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Skills for Social Work Practice

Second Edition


August 2013 | 288 pages | Learning Matters

Social work skills are essential to good practice and more important than ever following changes to the social work curriculum. Students must be able to demonstrate knowledge of core skills within policy, law as well as demonstrating empathy and good communication. This fully-revised student guide, previously published as Social Work Skills with Adults, will help to cement these skills and includes chapters on intervention, empowerment and advocacy, skills for collaborative working, self-presentation and much more.

This book will equip social work students with the skills to meet the new and perennial challenges to achieving empowering practice with carers and people who use services.

There are chapters on working with families, communities and individuals and how social policy affects all of these groups. Case studies and reflective exercises are used throughout to explore these issues and help link theory to practice.


 
PART ONE: MANAGING SELF
 
Reflective Practice
 
Self Presentation
 
Written Presentation of Self
 
Skills for Self-Management
 
PART TWO: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
 
Skills for Empowerment, Participation and Advocacy
 
Skills for Engagement
 
Communication Skills
 
PART THREE: WORKING WITH OTHERS
 
Skills for Collaborative Working
 
Skills for Group Work
 
Negotiation Skills
 
PART FOUR: MAKING SENSE OF A COMPLEX WORLD
 
Applying Legislation and Policy
 
Assessing Need
 
Skills in Working with Risk
 
Decision Making
 
Conclusion

A very accessible book, well matched to the needs of students on the BASW.

Mr Peter Mounsey
Higher Education, Burnley College
February 4, 2014

This is an excellent accessible book for students

Mr Peter Crossley
Youth and Community Development, University of Cumbria
October 17, 2013
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