Doing Relationship-Based Social Work: A Practical Guide to Building Relationships and Enabling Change

Doing Relationship-Based Social Work: A Practical Guide to Building Relationships and Enabling Change

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Doing Relationship-Based Social Work: A Practical Guide to Building Relationships and Enabling Change by Mary McColgan

Relationships and communication are the foundation of good social work practice. This book offers a new model, drawn from research and practical experience, which describes how to carry out effective relationship-based social work.

Doing Relationship-Based Social Work provides a refreshing and realistic approach to social work practice. The model itself is built around four stages: engagement, negotiation, enabling change and valuing endings. Underpinned by motivational interviewing techniques, strengths focused practice, emotional intelligence and empowerment, the approach is supported by case examples and explanations of the importance of relationships at each stage.

Informative and practical, this book will be an invaluable text for undergraduate and postgraduate social work students as well as all social work and allied professionals committed to enabling positive change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785920141
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cheryl McMullin is currently in a teaching fellow post at Ulster University teaching undergraduates on the BSc Social Work degree. She is also a qualified social worker. Professor Mary McColgan is Head of School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies at Ulster University.

Table of Contents

1. Building Relationships in Social Work: A Four Stage Relationship Model. Cheryl McMullin, Practice Learning Centre Manager, Bryson Care, Northern Ireland. 2. Relationship Based Practice: Professional Challenges and Opportunities. John McLaughlin, Lecturer, Ulster University, Northern Ireland. 3. Relationships Based Social Work in Family and Child Care Practice. James Marshall, Lecturer, Ulster University, Northern Ireland. 4. Relational Work Young People. Cheryl McMullin, Practice Learning Centre Manager, Bryson Care, Northern Ireland. 5. Mentoring Young Offenders in the Republic of Ireland. Julia Alexander and Mary Henihan, Le chéile, Republic of Ireland. 6. Relationship Based Practice: Working with Older People. James Todd, Social Service Training and Development Consultant, Southern Health and Social Service Trust, Northern Ireland. 7. Building Relationships to Help Improve Mental Well Being. Stephen Clarke, Assistant Psychologist, Western Health and Social Service Trust, Northern Ireland. 8. Building Relationships to Enable Change: A Journey with Service Users and Carers. Uel McIlveen, Geraldine Campbell, Maria Somerville and Brenda Horgan, Northern Ireland Social Care Council, Northern Ireland. 9. Residential Childcare: Relationships in the Group Care Environment. Dr Lynn Connor, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Adrian McKinney, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paul Harvey, Social Work Project Lead for Model of Attachment Practice. 10. The Supervisory Relationship within Practice Learning. Denise MacDermott and Susannah McCall, Lecturers, Ulster University, Northern Ireland. 11. Developing and Sustaining Relationships in Multidisciplinary Working. Professor Mary McColgan, Head of School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, Ulster University, Northern Ireland. 12. Looking Through the Lens at Endings: Service User, Student, Carer and Practice Educator Perspectives on Endings within Social Work Training. Siobhan Wylie, Senior Practice Learning Manager, Bryson Care and Denise MacDermott, Lecturer, Ulster University, Northern Ireland.

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