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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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Anti-racism in Social Work practice

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.

Modern Mental Health

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. 

Personal Safety for Social Workers and Health Professionals

Social workers and health professionals are often placed in situations where they are verbally or physically threatened by service users and others. This book will help them recognise potential risk in situations, when to avoid involvement, and how best to manage the risks. 

What's Your Problem?

Making Sense of Social Problems and the Policy Process

This book is an essential introduction and guide for a critical engagement with social problems. In short, What's your (social) problem and what are you going to do about it?

Starting Social Work

Reflections of a Newly Qualified Social Worker

A Newly Qualified Social Worker’s experience, reflections and gentle advice on the training process and early years of a Social Work career.

Understanding Substance Use

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.

The Critical Years

Early Years Development from Conception to 5

A book that brings up to date theory and understanding of child development in the early years into the workplace.

 

Social Media in Social Work Education

Edited by Joanne Westwood

An up-to-date guide to the effective use of social media in social work education

Psychosocial and Relationship-based Practice

This book offers a critical multidisciplinary analysis of case studies of social work interventions from a psychosocial and relationship-based perspective.

Voices within Modern Mental Health

Key Extracts from Modern Mental Health: Critical P

Edited by Steven Walker

Key extracts from Modern Mental Health: : Critical Perspectives on Psychiatric Practice which present a range of ersonal experiences.

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Observing Children and Families

Beyond the Surface

This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.

 

Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

A Social Work Perspective

The book examines the experiences of people with mental health problems across all stages of the Criminal Justice System. 

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Out of the Shadows

The Role of Social Workers in Disasters

This book shines a light on the personal stories of people with lived experiences and the important and valuable role that social workers have played in disaster response.

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

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.

Guided Relaxation

Your essential guide to creating calm

A treat for the mind, body and spirit for anyone who values their health and well-being.

Over 30 guided relaxation scripts to quieten the mind, release tension and create peace.

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Don't Put Us Away

Memories of a Man with Learning Disabilities

Richard Keegan-Bull, through his own words, provides a unique opportunity for us to understand better what it is like to live as a man with a learning disability.

Social Exclusion in the UK

The lived experience

Edited by Mel Hughes

This book places the expertise of people with lived experiences front and centre of the narrative on social exclusion, marginalisation and social stigma in the UK.

The Mindful Social Worker

Living your best social work life

This book enables the reader to adopt a mindful social work approach for care of self and the effective support of others within a social work professional framework. 

Dilemmas and Decision Making in Residential Childcare

A collection of (fictitious) stories told from the residential child care worker role to help demonstrate how they work with dilemmas, weigh up options and make decisions in the moment.