Key Concepts in Social Work Practice
- Aidan Worsley - University of Central Lancashire, UK
- Tim Mann - University of Chester, UK
- Angela Olsen - Salford University, UK
- Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead - University of Chester, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
This book is a quick and accessible reference guide to the key concepts that social work students and professionals need to understand to be effective. The authors place practice at the center of the text, and include a host of case examples to bring the concepts to life.
Examining the essential topics of the social work curriculum, the concepts covered relate to practice, theory, policy and personal challenges. Further reading is included in each entry, so that the reader can explore what they have learned in more detail.
This book will be an invaluable resource for social work students during their studies and on their practice placement. It will also be useful for qualified social workers, who want to continue their professional education.
A very well put together book that will prove invaluable for students on the social work degree. I like it a lot.
A useful way into some challenging material
An essential text for busy social workers, this book provides short chapters on all of the key areas, yet still managing to cover the subjects in some depth. Suggested reading and detailed references support further exploration of the subject.
This text offers students digestible chunks of what is complex information. The book allows an overview and clearly steers students towards the key points of social work practice.
A very informative and well produced book that has been well received by students. Excellent written style.
This book provides a good overview of key issues in social work. The chapteres are usefully concise with good pointers for further reading.
Will be adopted for new Module called Transition into Professional Practice.
Useful book, specifically for early social work students to clarify the multitude of bewildering issues associated with our profession and role.
A good book to 'dip into'. The format in each chapter identifies definition of the topic, key points with discusssion.
Extremely good title, extremely useful for students, the layout is good and the detail on each subject provides insight and enough depth for students to gain an understanding. The further reading suggestions are good for students to follow up for extra understanding.