The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker

The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker

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By (author) David Howe

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 14mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 8 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230202780
  • ISBN 13: 9780230202788
  • Illustrations note: 2 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 79,681

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Leading author explains the theory and practice of understanding and managing emotions for effective professional practice in the human services and caring professions.Emotional intelligence is hot in psychology. It also sits at the heart of work with people in the human services. This book brings a topical subject to an audience who will do their jobs better for being up to speed with it. Author's reputation for setting the agenda in social work teaching. His work on attachment theory has been hugely influential, as sales of his three books on this subject testify. Author's following amongst students, educators and practitioners as someone highly skilled in communicating important theory in engaging language and relates it clearly to their work.Elegantly and succinctly, David Howe explains the theory of emotional intelligence - and its vital practical value - to an audience of students and practitioners across a range of human services and caring professions. He makes a powerful case for the importance of understanding and managing emotions for effective professional practice.

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Author information

DAVID HOWE OBE is Dean of the School of Social Work and Psychosocial Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK. He was founding Editor of the Blackwell Science journal, Child and Family Social Work (1996-2001) and is author of many books, including Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice, Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support and Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention.

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'It is exciting to see what David Howe has been up to! Written by a highly regarded 'thinker' and writer within the social work field, this book is well structured and comprehensive in its coverage. Readers will get something from the book which will help not only their professional, but also their personal lives.' - Viv Cree, The University of Edinburgh 'This is a delightful treasure of a book. It will appeal to practitioners from a wide range of helping professions because it gets to the core of what it means to be a feeling human engaged in helping relationships. It brilliantly sensitises us to the nature and function of the emotions and how emotionally attuned interventions can help service users to have better lives and similarly enriches the self-understanding of social workers, therapists, counsellors and support workers themselves. A truly loveable book.' - Harry Ferguson, University of West of England 'This book is a welcome start in exploring the significance of emotion in social work.' - Angela Shaw, Professional Social Work

Table of contents

Once More with Feeling What is Emotional Intelligence? What are Emotions? Emotional Development The Emotional Brain Emotions and Physical Health Emotions and Mental Health Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Relationship-based Interventions and Supports The Professional Relationship and Emotional Intelligence