Psychology is an important part of the social work syllabus, usually studied as a separate module in the first year, but also integrated within the academic curriculum. This fully updated edition will help students understand the concepts of psychology and apply them to their own practice. It shows that, for social workers, it is important for psychology to be studied in the contexts of social care, as it offers potential explanations of complex aspects of human behaviour and development.
An overview of the key psychological approaches is given and the author demonstrates how these can be applied to social work practice.
Ewan Ingleby is based in the Education section of the School of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Teesside. Alongside contributing to the University of Teesside's education programmes, Ewan is a member of the School of Social Science and Law's 'Social Futures Research Institute' Dr Ingleby has secured research funding from the University Research Fund for research projects on PCET mentor training and student study skills. Previous publications include sociological analyses of organisations, psychological approaches to social work and applications of social science to Early Years.
Introduction Introducing social workers to psychology Psychology and communication Attitudes and beliefs Psychology and mental illness Child psychology Psychology and old age Conclusion Answers to self-assessment questions References Index