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.
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.
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 Social Work Perspective
The book examines the experiences of people with mental health problems across all stages of the Criminal Justice System.
A guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults
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.
Developed specifically for the social work degree apprenticeship to guide apprentices through the unique requirements of this new qualifying route.
The lived experience
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.
You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written – write reports that achieve and illuminate.
A guide to enable social work practice educators to be more creative in the teaching, supervision and assessment of students.
As a practice educator, do you sometimes encounter difficulties in supporting individual students through placement? This book is a handy companion of innovative practice to help you through those times.
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 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.