Critical Publishing Logo

Helping you to thrive and succeed in your chosen profession 

Social Work

SW for wedsite
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.

Showing 1-12 of 41 items.

Living a good life with Dementia

A practitioner's guide

A practical exploration of what’s possible when caring for someone living with dementia, to help them live their best life in a way that makes sense to them.

The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014

New edition of best-selling book which helps social workers gain a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve best practice in applying the Care Act 2014.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

This is the third edition of our best-selling Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work with the most up-to-date guidance so social workers can write reports that achieve and illuminate.

Practice Education in Social Work

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 (2019) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators. 

Creative Approaches to Social Work Practice Learning

Edited by Heidi Dix and Aisha Howells

A guide to enable social work practice educators to be more creative in the teaching, supervision and assessment of students.

Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

A Contemporary Analysis

Essential reading for those who want to develop greater knowledge and awareness of the history, culture and lifestyles of GRT people.

Psychopharmacology

A mental health professional’s guide to commonly used medications

This accessible best-selling text is suitable for all trainee and registered health professionals who require knowledge and understanding of drugs used in the treatment of mental health conditions for prescribing or administering purposes.

Children Forsaken

Child Abuse from Ancient to Modern Times

A shocking reminder of the cruel history of childhood that has been largely hidden and forgotten.

Digital Connection in Health and Social Work

Perspectives from Covid-19

Showcases the innovative and creative digital interventions which Health and Social Work educators, practitioners and students have used to respond to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strength-based Practice with Children and Families

Focuses on using a strength-based approach when working with children and families; based on the belief that there are always strengths in the most challenging of situations.

Effective Problem Solving

A bumper book of powerful problem-solving tools and techniques presented clearly and concisely by a highly respected author.

Social Work Law

Applying the Law in Practice

An easy to navigate introduction to the law relevant to social work and how it can be applied in practice. Contemporary, creative and student-focused, this is a must-have textbook for qualifying undergraduates, Social Work degree apprentices, and newly qualified social workers.

New Titles...
Coming Soon...
Showing 1-1 of 1 item.

Managing Stress

A theoretically informed practical guide to understanding and tackling stress, presented by a well-respected author who explains complex ideas clearly and accessibly without oversimplifying them.

Showing 1-4 of 4 items.

Effective Problem Solving

A bumper book of powerful problem-solving tools and techniques presented clearly and concisely by a highly respected author.

Values, Ethics and Rights for Health and Social Care

Explains and promotes the fundamentals of values, ethics and rights for anyone involved in social work or health and social care. 

Safeguarding Children and Witchcraft Labelling in Social Work

An unique resource for all professionals who wish to understand witchcraft branding as a contemporary form of child abuse. 

Becoming a Social Work Manager

For new or aspiring managers in social work and social care, examining the practical and emotional transitions involved in taking on a management role, how to look after yourself and others, and how to develop a strong professional identity.