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Exploring and Locating Social Work: A Foundation for Practice

Paperback, 22/11/2018, £21.99
This engaging and accessible introduction to social work encourages reflective learning in preparation for practice.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

Paperback, 25/03/2019, £21.99
You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written - write reports that achieve and illuminate.

Social and Community Development: An Introduction

Paperback, 16/11/2018, £24.99
Social and Community Development is an essential introduction to the subject for students, potential practitioners, and activists interested in community action and emancipatory social change.

Key Concepts and Theory in Social Work

Paperback, 14/06/2017, £28.99

Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work

Paperback, 09/09/2016, £28.99
Ethics and values, the cornerstone of good social work practice, are vital in upholding the dignity of service users.

Social Problems and Social Justice

Paperback, 21/02/2017, £25.99
This book discusses the nature and significance of social problems, and considers the relationship between social problems and social justice. It provides an overview of some of the key problems currently facing society, and clearly and systematically demonstrates how these problems perpetuate social injustice, inequality and discrimination.

Organisations and Management in Social Work 2ed

Paperback, 12/11/2012, £27.99
This book tackles a core subject on the undergraduate social work curriculum: management and organisational practice. The Second Edition includes a new chapter on leadership and supervision, and increased focus on interprofessional collaboration across health and social care services.

Practice Educator's Handbook 2ed

Paperback, 19/03/2013, £21.99
A fully-updated guide to the new Practice Educator Framework

Values and Ethics in Social Work 3ed

Paperback, 18/04/2017, £27.99
This book will enable students to better understand key concepts and ethical and philosophical positions which will inform their assessed work and competence as a professional.

Social Work and Human Development 5ed

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £20.99
Social work engages with people across the life course, and social workers are expected to work with groups of people at very different stages of their life. This book helps students gain a thorough understanding of human growth as it is a central part of their qualifying social work training and practice.

Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work 3ed

Paperback, 18/04/2017, £25.99
This book, written for practicing social workers undertaking their ASYE and compulsory CPD, has been designed to help professionals make sound judgments in increasingly complex contexts and under pressure.

Social Work in Context: Theory and Concepts

Paperback, 01/10/2017, £24.99
This book uses key sociological concepts and theories to help student social workers better understand the nature of their work and the context within which they will be working.

Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice

Paperback, 08/06/2017, £19.00
How to understand social work theory and apply it to social work practice

Using the Law in Social Work 7ed

Paperback, 22/06/2017, £20.99
An essential book to help social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.

Social Work and Mental Health 6ed

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £21.99
A clear and accessible introduction to the complex issues surrounding mental health.

Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work: Making Social Work Count

Paperback, 11/11/2016, £28.99
Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face.

Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and

Paperback, 25/06/2010, £18.99
A bestselling introduction to social work practice.

Observation in Health and Social Care: Applications for Learning, Research and Practice with Children and Adults

Paperback, 21/07/2017, £24.99
One of the key skills in effective health and social care is accurately identifying and assessing the client's needs. This theoretically informed guide will show you how to enhance and apply these pivotal observation skills in a variety of challenging health and social settings with children, families and adults.

People Skills

Paperback, 01/12/2015, £27.99
This new edition offers a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to developing people skills. Written in an accessible and engaging style by leading author Neil Thompson, it is an essential read for students and practitioners of social work and all other helping professions.

Making and Implementing Public Policy: Key Concepts and Issues

Paperback, 27/10/2017, £25.99
It introduces the concepts and theoretical approaches that underpin the study of the policy process, reflects upon key developments and applies these the practice of policy formulation and implementation.

Social Work Companion

Paperback, 02/12/2015, £29.99
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.

Values in Social Work: Reconnecting with Social Justice

Paperback, 09/09/2016, £25.99
Principles of social justice lie at the heart of the social work profession. This book examines the current climate of social work practice and the challenges presented by neoliberalism. It puts forward a model for reconnecting with more traditional social justice values and doing the right thing rather than just doing things the right way.

Anti-Racist Social Work

Paperback, 06/10/2017, £22.99

Service User and Carer Involvement in Health and Social Care: A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis

Paperback, 04/10/2017, £24.99
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 engage with health and social care services.

Specialist Communication Skills for Social Workers

Paperback, 17/08/2016, £25.99
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 the subtleties of communication with specific and diverse service users and carers.

Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Equality, Diversity and Social Justice

Paperback, 06/05/2016, £25.99
The diversity of contemporary society is ever-increasing, and being anti-discriminatory is a fundamental element of social work. Bestselling author Neil Thompson's classic text is now going into its 6th edition, and remains a trusted introduction to the challenges of promoting social justice and equality.

The Professional Social Worker

Paperback, 10/06/2016, £28.99
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.

Promoting Equality: Working with Diversity and Difference 4ed

Paperback, 12/10/2017, £27.99
With a clear exposition of a coherent theory base that does justice to the multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of discrimination, Promoting Equality is essential reading for students and practitioners within the helping professions, and managers and supervisors across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour

Paperback, 01/01/2009, £22.99
By drawing from biological, psychological and sociological perspectives, the book aims to provide social work students with a theoretically informed basis to observe, understand, and interpret people's behaviours in ways that will contribute to excellent practice.

House, Home and Society

Paperback, 18/03/2016, £32.99
Issues around houses and homes reflect and inform our social, cultural and political worlds, from the subprime market and the financial crisis to social mobility and gender roles.

Social work dissertation

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £21.99
The book offers advice on how to get the most from supervision and explains the importance of ethics and political context within the research process. Use of social theory within research is explored, with suggestions of ways in which different theories can influence and help to contextualise social research.

Social Work with Disadvantaged and Marginalised People

Paperback, 22/11/2017, £19.99
Split into three parts, this book considers what is meant by disadvantage and marginalisation, how this can come about and the impact this may have on lives, before unpicking the key knowledge and skills needed to practice effectively with individuals and groups.

Practice Education in Social Work: Achieving Professional Standards

Paperback, 13/06/2016, £24.99
An invaluable guide for Practice Educators and Practice Supervisors undertaking learning and assessment to gain and maintain Stage 1 or 2 status under the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (2013) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators.

Professional Writing Skills (Social Work Skills in Practice)

Paperback, 16/11/2015, £22.99
This book gives social workers practical guidance on how to write analytically.

Social Work Practice

Paperback, 06/07/2007, £15.00
This book helps students to gain a knowledge of assessment, planning, intervention and review, to reflect upon that knowledge and to apply it in practice.

Sustaining Social Work: Between Power and Powerlessness

Paperback, 21/04/2016, £22.99
Social work is a profession under strain, and practitioners report finding the role increasingly challenging. Drawing on ideas from social theory and the social sciences, it puts forward a model of sustainable social work that will help practitioners not just cope but flourish - even in the context of ongoing crises.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work

Paperback, 25/06/2010, £17.99
Enables students to learn sound communication skills and confidently deal with children and/or adults in a social work setting.

Rights and Wrongs in Social Work

Paperback, 24/06/2016, £20.99
Informed by the author's original research, this engaging book uses a core set of powerful practice examples to demonstrate how complex ethical dilemmas can arise in everyday practice. Through detailed analysis of these examples, the book explores how social workers ought to consider right and wrong in practice, to arrive at ethical solutions.

Deinstitutionalization and Community Living: Intellectual Disability S

Paperback, 15/04/1996, £50.00
The number of people in institutions for the intellectually disabled in Britain, Scandinavia and the USA has fallen markedly over the last 25 years. Deinstitutionalization and Community Living reviews the changes that have taken place, identifies the lessons that have been learned and highlights the issues that remain to be addressed.

Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £22.99
A step-by-step guide to developing effective communication skills with a diverse range of service users and professionals.

Applied Sociology for Social Work

Paperback, 15/12/2017, £24.99
This book offers students a framework to explore how their professional responsibility to understanding sociology can be realised in every aspect of their work with a diverse range of service user groups including children and families, adults, older people, people with learning disabilities and people suffering from mental distress.

Social Work: An Introduction

Paperback, 16/01/2018, £31.99
?Packed full of case studies, activities and tools for real-life practice, this book covers all the main topics in the first year of both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree in social work. To provide a holistic view of the field, it used an integrated approach combining theory, policy and practice.

Complexity in Social Work

Paperback, 14/04/2018, £24.99
A book to help students and newly-qualified social workers plan for and manage complex cases in an increasingly complex environment

Relationship-Based Social Work, Getting to the Heart of Practice 2ed

Paperback, 21/02/2018, £22.99
Updated and revised edition of the highly successful guide to relationship-based practice in social work. It communicates the theory using illustrative case studies and offers a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals.

Networking and Community Partnership 2ed

Paperback, 28/08/1999, £27.50
This revised edition attempts to develop a theory of networking for social workers and others. It applies key networking principles to community and child care and takes into account the developments that have taken place since the first edition was published.

Report Writing: Social Work Pocketbooks

Paperback, 01/05/2012, £12.99
Report writing is a key social work skill, and one in which many practitioners receive very little formal training and preparation. This book provides key information, hints and tips to help you to develop your report writing style and to consider best practice in your written communication.



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