Social Work Skills : A Practice Handbook

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-12-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Written by an experienced academic-practitioner, the new edition of this bestselling text is updated to include the current educational, policy and practice context of social work. It provides descriptions of over fifty social work skills, with case examples to illustrate their creative use in practice. Giving a name to these skills, and being able to identify and demonstrate their effective use in contemporary social work practice, highlights the importance of an evidence-based and research-led approach to practice.

Author Biography

Pamela Trevithick works as a lecturer in social work in the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Introduction 1(8)
Using theory and research to enhance practice
Understanding human beings
The Importance of communication, listening and assessment skills
Basic interviewing skills
Providing help, direction and guidance
Empowerment, negotiation and partnership skills
Professional competence and accountability
Conclusion 174(3)
Appendix 1: Client-centred approaches 177(2)
Appendix 2: Cognitive-behavioural approaches 179(3)
Appendix 3: Task-centred work 182(2)
Appendix 4: Crisis intervention 184(2)
Appendix 5: Psychoanalytic concepts 186(2)
Appendix 6: Twenty point interview preparation checklist 188(3)
Appendix 7: The challenge of partnership in child protection 191(2)
References 193(13)
Index 206

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