Skills for Social Work Practice
Social Work Practice (General) | Social Work Skills (General)
Social work skills are essential to good practice and more important than ever following changes to the social work curriculum. Students must be able to demonstrate knowledge of core skills within policy, law as well as demonstrating empathy and good communication. This fully-revised student guide, previously published as Social Work Skills with Adults, will help to cement these skills and includes chapters on intervention, empowerment and advocacy, skills for collaborative working, self-presentation and much more.
This book will equip social work students with the skills to meet the new and perennial challenges to achieving empowering practice with carers and people who use services.
There are chapters on working with families, communities and individuals and how social policy affects all of these groups. Case studies and reflective exercises are used throughout to explore these issues and help link theory to practice.
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Informative and relevant to today's social work student and for those considering social work in the future. Clear text that is particularly good at encouraging reflection and self analysis, which is a good place for any potential social worker to begin.
Useful range of chapters relevant to most aspects of social work practice, keeping a strong emphasis on the need for reflective and ethical practice.
Great text for students doing skills workshops and going out on placement.
This is a very approachable book which from the outset draws attention to self-management as a key skill and the basis for our approach to others. I will be recommending this book to my year 2 students as a text to inform their reflection and practice in the remainin three placement years.
An essential read for social work students.
Good information for students who are thinking about progressing into social work from their first degree.
This book was extremely helpful in forming sessions in key year one modules. The mapping to the PCFs makes it contemporary and appropriate for students.
An accessible and helpful book for undergraduate social work students.
Interesting book - especially useful for my students will be the sections on Reflective Practice and Collaborative Working both now at HNC level and in their future careers.