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Social Problems and Social Justice

Paperback, 21/02/2017, £28.99
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.

Practice Learning in Social Work

Paperback, 04/12/2015, £26.99
This book provides a user-friendly approach to practice learning by situating the experience of placement within a broader learning framework. Rather than treat placements as an isolated aspect of the degree, the book shows how the experience is relevant to all aspects of the social work experience. It is essential reading for all students.

Using the Law in Social Work 7ed

Paperback, 22/06/2017, £22.99
An essential book to help social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.

Values and Ethics in Social Work 3ed

Paperback, 18/04/2017, £28.99
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.

Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work 3ed

Paperback, 18/04/2017, £27.99
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.

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.

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

Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £24.99
A step-by-step guide to developing effective communication skills with a diverse range of service users and professionals.

Social Work with Disadvantaged and Marginalised People

Paperback, 22/11/2017, £21.99
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.

Complexity in Social Work

Paperback, 14/04/2018, £26.99
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.

Family group conferences in social work: Involving families in social care decision making

Paperback, 22/06/2018, £26.99
This insightful book discusses the origins and theoretical underpinnings of family led decision making and brings together the current research on the efficacy and limitations of family group conferences into a single text.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work 5ed

Paperback, 11/01/2019, £22.99
This book offers students a solid grounding in the core knowledge and skills of communication needed for effective practice. It takes the key theories and explains them in a systematic and practice-related way, to help undergraduate and postgraduate students develop a critical understanding of the subject.

House, Home and Society

Paperback, 18/03/2016, £35.99
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 Companion

Paperback, 02/12/2015, £32.99
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, £28.99
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 4ed

Paperback, 06/10/2017, £25.99

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

Paperback, 04/10/2017, £27.99
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 2ed

Paperback, 17/08/2016, £27.99
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 6ed

Paperback, 06/05/2016, £26.99
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.

Promoting Equality: Working with Diversity and Difference 4ed

Paperback, 12/10/2017, £28.99
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.

Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work

Paperback, 09/09/2016, £29.99
Ethics and values, the cornerstone of good social work practice, are vital in upholding the dignity of service users.

Social and Community Development: An Introduction

Paperback, 16/11/2018, £25.99
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.

Exploring and Locating Social Work: A Foundation for Practice

Paperback, 22/11/2018, £22.99
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.

Law for Social Workers 15ed

Paperback, 13/06/2019, £29.99
Trusted for over 25 years, Law for Social Workers expertly guides students throughout their studies and into practice. The authors skilfully combine accessible legal explanation, real-life case studies, and valuable practice-focused advice.

Guide to Statutory Social Work Interventions: The Lived Experience

Paperback, 20/05/2019, £25.99
In recent years there has been a significant shift within social work practice towards recognising the expertise of people with a lived experience.

Health and Well-being for Young People: Building Resilience and Empowerment

Paperback, 20/05/2016, £27.99
Highlighting key concepts and drawing on theoretical perspectives, this book provides an invaluable introduction to the topic of health and wellbeing for young people. Clear, concise and highly accessible, it identifies the current key issues and debates that relate to the health and wellbeing of young people, both in the UK and beyond.

Research and the Social Work Picture

Paperback, 10/09/2019, £26.99
Drawing on evidence from across Europe, Asia and the USA, this accessible book covers how social workers can engage with research and draw on it in practice.

Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

Paperback, 01/02/2018, £12.99
This new edition provides A-Z definitions of terms from the broad field of social care. Accessible coverage of social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics such as health and education, make this an ideal reference for students as well as qualified social workers.

Research Design in Social Work: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods

Paperback, 22/09/2014, £22.99
This is a complete social worker's guide to undertaking qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research.

Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014

Paperback, 15/05/2017, £29.00
This book will help social workers gain a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve best practice in applying the Care Act 2014.

New Directions in Social Work Practice 2ed

Paperback, 22/10/2014, £26.99
'Hatton's book is a welcome antidote to stagnation and moribund thinking in contemporary professional practice and readers will gain much from engaging with the concepts he sets out and the challenges he raises.' Jonathan Parker, Series Editor

Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour 2ed

Paperback, 01/08/2014, £27.99
This book explains the wide basis of perspectives on which we build an understanding of people's behaviours and why we respond in the way we do.

Sociology for Social Workers 2ed

Paperback, 19/12/2014, £18.99
The second edition of this major textbook clearly shows how sociology can inform professional social work practice in the twenty-first century. It provides an easy-to-follow, jargon-free introduction to sociology for social work students, with crucial links to practice across a comprehensive range of topics.

Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Paperback, 11/04/2002, £14.99
Based on the experiences of hundreds of survivors, this work profiles victims who share the challenges and triumphs of their personal healing processes. It offers mental, emotional and physical support to people who are in the process of rebuilding their lives.

Critical Practice in Social Work 2ed

Paperback, 16/04/2009, £35.99
Bringing together theory and practice discussion in rich combination, this significantly updated text provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to contemporary social work. Incorporating key theories and vivid case material, this text's powerful practice focus makes it indispensable for students and practitioners alike.

Social Work 3ed

Paperback, 16/04/2009, £35.99
The long awaited new edition of this hugely popular text has been heavily revised to reflect the current needs of students on the first year of their social work degree. With ten new chapters and a wealth of expert contributors, this text looks exclusively and in detail at the topics that matter.

Anti-oppressive social work theory & practice

Paperback, 16/09/2002, £37.99
This work moves from a discussion of social work's purpose and ambitions to an exposition of theory and, from there, to the practice arenas of working with individuals, in groups, within organisations, and within a wider social and political context.

Doing social work research

Paperback, 01/09/2009, £28.99
This accessible book is based on the author's extensive practical experience of carrying out and teaching research in the social work field. Social work research is shown to be both a distinctive academic enterprise and a task that can be accomplished effectively in line with the values and ethical principles that lie at the discipline's core.

Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing

Paperback, 02/09/2003, £14.99
This prescriptive book by an internationally renowned therapist shows emotionally abused people how to help themselves. It also shows emotionally abusive people how to stop abusing. It helps people in emotionally abusive relationships determine whether their relationship is worth saving or not.

Social Work Practice Placements: Critical and Reflective Approaches

Paperback, 15/12/2014, £21.99
Helps in developing an understanding of two key approaches to placement study: critical thinking and reflective practice. This book also includes a chapter on using the reflective and critical skills to prepare for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

Human Growth, Behaviour and Development: Essential Theory and Application in Social Work

Paperback, 04/11/2015, £26.99
Many students struggle when it comes to incorporating theories of human growth and behaviour into their practice. This book takes students right back to basics, explaining and analysing key theories in an accessible way before going on to discuss, in detail, how theory can be incorporated into every day social work practice.

Popular education practice for youth & community development work

Paperback, 08/02/2010, £24.99
This book provides the underpinning theory and practice ideas on Popular Education for students and practitioners of youth and community development work.

Working with Aggression and Resistance in Social Work

Paperback, 16/06/2011, £24.99
A text on working with aggressive or resistant groups and individuals
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