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Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work
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Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work

Fifth Edition


April 2020 | 248 pages | Learning Matters
Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work are at the heart of effective social work practice. This book offers students a solid grounding in the core knowledge and skills of communication needed for effective practice. The book takes the key theories in communication and explains them in a systematic and practice-related way, essential for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop a critical understanding of the subject.

This crucial fifth edition supports students with core communication skills by providing in-depth coverage closely interwoven with learning features that engage, stimulate and challenge. Working with children, adults and those with learning difficulties are all fundamental aspects of the book making it useful to students of all disciplines.

 
Chapter 1: Communication skills: don't they just come naturally?
 
Chapter 2: What do we know about effective communication?
 
Chapter 3: The human face of social work: understanding emotion and non-verbal communication
 
Chapter 4: Getting started
 
Chapter 5: Making progress and managing endings
 
Chapter 6: Communicating with children and families
 
Chapter 7: Working with groups
 
Chapter 8: Working with people with additional communication needs: communicative minorities
 
Chapter 9: Working with involuntary service users
 
Chapter 10: Safety and risk: working with hostility and deception
 
Chapter 11: The demands and rewards of interpersonal work

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