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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.

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Communication Skills for Social Work Practice

From Fundamentals to Specialist Skills

This new edition of a successful and well-established textbook has been reworked and updated to meet the needs of today’s student and practitioner, ensuring that they are fully prepared to meet the needs of diverse service user groups and demonstrate how they are meeting professional standards.

  • ForthcomingPaperbackGBP 24.99 Pre-order
  • Currently not availableEPUBGBP 24.99
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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.

  • ForthcomingPaperbackGBP 19.99 Pre-order
  • Currently not availableEPUBGBP 19.99
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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.

  • ForthcomingPaperbackGBP 23.99 Pre-order
  • Currently not availableEPUBGBP 23.99
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A Student's Guide to Placements in Health and Social Care Settings

From Theory to Practice

This is an accessible guide to placements provides a framework for students across the caring professions to understand the theory behind successful practice and the critical skills needed to apply it

A Student's Guide to Placements in Health and Social Care Settings

From Theory to Practice

This is an accessible guide to placements provides a framework for students across the caring professions to understand the theory behind successful practice and the critical skills needed to apply it

  • Currently not availableEPUBGBP 21.99
  • Currently not availablePDFGBP 21.99

Creative Approaches to 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.

  • ForthcomingPaperbackGBP 17.99 Pre-order
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Self-worth in children and young people

Critical and practical considerations

This exciting book challenges the dominant approaches to children and young people’s mental health, and provides straightforward practical strategies that can be used to address emotional upset, loss, and aid recovery.

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Digital Connection in Health and Social Work

Perspectives from Covid-19

Showcases the innovative and creative digital interventions which Health and Social Work education and practice have used to respond to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby creating a valuable resource for the future.

  • ForthcomingPaperbackGBP 14.99 Pre-order
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The Social Work Degree Apprenticeship

Developed specifically for the social work degree apprenticeship to guide apprentices through the unique requirements of this new qualifying route.

  • ForthcomingPaperbackGBP 21.99 Pre-order
  • Currently not availableEPUBGBP 21.99

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.

Dilemmas and Decision Making in Social Work

A collection of stories to help social workers work with dilemmas, weigh up options and make good decisions.

Fostering for Adoption

Our story and stories of others

A personal account of Foster to Adopt drawing on a range of experiences of the highs and lows of adopting babies and small children.    

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Dilemmas and Decision Making in Social Work

A collection of stories to help social workers work with dilemmas, weigh up options and make good decisions.

Fostering for Adoption

Our story and stories of others

A personal account of Foster to Adopt drawing on a range of experiences of the highs and lows of adopting babies and small children.    

The Anti-Racist Social Worker

stories of activism in social care and allied health professionals

This is the story of an anti-racist campaign staged by social workers and allied health professionals which encourages readers to consider their own possibilities for anti-racist action.

Psychopharmacology

A mental health professional’s guide to commonly used medications

An updated and revised edition of this accessible best-selling text 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.

Showing 1-4 of 10 items.

Communication Skills for Social Work Practice

From Fundamentals to Specialist Skills

This new edition of a successful and well-established textbook has been reworked and updated to meet the needs of today’s student and practitioner, ensuring that they are fully prepared to meet the needs of diverse service user groups and demonstrate how they are meeting professional standards.

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.

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.

A Student's Guide to Placements in Health and Social Care Settings

From Theory to Practice

This is an accessible guide to placements provides a framework for students across the caring professions to understand the theory behind successful practice and the critical skills needed to apply it