This new edition from a trusted author team bridges the gap between psychological theory and social work practice. Revisited and re-structured to reflect the changing social work context, it provides an authoritative introduction to the key ideas, skills and research from psychology and highlights their role within effective social work practice.
Whether you are a student or a practitioner of social work, this book is a vital and practical resource that will enhance your knowledge, skills and practice.
About the Author
Paula Nicolson is Professor of Critical Social and Health Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Her most recent books are Postnatal Depression (Wiley 2001) and Gender, Power and Organisation (Routledge, 1996).Rowan Bayneis Emeritus Professor at the University of East London, UK. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of ten other books and his particular areas of research interest include psychological type and counselling.
Table of Contents
1. Why Study Psychology?.- PART I: THEORY FOR PRACTICE.- 2. Understanding and Applying Psychological Theories.- 3. Life Span Development.- 4. Psychological Perspectives on Social Work Settings.- PART II: SKILLS FOR PRACTICE.- 5. Working with Strengths.- 6. Communication Skills.- 7. Groupwork as Social Work Practice.- PART III: THEORY IN PRACTICE.- 8. Reflections in Practice.- 9. Leadership in Social Work Organisations
What People are Saying About This
Praise for Third Edition: '[C]omprehensive, well laid out and clearly written ... [T]his book addresses situations relevant to social workers in all the settings and client groups with which they work.' – British Journal of Social Work