Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice
- Jim Campbell - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
- Gavin Davidson - Queen's University Belfast, UK
Mental Health Policy | Social Work Practice (General)
Jim Campbell and Gavin Davidson focus on the post-qualifying role played by mental health social workers in this book. The authors draw on theoretical and research perspectives on the subject, before outlining how professionals can achieve best practice.
Topics covered include:
" Models of mental health and illness
" Discrimination and social exclusion
" Addressing service user needs
" Carer perspectives
" Working with individuals, families and communities
The chapters are accompanied by exercises, which encourage readers to critically reflect on their own professional and personal experiences. Case studies are also included, so that students can reappraise the knowledge they have learned in the text.
The book will be essential reading for social work practitioners taking postgraduate courses in mental health and for those training to become Approved Mental Health Professionals.
Especially useful for those planning to go into adult mental health work post qualifying
Accessible and thought provoking; successfully brings together academic rigour and professional practice.
The book covers a range of areas including models of mental disorder, work with individuals, carers and communities. Written in 2012 and refers to the National Occupational Standards at the beginning of each chapter. Although aimed at post qualified practitioners the book could also be useful to those studying at undergraduate level.
Recommended text for our social work degree students
An invaluable book for those post-qualified social workers and other mental health professionals.
This book provides an interesting insight into the development of mental health services.
It provides an underpinning knowledge to enable the reader to understand the formation of past and present mental health services.
Seems a little bit to UK oriented, will see how it works by using it for the written papers
A very useful text that students undertaking post qualifying mental health study or CPD will find helpful. There is a strong emphasis on recovery and a social perspective and the valuable contribution of social work to work in mental health.
This is a good basic text that sets out the requirements for post-qualifying practice in mental health. It is particulalry useful for students who have not undertaken any formal study for some time and need to get to grips with reflective practice and critical thinkinging in practice. Because my programme is interprofessional and has a small number of community mental health nurses as well as social workers but all need to practice from a strong social perspective, it is a useful text for the nurses to enable them to become familiar with the knowledge, skills and values that underpin the social perspective in practice.