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 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.
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.
How to understand social work theory and apply it to social work practice
A Social Work Perspective
The book examines the experiences of people with mental health problems across all stages of the Criminal Justice System.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Essential Toolkit for NQSWs
Positive Social Work will support and help you as a NQSW to understand your role within the context of a developing Social Work service. It will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to do the job as best you can.
Achieving Professional Standards
An invaluable guide for Practice Educators and Practice Supervisors undertaking learning and assessment to gain and maintain Stage 1 or 2 status under the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (2019) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators.
Principal Social Workers, from both adults' and children's services, talk about key areas of their practice.
Focuses on using a strength-based approach when working with children and families; based on the belief that there are always strengths in the most challenging of situations.