Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

Paperback Key Concepts (Sage)

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


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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm x 18mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1446207307
  • ISBN 13: 9781446207307
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Sales rank: 1,461,635

Product description

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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Author information

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.

Table of contents

Accountability Advocacy Anti-Oppressive Practice Assessment Asylum Seekers and Refugees Care Management Carers Communication Confidentiality Counselling Critical Thinking Dementia Direct Work with Children Domestic Violence Empowerment Equality and Diversity Ethics Family Work Finance Fostering History of Social Work HIV and Social Work International Social Work Law and Social Work Leadership and Management Learning Disability Looked after Children Managing Change Managing Technology Media and Social Work Mental Capacity Mental Health Multi-Professional Working Older People Partnership Personalisation Practice Education Physical Disability The Political Context of Social Work Practice Education Professional Development Quality Assurance Record-Keeping Reflection Religion and Belief Research and Evidence-Based Practice Risk Assessment and Risk Management Safeguarding Adults Safeguarding Children Service User Involvement Sexuality Social Exclusion Social Justice Social Work Social Work in Healthcare Settings Stress in Social Work Substance Misuse Supervision Team Working Theory and Social Work Values Welfare Rights Youth Justice