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Macmillan Education UK
Effective Interviewing in Social Work and Social Care: A Practical Guide

Effective Interviewing in Social Work and Social Care: A Practical Guide

by Gina Allen, Duncan Langford


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Communication and especially interviewing skills are vital to all areas of social care practice. Clearly structured and filled with practical examples, this book provides students and practitioners with a comprehensive guide to interviewing young people and adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403995032
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

GINA ALLEN is a qualified social worker. She has wide experience of social work both as a practitioner, and as a practice teacher.

DUNCAN LANGFORD is a lecturer at Kent University, UK. He is a qualified social worker with a keen interest in interviewing and associated skills. He has published books with McGraw Hill, Addison Wesley and Palgrave Macmillan.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Values and Non Discriminatory Practice.- Theory and Its Place in Interviewing.- Agency Context: Purposes of Interviews.- Pre-Planning.- Questions and Interview Techniques.- Communication .- The Stages of the Interview.- Thinking and Interview Handling.- Potential Pitfalls.- Recording an Interview.- Conclusions.

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