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.
Early Years Development from Conception to 5
A book that brings up to date theory and understanding of child development in the early years into the workplace.
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.
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.
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.
Helps social workers and health professionals recognise potential risks in situations, when to avoid involvement, and how best to manage the risks.
Restorative and Strength-based Approaches
This new edition of a successful and well-established textbook has been reworked and updated to meet the needs of today’s student and practitioner, ensuring that they are fully prepared to meet the needs of diverse service user groups and demonstrate how they are meeting professional standards.
Explains and promotes the fundamentals of values, ethics and rights for anyone involved in social work or health and social care.