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Consumed: In Search of my Sister

Paperback, 12/05/2022, £9.99
A moving memoir about TB, grief, sisterhood, poverty and the reservoir of blame, guilt and unreliable memories from a troubled childhood in Lahore and London.

Writing Skills for Social Work Students

Paperback, 03/03/2021, £16.99
This book will equip Social Work students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to produce first-rate written assignments. Students are taken through the core stages of working on an assignment, from planning the task and reading and note-making through to finding and evaluating sources, drafting a text, and editing and proofreading.

The Short Guide to Social Policy

Paperback, 18/09/2015, £14.99
This fully updated edition of an essential introductory text offers a concise guide to the key structures and concepts in social policy and is designed to work in partnership with unique, innovative digital content that adds depth and provides a truly integrated way of learning.

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.

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.

Teamworking Skills for Social Workers (Social Work Skills in Practice)

Paperback, 16/06/2013, £25.99
This book reviews different types of teams and explores the dynamics present when people work together, the roles individuals play and the skills necessary for effective teamworking. This book will be suitable for both pre- and post-qualifying social work students.

Critical Analysis Skills for Social Workers (Social Work Skills in Practice)

Paperback, 16/06/2013, £25.99
Analysis is a critical skill for social workers, yet it is a skill that many practitioners find very difficult. This book helps social workers to improve their analysis skills by offering a very basic, step-by-step model to develop an analytical mindset.

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.

Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work: Making Social Work Count

Paperback, 11/11/2016, £32.99
Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face.

Sustaining Social Work: Between Power and Powerlessness

Paperback, 21/04/2016, £26.99
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.

Rights and Wrongs in Social Work

Paperback, 24/06/2016, £24.99
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.

People Skills

Paperback, 01/12/2015, £30.99
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, £29.99
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, £33.99
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, £29.99
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, £26.99

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

Paperback, 04/10/2017, £28.99
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, £28.99
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.

The Professional Social Worker

Paperback, 10/06/2016, £32.99
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, £29.99
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.

Understanding Drug Use and Abuse: A Global Perspective

Paperback, 30/05/2014, £35.99
Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.

House, Home and Society

Paperback, 18/03/2016, £36.99
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.

Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work

Paperback, 09/09/2016, £30.99
Ethics and values, the cornerstone of good social work practice, are vital in upholding the dignity of service users.

Key Concepts and Theory in Social Work

Paperback, 14/06/2017, £30.99

Social and Community Development: An Introduction

Paperback, 16/11/2018, £26.99
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, £23.99
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.

Critical Thinking Skills for your Social Work Degree

Paperback, 17/04/2019, £15.99
An essential text for all those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, providing study support and skills development for critical thinking, reading and writing.

Guide to Statutory Social Work Interventions: The Lived Experience

Paperback, 20/05/2019, £26.99
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, £28.99
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.

Social Work with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants: Theory and Skills for Practice

Paperback, 21/08/2019, £24.99
Social work is an international profession and is increasingly having to respond to the needs of displaced people and those impacted by immigration control systems. This book will be a vital resource for service providers, students and academics, specifically those who provide services to people whose lives are impacted by borders.

How to Use Social Work Theory in Practice: An Essential Guide

Paperback, 08/01/2020, £24.99
In this clear and systematic book covering the both general practice concepts and theoretical insights, best-selling author Malcolm Payne shows you how to work with the main social work theories and practice techniques and pinpoint their strengths and limitations.

Assessment in Social Work 5ed

Paperback, 20/03/2020, £29.99
Assessment is a core component of social work. Since first publication, Assessment in Social Work has provided students and practitioners with a clear overview of the complex issues they face and a map of the theory they need to draw on in order to conduct thorough, effective and meaningful assessments.

Understanding Social Work: Preparing for Practice 5ed

Paperback, 30/03/2020, £29.99
Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, this popular textbook reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy.

How to Thrive in Professional Practice: A Self-care Handbook

Paperback, 20/04/2020, £17.99
Through a range of self-care activities, this book will help you to look after yourself so that you are fit to face the demands of your profession.

The Sociology of Work

Paperback, 00/12/2015, £22.99
This leading, authoritative textbook has been carefully and substantially revised to provide the indispensable foundational resource for the sociology of work. The fourth edition has been transformed to combine unrivalled explanations of classic theories with the most cutting-edge research, data and debates.

Anti-Social: The secret diary of an anti-social behaviour officer

Hardback, 23/07/2020, £16.99
wickedly funny, wearily endearing and absolutely enraging' CAROLINE SANDERSON, Bookseller'A funny, thoughtful look into one of the toughest jobs I can imagine' SHAPPI KORSANDI
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