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Social Work: An Introduction 2ed

by Joyce Lishman, Chris Yuill, Jillian Brannan and Alastair Gibson SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
02/2018
ISBN:
9781473994560
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Pbk 640 pages
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Using an integrated approach, this book covers all the main topics in the first year of both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree in social work. To provide a holistic view of the field, it combines theory, policy and practice.

PART ONE: KNOWLEDGE BASE
Chapter 1: VALUES AND ETHICS - Julian Bell
Chapter 2: LAW - Heather Munro
Chapter 3: POLITICS AND SOCIAL POLICY - Mike Maas-Lowit
Chapter 4: SOCIOLOGY - Megan Todd and Chris Yuill
Chapter 5: MATERIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, POVERY AND INCOME INEQUALITY - Chris Yuill
Chapter 6: PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES: THEIR APPLICATION AND RELEVANCE TO SOCIAL WORK - Carmen-Maria Fyfe
Chapter 7: HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVLEOPMENT - Stewart Brodie and Clare Swan
Chapter 8: COMMUNICATION AND ICT - Sheila Slesser and Jenny Blair
Chapter 9: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL CARE - Iain Turnbull and Joyce Lishman
Chapter 10: REFLECTIVE PRACTICE - Angela Duvollet
PART TWO: ASSESSMENT
Chapter 11: GENERIC ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT AND MANAGING UNCERTAINTY - Jillian Brannan
Chapter 12: MODELS OF ASSESSMENT - Janine Bolger and Patrick Walker
Chapter 13: RISK ASSESSMENT - Kirstin Parkes and Mike Shepherd
Chapter 14: INTERPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - Ruth Taylor and Jillian Brannan
Chapter 15: THE VOICE OF SERVICE USERS AND CARERS - Jillian Brannan, Denise Cromar, Simon Gardner, Margaret Junner, Steve Morrison and William Rae
PART THREE: MODELS OF INTERVENTION
Chapter 16: RELATIONSHIP-BASED SOCIAL WORK - Tuck-Chee Phung
Chapter 17: CRISIS INTERVENTION - Angela Duvollet
Chapter 18: COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY: ITS PRACTICE AND ITS PLACE IN SOCIAL WORK - George Allan
Chapter 19: TASK-CENTRED INTERVENTION - Dave Humphrey
Chapter 20: WORKING IN THE LIFE SPACE - Jeremy Millar
Chapter 21: PERSON-CENTRED PLANNING AND PERSONALISATION - Neil Gibson
Chapter 22: NARRATIVE THERAPY - Neil Gibson and Inga Heyman
Chapter 23: MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING - Anne Shirran
Chapter 24: THE SOLUTION-FOCUSED APPROACH - Jim Dressel and Jillian Brannan
Chapter 25: COUNSELLING IN SOCIAL WORK - Fiona Feilberg
PART FOUR: INTERVENTIONS IN PRACTICE
Chapter 26: WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE - Sharon Munro and Patrick Walker
Chapter 27: METHODS OF INTERVENTION IN WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH SUBSTANCE PROBLEMS - Claire Marsden
Chapter 28: WORKING WITH ADULTS: MENTAL HEALTH - Mike Maas-Lowit
Chapter 29: WORKING WITH ADULTS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOCIAL WORK - Isobel Townsend
Chapter 30: WORKING WITH ADULTS: LEARNING DISABILITY - Fiona Feilberg
Chapter 31: WORKING WITH ADULTS: DISABILITY AND SENSORY IMPAIRMENT - Sheila Slesser
Chapter 32: SOCIAL WORK INTERVENTIONS WITH OLDER PEOPLE - Iain Fisk
Chapter 33: EVALUATION - Joyce Lishman
Chapter 34: CONCLUSION - Joyce Lishman, Chris Yuill, Jillian Brannan and Alastair Gibson

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!

Professor Joyce Lishman is now retired, and was previously Head of the School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. She was also General Editor of the Research Highlights in Social Work series for many years. Chris Yuill is a sociologist at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, whose work focuses on the sociology of health and the sociology of urban experiences. In addition to a variety of journal publications and research reports he has written and co-edited a number of textbooks for SAGE, one of his most recent being Sociology for Social Work co-edited with Alastair Gibson. Other texts include Understanding the Sociology of Health: An Introduction with Anne-Marie Barry, which is now in its third edition and has also been translated into Chinese. Chris has also served two terms on the executive of the British Sociological Association.

Alastair Gibson graduated with an MA in History before becoming frustrated as a hospital administrator and deciding to move into the more challenging and rewarding practice of social work. He worked in Aberdeen and Gateshead in a variety of health care social work settings and then taught at RGU. Developing his enthusiasm for inter-professional practice, he was a founder member of CAIPE and helped develop shared training for social work, health, education and police trainees. He has thoroughly enjoyed teaching Human Growth and Behaviour as well as being Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Social Work by Distance Learning before retiring in 2009. He is now an independent practice teacher.