How do you become an outstanding social worker?
Becoming an effective social worker involves developing an identity and an excellent understanding of both theory and practice. Our books discuss theory in context, include case studies and encourage discussion to help you achieve.
In this section, we have the books to make you an outstanding social work practitioner.
This book will help social workers gain a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve best practice in applying the Care Act 2014.
A comprehensive social worker's guide to working with children with disabilities.
A Guide to Building your Social Work Portfolio
This book offers a simple, constructive and fully referenced guide to planning and reflecting on career development in social work, using a portfolio-based approach.
Achieving Professional Standards
An invaluable guide for Practice Educators and Practice Supervisors undertaking learning and assessment to gain and maintain Stage 1 or 2 status under the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (2013) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators.
The Essential Toolkit for NQSWs
Positive Social Work will support and help you as a NQSW to understand your role within the context of a developing Social Work service. It will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to do the job as best you can.
This book re-visits anti-racism within social work practice and education from a student focused and informed perspective based on lived experience and conversations, offering practical model and tools for students and lecturers that are tried and tested.
Critical Perspectives on Psychiatric Practice
This book offers an alternative and thought-provoking perspective to the conventional and orthodox understanding of mental health and how to help those suffering with mental illness. It will appeal to social workers in mental health contexts as well as students on post qualifying courses and the Masters Degree in Social Work.
Policy and Practice
The book will enable social work professionals to develop a critical understanding of substance use policy, theory and practice which they can use in practice.
This book offers a critical multidisciplinary analysis of case studies of social work interventions from a psychosocial and relationship-based perspective.
A Social Perspective
Through its exploration of service user and MHSWs’ perspectives the book offers a social perspective on personality disorder and suggests ways of working to empower the person’s response to traumatic experience.
This book enables social workers to critically engage with LPS, and to become more confident and legally literate in protecting the human rights of the people they work with.