Psychology and Social Care

Psychology and Social Care

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Designed as an introduction to psychology for social professionals, this comprehensive textbook should be of use to both students and practitioners. It identifies central developments in psychology which underlie current patterns of need in the social care sectors. The areas covered relate to the knowledge, skills and values defined by CCETSW (Central Council for the Education and Training of Social Workers), and include: the wider pyschological context of social care work - organizational and multicultural settings; work with clients - working with groups, assessing risk, and working with prejudice and discrimination; children and young people - separation, child abuse and neglect, physical and learning disability, and adolescence and society; and specific issues - mental health, addiction, HIV infection, dementia, and criminality and more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 32mm | 920.79g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • references, index
  • 1853027626
  • 9781853027628

Table of contents

Part 1 Working in organisations and society: models of organisation -an introduction for social workers and probation officers, Karen Izod et al; occupational stress and social work, Fiona Jones, Ben Fletcher; social work in a multicultural society, Ann Phoenix. Part 2 Working with clients - general issues: risk assessment and decision making, Wendy Middleton et al; pitfalls in interviewing - a psychological perspective, Paul Seager et al; working with the family, Anne Woolett; working with groups, Mary Horton; prejudice and discrimination -individual approaches, Mary Horton; prejudice and discrimination -group approaches, Mary Horton; the psychology of ageing, Claire Meldrum. Part 3 Working with children and young people: bonding, attachment and separation, David Messer; developmental issues -deprivation and resilience, ann Clarke; physical and sensory disabilities in childhood, Vicki Lewis; learning disabilities, Julie Dockerell, et al; child abuse - theories and research, Dorota Iwanic; child abuse - parenting, definition, identification and treatment, Dorota Iwaniec; adolescence and society, Leo Hendry. Part 4 Working with clients - specific issues: mental health, David Winter; criminality, Clive Hollin; addiction, Richard Hammersley; psychological implications of HIV infection, Barbara Hedge; dementia in older people, John Done, Judith Thomas; bereavement, Paul March, Clare more

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