Working with Involuntary Clients
A Guide to Practice
- Chris Trotter - Monash University Criminal Justice Research Consortium, USA
Criminology & Criminal Justice (General) | Social Work Practice (General)
The author directly links theory to real-life by adopting a jargon-free and accessible guide to working in partnership with involuntary clients. Written in a lively and engaging style, the book is richly illustrated with case examples drawn from a variety of service-user groups, thus ensuring its relevance across the whole curriculum.
The author's integrated and systematic approach promotes prosocial values; emphasizes clarifying roles; and deals with issues of authority and goal-setting. Fully revised and updated throughout, the book also includes discussions of key themes such as evidence-based practice, risk assessment, legislation and multidisciplinary working. These changes bring the text up-to-date with current issues in social work education and practice.
The result is an invaluable practical guide for social work and social care students and professionals to working with both clients and their families.
`Whilst providing a wealth of evidence the book is written in an easily accessible style. It is pratically orientated, jargon-free and very much aimed at giving a good working knowledge and skills base for a variety of workers seeking more informative approaches to working with potentially challenging clients in complex situations.' - Journal of Advanced Nursing
not really relevant to our course
This book is excellent. Highly recommend!
really helpful and used frequently by students who are learner practitioners. A must for all offender managers.
A useful text - Trotter's book helps students think about theoretical concepts and how they may be practiacally implemented when working with this service user group. Critiques of the different interventions also help students deveop their analytical skills.
This is an excellent text. I have students from various CJS agencies undertaking the module (which has a practice focussed assessment) and they are finding this updated text from this author to be invaluable. The text is accessible to students and assists students to think about not just the 'what of' practice but the 'how to' of practice when working with involuntary clients.
This text will be essential reading across a range of modules on the social work programmes.
New to the 2nd Edition:
- Fully revised and updated throughout, bringing the text up-to-date with current issues in social work education and practice
- Includes discussions of the following key themes:
- Evidence-based practice
- risk assessment
- legislation and multidisciplinary working