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Counselling Skills for Social Work

Counselling Skills for Social Work

Second Edition
  • Lisa Miller - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock

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Social Work Practice

November 2011 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Praise for the first edition:

'The content of the book is excellent.... The strength lies in its detailed application of ideas to practice. The use of the case material to illustrate application is excellent and works well.' - Helen Cosis-Brown, University of Middlesex

This new edition of Counselling Skills for Social Work argues that good counselling skills are at the heart of effective social work practice. Building on the success of the first edition, this core textbook brings a range of therapeutic models, with their theoretical underpinnings and skills, directly into a social work context. By looking at how the underlying theory can be applied to professional practice, chapters identify the key skills which can be employed for the most effective social work intervention.

Key features of the book include:

- a practical skills-based approach;

- a focus on service-user experiences and arange of case-studies drawn from a variety of `real-life' settings;

- a new chapter dedicated to counselling young people;

- chapter content is linked to the most recent NOS and GSCC guidelines structuring training and practice;

- end-of-chapter Reflective Questions and Tips for Practice summarising the key theoretical concepts and their applications.

Written in a lively and engaging style this updated new edition will be an invaluable text for undergraduate students in social work. It will also be useful for qualified practitioners to enhance understanding of communication and the process of change through the medium of counselling skills.

Multicultural Frameworks for Using Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice
A Person-Centred Approach to Using Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice
The Application of Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory in Social Work Practice
Using Counselling Skills with Children and Young People
Drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Social Work Practice
Using Narrative Therapy in Social Work Practice
Using Solution-focused Therapy in Social Work Practice
Using Systemic and Family Interventions in Social Work Practice
Using Group Work Skills Therapeutically

This book is good in covering a range of therapeutic approaches. For the purpose of my course it is good additional reading.

Dr Anneline Keet
Department of Social Work, University of the Free State
April 17, 2014

Considering for use in next module of social work theory and practice.

Mr Tim Odell
Dept of Health,Wellbeing & the family, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 17, 2012

Practical guide to counselling. This book offered clear explanation of counselling theory and how to apply it in practice. Students found it interesting and informative.

Ms Michelle Evans
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
May 30, 2012

A very readable and relevant text to support practitioners to further develop essential skills in an area often understimated within social work, but one which provides the bedrock for enhancing understanding and guiding relevant relationship building. Miller shows how counselling skills are at the heart of effective practice within a wide range of contexts and settings.

Melanie Smith
Please select your department, Please select your institution
March 27, 2012

This is a clear and well laid out book assisiting students in the development of their skills in working with people. I particularly like the application to social work sections included in each chapter.

Ms Kelly Alexander
Applied Social Science, University of Bedfordshire
March 15, 2012

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ISBN: 9780857028594