Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

Overview

This book is a quick and accessible reference guide to the key concepts that social work students and professionals need to understand to be effective. The authors place practice at the center of the text, and include a host of case examples to bring the concepts to life. Examining the essential topics of the social work curriculum, the concepts covered relate to practice, theory, policy and personal challenges. Further reading is included in each entry, so that the reader can explore what they have learned in ...

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Overview

This book is a quick and accessible reference guide to the key concepts that social work students and professionals need to understand to be effective. The authors place practice at the center of the text, and include a host of case examples to bring the concepts to life. Examining the essential topics of the social work curriculum, the concepts covered relate to practice, theory, policy and personal challenges. Further reading is included in each entry, so that the reader can explore what they have learned in more detail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446207307
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/29/2012
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Aidan Worsley has a professional background in the probation service, working as a Probation Officer and latterly a Senior Probation Officer from 1987 to 1997 before moving into Higher Educaiton. He has written and researched around themes of practice education, interprofessional learning, social work education, and practitioner research. He is actively involved - and committed to - social work reform, being a member of the Reform Board, as well as having roles with the HCPC and College of Social Work. He is currently Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire - and is also co-chair of the Association of Professors of Social Work.

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Table of Contents

Accountability
Advocacy
Anti-Oppressive Practice
Assessment
Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Care Management
Carers
Communication
Confidentiality
Counselling
Critical Thinking
Dementia
Direct Work with Children
Domestic Violence
Empowerment
Equality and Diversity
Ethics
Family Work
Finance
Fostering
History of Social Work
HIV and Social Work
International Social Work
Law and Social Work
Leadership and Management
Learning Disability
Looked after Children
Managing Change
Managing Technology
Media and Social Work
Mental Capacity
Mental Health
Multi-Professional Working
Older People
Partnership
Personalisation
Practice Education
Physical Disability
The Political Context of Social Work
Practice Education
Professional Development
Quality Assurance
Record-Keeping
Reflection
Religion and Belief
Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Risk Assessment and Risk Management
Safeguarding Adults
Safeguarding Children
Service User Involvement
Sexuality
Social Exclusion
Social Justice
Social Work
Social Work in Healthcare Settings
Stress in Social Work
Substance Misuse
Supervision
Team Working
Theory and Social Work
Values
Welfare Rights
Youth Justice

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