In this book, Joyce Lishman, Chris Yuill and Jill Brannan provide an essential introduction to the core knowledge and skills necessary for students embarking on their social work degree.
Spanning the entire curriculum, the text is split into four sections: Part One establishes a broad knowledge base; Part Two considers methods of assessment; Part Three outlines methods of intervention; and Part Four examines social work practice.
Chapters clearly integrate theory, policy and practice throughout and particular attention is given to addressing regional variation across the United Kingdom, offering a balanced and comprehensive understanding of social work.
Packed with learning features, the book offers:
- a full Companion Website, with teaching materials for lecturers and learning resources for students
- exercises for individual and group study to challenge readers to reflect critically
- further reading so that students can explore the issues in more depth
- glossaries with definitions of key terms
- case studies to bring the discussion to life and illustrate the dilemmas of working in practice.
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About the Author
Professor Joyce Lishman is now retired, and was previously Head of the School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. She was also General Editor of the Research Highlights in Social Work series for many years.
Chris Yuill is a sociologist at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, whose work focuses on the sociology of health and the sociology of urban experiences. In addition to a variety of journal publications and research reports he has written and co-edited a number of textbooks for SAGE, one of his most recent being Sociology for Social Work co-edited with Alastair Gibson. Other texts include Understanding the Sociology of Health: An Introduction with Anne-Marie Barry, which is now in its third edition and has also been translated into Chinese. Chris has also served two terms on the executive of the British Sociological Association.
Alastair Gibson graduated with an MA in History before becoming frustrated as a hospital administrator and deciding to move into the more challenging and rewarding practice of social work. He worked in Aberdeen and Gateshead in a variety of health care social work settings and then taught at RGU. Developing his enthusiasm for inter-professional practice, he was a founder member of CAIPE and helped develop shared training for social work, health, education and police trainees. He has thoroughly enjoyed teaching Human Growth and Behaviour as well as being Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Social Work by Distance Learning before retiring in 2009. He is now an independent practice teacher.
Table of Contents
About the editorsAbout the authorsPrefaceAcknowledgementsGuided tour of the bookIntroductionKnowledge BaseValues and ethicsLawSocial policy & politicsSociologyMaterial circumstances, poverty and social inequalityPsychologyHuman growth and developmentCommunication and ICTResearch and development Reflective practiceAssessmentGeneric issues in assessment and managing uncertaintyModels of assessmentRisk assessmentInterprofessional practiceService user & carer perspectivesModels of InterventionRelationship-basedCrisis interventionCognitive behavioural Task centredWorking in the life spacePerson centred planning and personalisationNarrative therapyMotivational interviewingSolution-focussed approach CounsellingInterventions in PracticeWorking with children and young peopleMethods of intervention in working with individuals with substance problemsMental healthCriminal justiceLearning disabilityDisability and sensory impairmentSocial work interventions with older peopleEvaluationConclusionGlossary