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Using Counselling Skills in Social Work
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Using Counselling Skills in Social Work



July 2012 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
This practical book enables students to develop key counselling skills that can help to enhance their practice and help to place the service-user at the centre of the decision making process. Relationship building will be a key area of the text and relevant counselling skills for achieving this in social work settings such as empathic responding will be illustrated in detail together with examples of dialogue and analysis of interventions. The role and importance of self-awareness will be discussed together with various exercises to develop the readers' own knowledge of themselves.

 
Introduction
 
Counselling Skills and Social Work
 
Building Relationships
 
Empathic Responding
 
Overcoming Barriers
 
Using Challenging Skills to Raise Concerns
 
Service-Users Managing Their Own Lives
 
Working with Loss and Grief
 
Working with Conflict
 
Counselling Skills in Groupwork
 
Counselling Skills in Different Settings
 
Conclusion

Excellent mix of exercises, tips for Practice, and underpinning theories. This should prove very popular with students on our Social work degree

Mr Peter Mounsey
Higher Education, Burnley College
August 30, 2012

Good clear book. Useful that it includes the professional capabilities framework for social work.

Ms Michelle Evans
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
August 30, 2012

This book includes some useful perspectives pertinent to the development of skills for social work practice.

Jenny Crouch
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
August 7, 2012

A necessary introduction to the basic skills

Mr Steven Bamlett
School of Health and Social Care (Centuria), University of Teesside
July 31, 2012

An excellent book that looks at the practical counselling skills needed for effective Social Work Practice.

Ms Jean Riding
Health, Care and Education, Knowsley Community College
July 23, 2012

Really useful text with many helpful practical examples using case studies/reflective questions to help demonstrate the skills. This will be extremely useful for my students

Ms Sue Westwood
Youth and Community Division, De Montfort University
July 10, 2012

I really like this book as will, no doubt, the students.

Ms Gill ALBON
Department of Social Work (Luton), Bedfordshire University
June 29, 2012

Comprehensive text for undergraduates on qualifying courses

Dr Shepard Masocha
School of Social Policy, Sociology & Social Research, University of Kent
June 26, 2012

Much needed text book, students are always wanting to understand how social workers can make good use of counselling skills - some good thinking exercises, excellent chapters on managing conflict, would have liked a little more detail around managing endings.

Mrs Jackie Plenty
Social Work Department, University Centre Barnsley
June 21, 2012

A useful text in supporting student social workers understanding of counselling skills and how they may be applied.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
June 19, 2012

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