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Student Social Work

This textbook series is ideal for all students studying to be qualified social workers, whether at undergraduate or Masters level. Covering key elements of the social work curriculum, the books are accessible, interactive and thought-provoking.

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1-10 of 11 results in Student Social Work
  1. Becoming a Social Worker

    Global Narratives, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Viviene E. Cree

    Series: Student Social Work

    This is a book about social workers and social work. It tells the story of the journey into and through social work of people from around the world living and working in social work today. We hear what has brought them into social work and what has kept them in it since. Their lively accounts...

    Published January 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

    By Viviene E. Cree

    Series: Student Social Work

    How does a social work student make the connection between sociological knowledge and day-to-day social work procedures? Sociology for Social Workers provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places it firmly into the context of social work practice. It takes the issues that...

    Published October 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Social Work, Law and Ethics

    By Jonathan Dickens

    Series: Student Social Work

    Law and ethics are two vital aspects of social work – all social workers need to practise according to the law and their codes of ethics and conduct. However, the relationship between the law and social work values and ethics is not without its tensions and this book takes a problem-based approach...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice

    A Practical Skills Guide

    By Pam Green Lister

    Series: Student Social Work

    All social work students study theory and undertake practice placements. Integrating the two – so that each informs the other – is both essential and notoriously tricky. This accessible book demystifies the process and offers helpful evidence-based strategies for doing it successfully. Structured...

    Published January 24th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Social Work

    A Reader

    Edited by Viviene E. Cree

    Series: Student Social Work

    What are the key ideas that underpin social work practice? This inspiring Reader brings together some of the most significant ideas which have informed social work practice over the last forty years. Exploring these fundamental ideas, the book includes commentaries that allow the reader to...

    Published November 17th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

    2nd Edition

    By Viviene E. Cree

    Series: Student Social Work

    How does a social work student make the connection between sociological knowledge and day-to-day social work? Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places them firmly into the context of actual social work practice. It...

    Published May 26th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Social Work and Social Policy

    An Introduction

    By Jonathan Dickens

    Series: Student Social Work

    An understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values, dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility, rights, our understanding of ‘the good society’. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy, tailored to the...

    Published November 20th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Social Work Placements

    A Traveller's Guide

    By Mark Doel

    Series: Student Social Work

    Placements can be one of the most exciting parts of your social work training but also one of the most daunting. This Guide will help you to make the most of your practice learning opportunities. The guide highlights how you can make the most of your placement, as well as anticipating some of the...

    Published November 12th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Mental Health Social Work in Context

    By Nick Gould

    Series: Student Social Work

    There has been a re-energising of interest in social work in mental health services in recent years and mental health is now a core part of all qualifying social work students’ training. Grounded in the social models of mental health particularly relevant to qualifying social workers, but also...

    Published November 4th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Human Growth and Development

    An Introduction for Social Workers

    By John Sudbery

    Series: Student Social Work

    Social workers work with people at all stages of life, tackling a multitude of personal, social, health, welfare, legal and educational issues. As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This introductory text provides a knowledge...

    Published October 28th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Social Theory for Social Work
    By Christopher Thorpe
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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