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.
This 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.
Keith Davies is Associate Professor of Social Work at Kingston University, UK. Ray Jones is Professor of Social Work at Kingston University, UK.
1. Developing Communication and Interviewing Skills; Kathleen Henderson & Jane Mathew Byrne.- 2. Writing Skills for Social Worker; Ray Jones.- 3. Preparing the Ethical Toolkit: balancing rights and responsibilities; Farrukh Akhtar.- 4. Working with the Experiences of Service Users and Carers.- 5. Assessment for Social Work Practice; Ray Jones.- 6. Applying Theory in Practice.- 7. Legal Skills for Social Workers; Susan Watson.- 8. Reflective Practice Skills; Carol Dicken & Dale van Graan.- 9. Skills for Leadership; Jeremy Ross.- 10. Skills for Inter-professional Social Work Practice; Vivienne Barnes.- 11. Working with Resistance.