Developing Skills for Social Work Practice

Author: Michaela Rogers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473987920

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

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Are your students struggling to get to grips with what social work actually looks like in real-life practice? Are they wanting to know more about how they can develop the right skills and implement the right theory in many different practice situations? Then you have come to the right place! This book will provide your students with everything they need to know and more, helping them develop and hone their skills and make the best start in their practice placements. To get the most out of this book and access more materials to support them through their social work degree, visit the companion website at to read journal articles, access ‘how to..’ guides and helpful links, as well as hear first-hand from frontline social workers, services users, carers and more.
An A-Z of Social Work Skills

Author: Michaela Rogers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529757606

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Puzzled by terminology, skills, law, or theory? Revising for your placement or exam? Then look no further! This series of concise and easy-to-use A-Zs will be your guide. Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this book will introduce you to over 60 key skills in a concise and no-nonsense way. You can test your knowledge and how to apply each skill in practice with Skills in Action, Stop-Reflect and Top Tips boxes.
Applying Critical Thinking and Analysis in Social Work

Author: Michaela Rogers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526482716

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

View: 780

Accessible guide to help the reader develop critical and analytical skills essential for their successful social work education and practice. Provides essential support to the student from the very beginning of their social work journey through to final placement and into practice.
Your Social Work Practice Placement

Author: Ian Mathews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446297162

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Embarking on a first practice placement can be an anxious experience for social work students. This textbook takes them step-by-step through the process, holding their hand through preparation for practice modules and during the course of the placement itself. Focusing on practicalities, knowledge, values and skills, the authors guide students through the challenges they may face. Chapters include numerous real-life case examples which reflect a range of varying placement contexts including different settings, service-user groups, locations and areas of practice. The book will help students become confident on placement and lead to rich placement experiences which will benefit them throughout the rest of their degree and upon entry to the profession. Your Social Work Practice Placements is essential reading for all social care students.
Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice

Author: Patricia Higham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412946438

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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"A valuable resource for all those engaged in post-qualifying social work practice, ... It is impressive in its coverage of contemporary social work practice across the four countries of the UK" Professor Jackie Powell, University of Southampton "The PQ landscape is complex and changing fast, so the reader will be grateful to Pat Higham and her colleagues for this clear and comprehensive analysis of PQ" Professor Mark Doel, Sheffield Hallam University. " a comprehensive introduction to social work education at post-qualifying level. It identifies the key issues qualified social workers need to consider in contemporary practice and enables them to engage in critical reflection through the development of their post-qualifying expertise." Professor John Harris, University of Warwick This core textbook provides an authoritative overview of the post-qualifying awards in social work. Written in response to recent policy and training guidelines, the book will enhance social workers' post-qualifying knowledge, skills and values within specialist areas of practice. The book will: - Use critical self-appraisal to construct different ways of thinking about and doing social work - Encourage reflection on their practice - Enable social workers to build confidence in their professional identity - Move from competence to increased capability and to expertise - Help social workers to explore values dilemmas - Increase social workers' knowledge for practice - Promote learning and career development. This book examines core assumptions about post qualifying practice - that values and relationships (including partnerships with service users) are essential to good practice, that social workers will work in diverse organisational structures and that social workers in the United Kingdom should become aware of European models of social work.
Getting Ready for Direct Practice in Social Work

Author: Peter Scourfield

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526417442

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 122

This very practical book will support students to meet the requirements of the compulsory Readiness for Direct Practice assessment. Useful for social work students and lecturers alike, it takes each of the 9 domains that students are tested on, breaks them down step-by step and provides a range of interactive activities that enable them to acquire the knowledge, values and skills for practice required at this level. It offers students a foundation to the key areas of knowledge for each of the 9 domains, while also signposting them to other popular books in the Transforming Social Work Practice series for a more detailed discussion as well.
Skills for Social Work Practice

Author: Keith Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137390271

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 678

Skills lie at the heart of all actions of a social worker, and inform all aspects of practice – from drawing on vital theoretical and ethical frameworks to applying the law and research findings to particular situations. This user-friendly and logically organised text book brings together in one place all the vital skill sets which students need to acquire in order to qualify as social workers. It reflects current practice frameworks and addresses a wide range of skills including communication and relationship building, professional writing, ethical practice, assessment and reflection. his engaging and practical book is essential reading for social work students taking skills and practice modules as well as being a critical tool for practitioners looking to enhance their skills in social work practice.
Writing Skills for Social Workers

Author: Karen Healy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446290057

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 105

Social workers are required to communicate in writing for a range of purposes and audiences. The new edition of this best-selling book aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice. It encourages the development of writing techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career. Examples of the types of writing covered include: - Case-notes - Reports - Proposals - Literature reviews - Journal articles - Funding applications. Reflective exercises, hot tips for effective writing and further reading are included in each chapter. The book is also linked to the professional standards that structure training, practice and continuing professional development. It will be an essential study guide for all students, practitioners and managers in social work settings.
Social Media in Social Work Practice

Author: Joanne Westwood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526454041

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 657

Aimed at both students and professionals, this book is packed with valuable insights relating to social media use as a social worker by providing the reader with clear hands-on information they confidently can put into practice. The book covers key areas such as working in organisations, service users, skills, professional values and ethics and knowledge. It also comes with an appendix of instructor notes to aid teaching.