Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

Edited by Aidan Worsley , Edited by Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead , Edited by Angela Olsen , Edited by Tim Mann


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This book is a quick and accessible reference guide to the key concepts that social work students and professionals need to understand to be effective. The authors place practice at the centre of the text, and include a host of case examples to bring the concepts to life. Examining the essential topics of the social work curriculum, the concepts covered relate to practice, theory, policy and personal challenges. Further reading is included in each entry, so that the reader can explore what they have learned in more detail. This book will be an invaluable resource for social work students during their studies and on their practice placement. It will also be useful for qualified social workers, who want to continue their professional education.

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 18mm | 557.92g
  • 30 Nov 2012
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1446207307
  • 9781446207307
  • 1,471,787

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Aidan Worsley has a professional background in the probation service, working as a Probation Officer and latterly a Senior Probation Officer from 1987 to 1997 before moving into Higher Educaiton. He has written and researched around themes of practice education, interprofessional learning, social work education, and practitioner research. He is actively involved - and committed to - social work reform, being a member of the Reform Board, as well as having roles with the HCPC and College of Social Work. He is currently Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire - and is also co-chair of the Association of Professors of Social Work.

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