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Social Work Intervention

Second Edition
Edited by:


April 2013 | 240 pages | Learning Matters
Since launching in 2003, Transforming Social Work Practice has become the market-leading series for social work students. These books use activities and case studies to build critical thinking and reflection skills and will help social work students to develop good practice through learning.

Social workers need to have a sound working knowledge of intervention as they are often balancing complex and sometime stressful circumstances with the individual needs of the service users. Also, as there are a wide range of social work interventions in current practice, students will benefit from knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each model and approach.

This book on effective social work intervention will help students apply and integrate this knowledge in practice, to critically evaluate different methods and to choose the most effective in any particular set of circumstances.

Fully-revised to include new material on value-based practice and direct links to the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work, this second edition is essential reading for all social work students.


 
About the Editor and Contributors
 
Acknowledgements
 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Introduction
Trevor Lindsay
Psychosocial approaches
Trevor Lindsay
Person-centred approaches
Emma McGinnis
Crisis intervention
Aisling Monds-Watson
Advocacy
Mary McColgan
Task-centred work
Trevor Lindsay
Cognitive Behavioural Approaches
Trevor Lindsay
Groupwork
James Marshall
Motivational interviewing
Cathy Jayat
Family therapy and systemic approaches
Irene Lindsay
Brief solution-focused therapy
Anne Campbell
Life story work and life review
Huw Griffiths
Mediation approaches
Trevor Lindsay
Bringing it all together-Integrative and eclectic models
 
Appendix 1: Professional Capabilities Framework
 
Appendix 2: Subject Benchmark for Social Work
 
References
 
Index

Key text for theories and methods of intervention. Recommended as core text locally in Northern Ireland

Mrs Tracey McVeigh
School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work, Queen's University Belfast
November 28, 2013

A very good book for year 1 social work students. Gives a good and in depth understanding around social work intervention.

Miss Fatima Khan
Social Work , Hammersmith & West London College
November 25, 2013

A very welcome addition to developing students understanding around social work intervention.

Miss Jackie Yaskey
Social Work , Greenwich University
November 21, 2013

Valuable text for first year SW degree students especially on Preparation for Practice studies.

Mr Ian Fletcher
School of Social Work, Queen's University Belfast
June 14, 2013
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