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 collection of stories to help social workers work with dilemmas, weigh up options and make good decisions.
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.
stories of activism by social care and allied health professionals
This is the story of an anti-racist campaign staged by social workers and allied health professionals which encourages readers to consider their own possibilities for anti-racist action.
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.
A mental health professional’s guide to commonly used medications
This accessible best-selling text is 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 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.
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.
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.
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.