Sociology can help students understand why and how so many of the problems their service users face occur in the first place, helping them choose effective ways to communicate and make informed decisions on how their needs can be fully met. This book offers students a framework to explore how their professional responsibility to understanding sociology can be realised in every aspect of their work with a diverse range of service user groups including children and families, adults, older people, people with learning disabilities and people suffering from mental distress. The book takes students step-by-step through the theoretical grounding, what sociology is, how it is relevant to everyday social work practice, and what are the key aspects of sociological theory that need to be understood.
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 Functionalism and Social Work Interactionism and Social Work Conflict Theory and Social Work Children, Sociology and Social Work Learning Disabilities, Sociology and Social Work Mental Health, Sociology and Social Work Older People, Sociology and Social Work Conclusion