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Social Work Skills with Adults

Social Work Skills with Adults

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192 pages | Learning Matters
Social work practice with adults has been undergoing a major change in recent years. The traditional divisions between health and social services have been gradually eroded, with the shift to the single assessment process and with social workers increasingly finding themselves employed within the health or independent sector. Therefore, knowing the full range of social work skills is vital and central to good practice with adult service users. This new guide will help students to understand these skills and includes chapters on intervention, empowerment and advocacy, skills for collaborative working, self-presentation and much more.
Skills for engagement
Communication skills
Skills for empowerment, partnership and advocacy
Assessing Adults
Decision Making
Skills for collaborative working
Negotiation skills in practice: Implications for practitioners
Case recording and report writing skills
Self presentation
Reflective Practice
Skills for self-management

"An extremely useful book - clear, easy to follow and informative. Students will turn to it again and again as a source of information." (Lecturer, University of Northampton).

This provides relevant information for students to understand interagency work and the role of professionals from other fields

Mr Baljeet Gill
Youth and Community, Ruskin College Oxford
November 13, 2012

All students will undertake one adult services placement, and this text will be an invaluable resource. This text is very user friendly and contains very appropriate material for BSW students embarking on adult services placements.

Dr Audrey Roulston
Social Work Department, Queen's University Belfast
March 9, 2012

Andy Mantell

Andy Mantell formerly of London South Bank University, is now Senior Lecturer Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling, University of Greenwich. More About Author

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