Assessment & Intervention in Social Work

Author: Chris Beckett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446247778

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Click here to read a student review by Sarah Farr, BA Social Work, University of Sussex and Brighton Chris Beckett's new book on assessment and intervention in social work practice covers the core topics for qualifying social work students. The book provides a thorough understanding of the issues and skills essential for effective practice. Each of the nine chapters defines a key concept, including Assessment; Intervention; Risk and Efficacy. Case studies and 'practice questions' throughout make the connections between theory and practice explicit. Suggestions as to further reading are made at the end of each chapter. This important book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate social work students throughout all three years of their training, but it will be particularly useful for students who are on on placement, or who are reflecting on their experiences on placement . It is also a useful resource for practice teachers who need a framework for discussing practice with students they supervise on placement.
Assessment in Social Work

Author: Judith Milner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781352009422

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

View: 715

Assessment is a core component of social work. Since first publication, Assessment in Social Work has provided students and practitioners with a clear overview of the complex issues they face and a map of the theory they need to draw on in order to conduct thorough, effective and meaningful assessments. New to this Edition: - Updated and revised chapter on Signs of Safety/Strengths in light of recent research and guidance - Coverage of recording and sharing information included throughout the text - Added coverage of confidentiality and inter-agency workingUpdated material in light of the Mental Capacity Act - More material on Cultural differences throughout - Updated legislation and professional guidance throughout Refreshed and updated examples thought-out the text - A more detailed outline of the different national perspectives within the UK
Social Work Assessment

Author: Ruben Martin

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9780857255853

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 119

At a time of change and review within social care, it is relevant to explore traditional skills, knowledge and values associated with assessment in the context of changing practice. This book introduces and explores assessment in social work in a user-friendly, yet comprehensive way. The author reviews the interpersonal skills necessary for social work practice, applying them particularly to assessment and outlines fundamental knowledge and theoretical models that can inform assessment. The professional social work value base underpinning assessment and the power balance between assessor and the person being assessed are also taken into consideration.
Assessments In Social Work With Adults

Author: Aspinwall-Roberts, Elaine

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335245215

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

View: 211

"This is an excellent addition to the pocket book series; offering sound practical approaches to everyday assessments and real-life examples on how to deal with problematic situations when working in Adult Social Care ... I thoroughly recommend this book both as a key text for students and reference guide for practitioners." Liz Armitage, Newly Qualified Social Worker "Assessments in Social Work is an engaging and informative read, addressing key legal and practice issues in adult social care in a succinct manner ... It provides you with the tools to work creatively and collaboratively with service users, even within the increasing bureaucracy of modern social work. I would highly recommend it, and feel that it offers both the newly qualified, and more experienced practitioner, with the knowledge and skills needed to function with confidence and effectiveness in their social work role." Emma Cooper, Social Worker This accessible survival guide shows social workers how to make their assessments the best, most effective and person-centred they can be. Part of a new Social Work Pocketbooks series, the book is friendly, non-patronising and realistic about the day-to-day difficulties and challenges associated with assessing adults. It encourages you to reflect on how you work, and what you bring to the task. The book contains: Practical examples, advice and tips, including dealing with pitfalls Good practice and point of law reminders Fresh ideas on how to develop your assessment skills with adults Advice on working constructively with others in the field Helpful checklists at end of each chapter Written by an author with extensive experience in social work, the book focuses on the 'person to person' relationship in assessment and considers important areas such as: Being well prepared Asking difficult questions Establishing trust and reducing anxieties Dealing with assessment problems The importance of you in communication and relationship building Assessment is at the heart of social work and this book will help you do the best assessment possible every time.
Clinical Assessment for Social Workers

Author: Catheleen Jordan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190071912

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 244

Clinical Assessment for Social Workers provides a wide range of standardized assessment tools, derived from different perspectives, to give readers greater flexibility in information gathering and intervention planning. Incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methods, the authors encourage readers to approach assessment as both an art and a science. They advocate for discovering the balance between scientific, evidence-based approaches and the development of personal practice wisdom.
Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review

Author: Jonathan Parker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844458326

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 272

This bestselling and widely recognised textbook is now into its Third Edition and has been fully updated to reflect the recent changes in social work practice. New features and case studies are included throughout, as is a greater emphasis on safeguarding and protection issues. By working through this book, student social workers can ensure that they understand the features of a good assessment, how it is conducted and some of the difficulties that might arise during the process.
Assessment in Social Work

Author: Judith Milner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350313194

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

View: 290

Assessment is a core component of social work. Since first publication, Assessment in Social Work has provided students and practitioners with a clear overview of the complex issues they face and a map of the theory they need to draw on in order to conduct thorough, effective and meaningful assessments. New to this Edition: - Updated and revised chapter on Signs of Safety/Strengths in light of recent research and guidance - Coverage of recording and sharing information included throughout the text - Added coverage of confidentiality and inter-agency workingUpdated material in light of the Mental Capacity Act - More material on Cultural differences throughout - Updated legislation and professional guidance throughout Refreshed and updated examples thought-out the text - A more detailed outline of the different national perspectives within the UK
Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice

Author: Sally Holland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259764

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 99

This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice is an essential guide for social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. Focusing on ′core′ assessments and guiding the reader through the complexities of conducting assessments of need and risk, the book now includes within each chapter a range of specifically-tailored exercises and focus points which encourage readers both to reflect on what they have learnt and to understand how they can apply that learning to practice. Placing a strong emphasis on good, evidence-based, assessment practice, Sally Holland has also, for this new edition, included original research evidence from a wide range of up-to-date research studies which are relevant to today′s practice and which aim to promote a critical and reflective approach to the assessment process. The book is divided into three parts: - Part 1 explores different appoaches to assessment work, outlining policy changes and their implications for working with children and their families. - Part 2 studies those involved in child and family assessments: children and their parents; and the relationship between the assessors and the assessed. - Part 3 - a more practical guide - outlines the actual process of an assessment, illustrated by case studies, focusing on planning assessment methods, analysis, reporting and critical evaluation. Accessibly relating theory and research to actual practice through the use of case studies, exercises, and suggestions for good practice and further reading, this book has a student-friendly structure It will be an invaluable resource for practitioners and academics across the field of social welfare, particularly for those embarking on, or already involved in, child and family assessment.
Sharing Assessment in Health and Social Care

Author: Carolyn Wallace

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244968

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 771

"This is an accessible and important text. It is to be commended for bringing together policy and practice on assessment and information sharing across England, Scotland and Wales." - Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire "This new text is a welcome addition to the literature relating to inter-professional working. It offers students from a range of professions a comprehensive guide to current social policy and authoritative guidance on how to conduct a safe and effective assessment." - Soo Moore, City University, London Shared assessment is the standardised approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process. Key features of the book include: - Comprehensive coverage - follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice - A focus on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process - Discussion of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice - Four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities. The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a Comparative Grid for Standardised Assessment Frameworks, examples of carers' assessments, reflective questions and further reading. It is essential reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing and mental health.
Social Work and Assessment with Adolescents

Author: Ruth Sinclair

Publisher: JKP

ISBN: 9781907969119

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 338

This ebook illustrates the day to day work of providing social services to adolescents: it describes the context of that task, its complexities, it's limitations, some of its successes and failings. More specifically it focuses on the role of assessment as part of the social work process, comparing specialist assessments with those undertaken routinely by district-based social workers.
Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

Author: Jacqueline Corcoran

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195168303

Category: Psychology

Page: 530

View: 571

"Guides social workers in developing competence in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) system of diagnosis, and assists them in staying attuned during client assessment to social work va