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.
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.
A guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults
A Contemporary Analysis
Essential reading for those who want to develop greater knowledge and awareness of the history, culture and lifestyles of GRT people.
The Truth about Britain
Paints a graphic picture of the lives of displaced children and young people in the UK and the daily struggles and challenges they face.
Child Abuse from Ancient to Modern Times
A shocking reminder of the cruel history of childhood that has been largely hidden and forgotten.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This book offers a critical multidisciplinary analysis of case studies of social work interventions from a psychosocial and relationship-based perspective.
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.
A series of case studies, inspired by the author’s real-life experience, exploring ethical and practical dilemmas occurring in health and social care practice with people living with dementia in a variety of settings from care homes to intermediate healthcare settings.
Helps social workers and health professionals recognise potential risks in situations, when to avoid involvement, and how best to manage the risks.