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Since its first publication in 2000, this best-selling text has been an invaluable resource for thousands of social workers preparing for life in practice. Written by an influential academic-practitioner, it is widely regarded as the leading book in its field.
The third edition has been thoroughly updated to include sections on theoretical, factual and practice knowledge. Key features include:
4 new chapters that integrate theory and practice in a Knowledge and Skills Framework or 'map' of professional practice
80 social work skills and interventions
12 appendices describing a range of different social work approaches
A wide range of practice examples linking theory and practice
Social Work Skills is essential reading for all social work students and a valuable reference tool for practising social workers, social services managers and human service professionals.
About the Author
Dr. Pamela Trevithick is Visiting Professor in Social Work at Buckinghamshire New University, UK and the Chair of GAPS, a membership organisation promoting relationship-based approaches, and psychodynamic and systemic thinking in social work. She lectures widely in the UK and abroad on a range of issues relating to effective social work practice.
Trevithick has a wealth of valuable experience for the student social worker to draw from.
Social Work Skills and Knowledge
Part 1: Theories and Theorists
Introduction Theoretical knowledge Factual knowledge Practice knowledge Understanding human beings
Part 2: Skills and Interventions
Communication, observation, listening and assessment skills Interviewing skills Providing help, direction and guidance Empowerment, negotiation and partnership skills Professional competence and accountability
Appendices Appendix 1: Behavioural approaches Appendix 2: Cognitive approaches Appendix 3: Crisis intervention Appendix 4: Ecological approach in social work Appendix 5: Feminist perspectives in social work Appendix 6: Motivational interviewing Appendix 7: Person-centred approaches Appendix 8: Psychological approaches Appendix 9: Radical and activist perspectives in social work Appendix 10: Strengths perspective Appendix 11: Task-centred approaches Appendix 12: Stages of change (or cycle of change)
ISBN: 9780335238071 ISBN-10: 0335238076 Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 432 Published: 7th March 2012 Publisher: Open University Press Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 3 Edition Type: Revised