Understanding Social Work: Preparing for Practice 3rd Edition

Author: Thompson, Neil

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  • ISBN: 9780230221802
  • Author: Thompson, Neil
  • Publ Date: 2009-05-29
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Imprint: PALGRAVE*#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 198945

Table of Contents :

Preface to the Third Edition Acknowledgements Introduction Making Sense of Social Work The Legal and Policy Context The Knowledge Base The Skills Base The Value Base Achieving Good Practice Facing the Challenge Conclusion Guide to Further Learning Appendix: Internet Resources References Index

Description:

Social work is a challenging yet rewarding career. It involves dealing with a range of people and situations and requires knowledge, skill and a commitment to important professional values. This well-written book, from one of social work's most highly respected authors, provides an informative and thought-provoking introduction to what it is to be a successful social worker. Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, this new edition incorporates extensive updates. It reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy. It also features a wide variety of practice examples and new 'Voice of Experience' quotes, giving readers an exciting insight into the job of today's practitioners. Described as a 'must-have' by current students, this popular text continues to offer an excellent foundation for readers considering a career in social work; students in the early stages of training; and anyone wanting a better understanding of the social work role.

Review:

5-Star Reviews on Amazon: 'The bible of Social Work' 'This is a book everyone should be able to understand, follow and learn from... A must for students and qualified Social Workers.' '...covers everything you need to accompany your course and is most definitely my most used book.' 'I bought this before my interview for the social work MA course. Only 10% of applicants made it through and I was one of them, thanks to this book!' '...it has some great condensed tips for theory and practice. Well, well worth it.'

Author Biography:

NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 32 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He is the editor-in-chief of two online communities (Well-being Zone www.well-beingzone.com and Social Work Focus www.socialworkfocus.com). His personal website is at www.neilthompson.info. He has several best-selling Palgrave Macmillan titles to his name and is the co-author of the recently published Social Work Companion in the Palgrave Companions series.


 

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