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.
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.
An up-to-date guide to the effective use of social media in social work education
This book offers a critical multidisciplinary analysis of case studies of social work interventions from a psychosocial and relationship-based perspective.
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.
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 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.
A history of critical psychiatry that also acts as a call for a new approach to mental health services.
How to understand social work theory and apply it to social work practice
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.
Witchcraft labelling and child safeguarding in social work practice
A useful resource for people seeking to understand witchcraft branding as a contemporary form of child abuse.
A guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults
This book analyses informal caring across a variety of contexts, describing the nature of these relationships and the conditions under which they take place, and discusses the ways professionals can support and empower carers.
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.