This book fills a gap for a definitive and accessible textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students on adult services. Social work with adults is a complex and demanding area of practice requiring a depth of critical analysis, reflection and creativity. It is also an area subject to ongoing change, and practitioners in this field need to develop a capacity for dealing with these changes and engaging with the challenges that arise as a consequence. Written by a series of experts - practitioners, academics and trainers - the book brings a perspective and depth of understanding to the topic which will bring it alive for students. Contributors: Ian Devereux, Felicity Elvidge, Keith French, Georgina Koubel, Edith Lewis, Charley Melville-Wiseman, Julie Potten, Marilyn Russell, Louise Watch and Mark Wiles.