- Joyce Lishman
- Chris Yuill - Robert Gordon University, UK
- Jillian Brannan
- Alastair Gibson
Social Work & Social Policy | Social Work Practice | Social Work Skills
Help your students make the best starts in their careers as a Social Worker. Covering everything they need to know in their first year and beyond, this very practical book will guide them through their degree and into practice.
Packed full of case studies, activities and tools for real-life practice, it will:
- Help students get to grips with and build the essential knowledge and skills base
- Support them to develop a range of tools for practice with different service user groups
- Develop their critical thinking and help them to apply their learning in practice
- Provide them with a springboard for further learning and development.
This text is essential for a student’s personal library as it can be read cover-to-cover, but also dipped in and out of easily, which is the mark of a strong textbook.
Having used so many different social work textbooks over the years, it was a relief to find this book, it is comprehensive, but very easy to read. The book offers a valuable insight into the world of social work, and it covers many important topics such as social policy, law, ethics, and how to apply social work issues to practise contexts.
One of the key things I love, is that it not only has resources within the book, but it also has them online. There are so many different resources available, but I particularly like the case studies and recommended reading, as I find them super useful when I am writing an essay.
Whether you are in your first year or close to qualifying, this book is a must buy and you will definitely make use of it for years to come!
This book is relevant to meeting the needs and awareness for our learners to social work practice.
This book has been excellent for my students to get an understanding of social work terminology, methods, interventions and theories. Good interactive content through out and easy to read.
An extremely thorough introductory social work text which provides a useful knowledge framework for those studying for professional practice. The reflective questions and exercises within each chapter alongside the additional online resources are helpful for further embedding the content within the chapters.