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Social Work Skills

Social Work Skills

Develop the key skills needed for effective practice such as communication, reflection and empathy.

Social Work Skills

2018 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

Effective Communication

A Guide For The People Professions

Communication is the basis of so much of what happens in the workplace and indeed in our private lives. Without effective communication our lives are so much the poorer and with so many more problems. This book, now in an updated third edition, is …

Neil Thompson

2018 | Social Work Theory and Methods | Book

How to be a Social Worker

A Critical Guide for Students

This textbook equips social work students with the tools to develop a social work identity. It provides a critical examination of the knowledge base of social work – from human growth and development to social work research – and explores how a …

Dr. Priscilla Dunk-West

2018 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

The Skilled Communicator in Social Work

The Art and Science of Communication in Practice

A vital part of a social worker’s role is to build strong relationships based on confidence and trust, with people across all stages of the life course and from a broad range of backgrounds, in what can be extremely challenging circumstances. In …

Dr. Karen Healy

2017 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

Specialist Communication Skills for Social Workers

Developing Professional Capability

This book gives students a solid understanding of the key issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. Now going into its second edition, it combines practical examples with a clear theoretical approach and demonstrates …

Johanna Woodcock Ross

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 …

Sue Thompson, Neil Thompson

2016 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

The Social Work Companion

This new and fully updated edition of a hugely popular textbook is a practical and user-friendly guide that lets students know what to expect from their course and will be there every step of the way as a reference tool. Written by experts in the …

Dr Neil Thompson, Dr Sue 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 …

Clare Stone, Fiona Harbin

2017 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care

In health and social care settings, it's important to remember that not everyone uses words to communicate.

This uniquely inspiring book is co-produced with service users from Communicate2U, a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the …

Annette Roebuck

2017 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work

Making Social Work Count

Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face. In this unique and authoritative text, a group of expert authors explore the key areas …

Barbra Teater, John Devaney, Donald Forrester, Jonathan Scourfield, John Carpenter

2006 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

People Problems

People Problems aims to equip students, practitioners and managers with an understanding of the factors that contribute to a range of problems, such as conflict, stress, relationship difficulties and poor communication. It introduces fifty …

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 …

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

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 …

Barbara Bassot

2012 | Social Work Theory and Methods | Book

Social Work Methods and Skills

The Essential Foundations of Practice

This brilliantly systematic and comprehensive textbook provides an integrated approach to social work theory, methods and skills as the bedrock of all social work practice. Recognizing social work as a diverse activity that is rooted in common …

Karen Healy

2013 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

People management

At the heart of every organisation are the people that contribute to it. Neil Thompson's latest book offers an outstanding guide to the art of management by highlighting the, too often taken for granted, importance of staff and their well-being at …

Dr Neil Thompson

2015 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

Understanding Social Work

Preparing for Practice

Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, Understanding Social Work reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy. This popular text continues to offer an excellent foundation …

PhD Neil Thompson

2017 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

Research Methods for Social Workers

This handy book is a one-stop introduction to research and evaluation for social workers. Including unique project examples, exercises, discussion points and extensive signposting to further reading, and drawing on the author's many years of …

Linda Bell

2008 | Social Work Skills and Communcation | Book

Social Work Research for Social Justice

Students of social work need to understand the contribution of research, as part of this evidence base, to effective practice. This textbook introduces students to a range of research methods at a practical level and sensitises them to the …

Beth Humphries

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 …

David Howe

2002 | Social Work with Adults | Book

Loss and Grief

A Guide for Human Services Practitioners

This edited volume explores the wide range of practice situations across the human services in which issues loss and grief are likely to be important. It also extends understandings of loss and grief beyond death-related losses, encompassing new …

Neil Thompson, Jo Campling

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 …

Keith Davies, Ray Jones