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Social Work


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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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.

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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.

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Evidencing CPD

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.

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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How to Thrive in Professional Practice

A Self-care Handbook

Through a range of self-care activities, this book will help you to look after yourself so that you are fit to face the demands of your profession. 

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Innovations in Practice Learning

Edited by Sue Taplin

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.

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.

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Love in the Present Tense

A Bereaved Mum's Story

A mother shares insight on the positives and negatives of her young adult son’s unsuccessful cancer treatment with a view to contributing to improving services for the patient and the family. 

Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice

How to understand social work theory and apply it to social work practice

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. 

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. 

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.

 

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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.

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.

Public Health Explored

50 Stories to Change the World

Understanding public health has never been more important

It is in the headlines as never before. Aimed at all interested individuals but particularly students and professionals in nursing, medicine, social work and public health, this book encourages critical debate and reflection for a deep understanding of the complexities of public health. 

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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.    

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.

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.

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.