Social Work and Social Welfare

Social Work Practice

  1. Relational Theory for Clinical Practice

    2nd Edition

    By Sharon Freedberg

    Relational Theory for Clinical Practice offers students and practitioners a conceptual framework for thinking relationally about social work with clients within a biological, psychological, and socio-cultural framework. Integrating relational theory with the principles of clinical practice, and...

    To Be Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Analysing Social Work Communication

    Discourse in Practice

    Edited by Christopher Hall, Kirsi Juhila, Maureen Matarese, Carolus van Nijnatten

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Work

    With communication and relationships at the core of social work, this book reveals the way it is foremost a practice that becomes reality in dialogue, illuminating some of the profession’s key dilemmas. Applied discourse studies illustrate the importance of talk and interaction in the construction...

    Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice

    Conceptualizations and Applications in Macro Social Work Practice

    Edited by Michael J. Sheridan

    Jim Wallis, well-known justice advocate and author, has stated that the two great hungers in the world today are for spirituality and social justice. Although social work and related fields have increasingly recognized the importance of addressing spirituality within clinical practice, less...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Elements of the Helping Process

    A Guide for Clinicians, 3rd Edition

    By Raymond Fox

    Elements of the Helping Process: A Guide for Clinicians takes a humanistic approach to guiding clinicians, emphasizing that professional practice involves a deliberate, conscious, and disciplined use of self with clients participating in a forum that is steady, safe, and consistent. As with the...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Turning Troubles into Problems

    Clientization in Human Services

    Edited by Jaber F. Gubrium, Margaretha Järvinen

    Series: Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

    Human service professionals deal with a wide range of problems, from child abuse, parenting issues, and elderly care, to addictions, mental illness, sexual assault, unemployment, and criminality. These must be constructed as problems for professionals to appropriately respond to them. Human service...

    Published July 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Social Work: The Basics

    By Mark Doel

    Series: The Basics

    Social Work: The Basics is an insightful introduction to the often misrepresented world of social work. This accessible book presents a broad view of contemporary social work, exploring its roots and its possible future. It dispels myths surrounding social work, addresses media debates, and offers...

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Environmental Social Work

    Edited by Mel Gray, John Coates, Tiani Hetherington

    Social work has been late to engage with the environmental movement. Often working with an exclusively social understanding of environment, much of the social work profession has overlooked the importance of environmental issues. However, recently, the impact of and worldwide attention to climate...

    Published October 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Critical Reflection in Context

    Applications in Health and Social Care

    Edited by Jan Fook, Fiona Gardner

    Critical reflection enables practitioners – especially those within health and social care –to theorise from their own practice, improving and developing their work and practising both creatively and professionally. This book provides an accessible overview of the influential Fook/Gardner Critical...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Social Work in Europe

    Race and Ethnic Relations

    Edited by Charlotte Williams, Mekada Graham

    It is an acknowledged if not accepted fact that all European societies are being fundamentally transformed, and indeed perceptively unsettled, by increased migrations across nations and by the asserted presence of established minorities within their borders. The scale and speed at which these...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Practice-Based Research in Social Work

    A Guide for Reluctant Researchers

    By Sarah-Jane Dodd, Irwin Epstein

    This unique textbook explores practice-based research (PBR), using numerous practice examples to actively encourage and engage students and practitioners to embrace research as a meaningful support for their practice. Whilst evidence-based practice gives practitioners access to information about "...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  11. Social Work with Children and Families

    Developing Advanced Practice

    By Penelope Welbourne

    Series: Post-qualifying Social Work

    There is an increasing emphasis on post-qualifying training for social workers, especially in the complex and demanding area of working with children and families. This essential textbook is especially designed for practitioners studying at this level. Accessible and thorough, the text focuses on a...

    Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Social Work Practice in the Criminal Justice System

    By George T. Patterson

    The criminal justice system, with its complex policies and procedures and its focus on deterrence, punishment, and rehabilitation, can be a difficult system to understand. Social Work Practice in the Criminal Justice System presents an overview of the criminal justice system, exploring the network...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Key Themes in Health and Social Care

    A Companion to Learning

    Edited by Adam Barnard

    Key Themes in Health and Social Care is a learning resource for students in health and social care. It provides an overview of foundational issues and core themes in the field and introduces key areas of debate, moving from an introductory level to in-depth discussion as the book progresses....

    Published September 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  14. Professional Development in Social Work

    Complex Issues in Practice

    Edited by Janet Seden, Sarah Matthews, Mick McCormick, Alun Morgan

    Series: Post-qualifying Social Work

    Social work practice in the twenty-first century is continually changing. Contemporary practitioners work in complex areas and have to do so quickly and competently. This text helps qualified social workers, as well as those about to qualify, to build on their initial studies in order to develop...

    Published September 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  15. European Social Policy and Social Work

    Citizenship-Based Social Work

    By Hans van Ewijk

    European Social Policy and Social Work explores shifts in international social policies and how they affect national trends and thus the context for social work practice. The book discusses international and national social work strategies and practice and investigates the responsibilities for...

    Published September 20th 2009 by Routledge

  16. Tackling Social Exclusion

    2nd Edition

    By John Pierson

    The concept of social exclusion has been a central focus of government policy for the past ten years and is now at the core of much practitioner activity. Thoroughly updated, this much needed second edition shows how social workers can combat the social exclusion experienced by service users...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  17. Theorising Social Exclusion

    Edited by Ann Taket, Beth R. Crisp, Annemarie Nevill, Greer Lamaro, Melissa Graham, Sarah Barter-Godfrey

    Social exclusion attempts to make sense out of multiple deprivations and inequities experienced by people and areas, and the reinforcing effects of reduced participation, consumption, mobility, access, integration, influence and recognition. This book works from a multidisciplinary approach across...

    Published August 26th 2009 by Routledge