian Roberts' A-Z of Mediation succinctly captures the concepts, applications, debates and critiques that …

Author:
Marian Roberts

2015 | Social Work Practice | Book

A–Z of Reflective Practice

This new text provides a jargon-free user guide to the key concepts, models and techniques of reflective practice from one of the leading writers in the field. A one-stop source book, it can be used both by the beginner as a handbook and by the …

Author:
Fiona Timmins

2010 | Social Work Practice | Book

Understanding International Social Work

A Critical Analysis

Adopting a global frame of reference, this text provides a clear and comprehensive comparative analysis of international social work, using case studies to illustrate practice issues in different geographical locations. This book is essential …

Author:
Richard Hugman

2016 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Authentic Leader

Neil Thompson provides a fresh, unique perspective on leadership skills. The Authentic Leader highlights problems with existing approaches and makes a case for a human centred-approach. It will enrich understanding of good leadership by …

Author:
Neil Thompson

2011 | Social Work Practice | Book

Anti-Racist Practice in Social Work

A critical introduction to key debates about race and racism, this new addition to the Reshaping Social Work series examines race as a social construct. It addresses the origins of anti-racist practice and analyses practical issues to provide a …

Author:
Kish Bhatti-Sinclair

2009 | Social Work Practice | Book

Critical Practice in Social Work

What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? Edited by three Social Work’s leading scholars, the second edition of this highly respected textbook helps bridge the gap between social work theory and the …

Editors:
Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli, Malcolm Payne

2008 | Social Work Practice | Book

The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker

Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, this key textbook offers an insight on the theory of emotional intelligence and its vital practical value. Elegantly and succinctly written, it makes a powerful case for the importance of …

Author:
David Howe

2016 | Social Work Practice | Book

Anti-Discriminatory Practice

Equality, Diversity and Social Justice

Addressing the common concepts and issues across the various forms of discrimination, this core text from one of Palgrave’s best-selling authors explores the reasons why the development of anti-discriminatory practice is so vital and examines the …

Author:
Neil Thompson

2016 | Social Work with Adults | Book

Practising Spirituality

Reflections on meaning-making in personal and professional contexts

The steady increase in economic, social, environmental and political hardships experienced by many around the globe has led, in recent years, to a corresponding growth in the importance ascribed to finding meaning in life, and to addressing the …

Author:
Laura Béres

2016 | Social Work Practice | Book

Skills for Social Work Practice

Skills lie at the heart of all actions of a social worker, and inform all aspects of practice – from drawing on vital theoretical and ethical frameworks to applying the law and research findings to particular situations. This user-friendly and …

Editors:
Keith Davies, Ray Jones

2014 | Social Work Practice | Book

Being Critically Reflective

Engaging in Holistic Practice

Many students and practitioners are familiar with critical reflection but struggle to make space for it in their everyday practice. This book provides an accessible and practical introduction not only to doing critical …

Author:
Fiona Gardner

2011 | Social Work Practice | Book

Decision making in social work

At a time when accountability and the avoidance of risk are increasingly demanded of social work practitioners, the ability to make clear and reasoned professional decisions is essential. This welcome new edition provides a supportive framework …

Author:
Terence O’Sullivan

2014 | Social Work with Adults | Book

a–z of Groups & Groupwork

Launching Palgrave's new interdisciplinary Professional Keywords series, this reader-friendly reference guide distils the vast field of groupwork study and practice into digestible, yet authoritative, chunks. With over 60 alphabetized entries, it …

Authors:
Mark Doel, Timothy B. Kelly

2009 | Social Work Practice | Book

Practising Social Work in a Complex World

This classic textbook provides the clearest and most authoritative introduction available to working in situations characterised not only by risk and change but also by high pressure to deliver successful outcomes. Edited by three of the leading …

Editors:
Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli, Malcolm Payne