Welcome to your Preparation for Social Work Practice reading list. Here you will find resources to support you throughout your module
Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work, 4th edn by Koprowska, J.Although communication and interpersonal skills are widely-taught as a core element of the social work degree, understanding the theory and processes around them can be a challenge. This book starts with the fundamentals and looks at individual theories and approaches, relating them directly to social work practice. This approach will help you to understand the benefits that good communication skills can bring to your practice placements and work with clients. The content is grounded in social work practice and is totally skills-focused. There are new sections on groupwork, working with vulnerable clients and communicating effectively with children. Key updates: A new chapter on working with groups A revised chapter on working with families More material on emotional intelligence More material on relationship based social work This book is in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.
Call Number: 361.32 KOP
Publication Date: 2014
Groupwork Practice in Social Work, 3rd edn by Lindsay, T.; Orton, S.The social work degree requires that students clearly demonstrate competence in working with groups. Many social work students will begin working with families, communities and organisations before they qualify and are regularly assessed on this groupwork practice through assignments and observation.nbsp;Specialist skills are needed to cope in challenging groups and thenbsp;authors look at how students can develop their existing skills to cope and respond to challenges. The practical focus of this book on planning, organising, facilitating and evaluating groupwork will help students to develop their skills and pass assessment, increasing confidence during placement groupwork activities. A practical andnbsp;accessible textbook, Groupwork Practice innbsp;Social Worknbsp;is essential reading to help students through their complexnbsp;and challenging Groupwork assessments.nbsp; Key updates: New material on working with service user groups New material for students who are being assessed in a group Updated case studies This book is in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.
Call Number: 361.32 LIN
Publication Date: 2014 + eBook
Making Sense of Theory and Its Application to Social Work Practice by Musson, P.Social work students and some practitioners often struggle to get their head around the application of theory and associated methods of intervention derived from the social sciences to social work practice. Although there are a number of texts on this topic available, Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice offers a fresh approach written with the 'non- theoretician' in mind. After exploring the expectations and limits of application of theory to practice, the author sets about describing theories of explanation and their associated methods of intervention. He follows this by looking at theoretically driven approaches and their associated methods of intervention. One generic case study is used throughout, tweaked slightly but maintaining the same service users and presenting issues so the reader can see how the theory of explanation or approach and the associated method of intervention is applied. The text also offers opportunities for the reader to engage their critical thinking skills as they are invited to think critically in respect of the theories of explanation and approaches discussed. Applying Theories in Social Work is written to be immense value to both social work students and practitioners.
Call Number: 361.32 MUS + eBook
Publication Date: 2017
Social Work Skills and Knowledge, 3rd edn by Trevithick, P."What a sensible book, a book born of much wisdom and practical experience. Pamela Trevithick takes the reader on a wonderfully clear but thorough journey of social work's knowledge, skills and values in which theories are elegantly put into practice. The whole enterprise is reassuringly held together by a strong commitment to organised thinking and the value of the social work relationship. For those who want to sharpen their ideas while keeping their practical feet firmly on the ground, this is the book for you." Professor David Howe, University of East Anglia, UK "This new edition is an excellent resource for practitioners, students and indeed managers in social work and social care who are committed to effective practice and service delivery ... Trevithick provides a comprehensive knowledge and skills framework and excellent practice examples to enable the reader to apply the knowledge to undertaking skilled and effective practice. This is a clear, readily understandable and comprehensive text which also integrates the complexity of practising social work. I highly recommend it." Professor Joyce Lishman, recently retired as Head of School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, UK "A fantastic guide to social work practice and one I would recommend for the bookshelf of any social work student. It has a user friendly style that presents issues in an accessible way." Kate Grant, Social Work Student, University of Bristol, UK "A brilliant MUST BUY book for all social workers. It covers an amazing range of issues which are easy to find using the index. I will use it constantly throughout my career." Amanda Moorcroft, Social Work Practitioner, UK Since its first publication in 2000, this best-selling text has been an invaluable resource for thousands of social workers preparing for life in practice. Written by an influential academic-practitioner, it is widely regarded as the leading book in its field. The third edition has been thoroughly updated to include sections on theoretical, factual and practice knowledge. Key features include: 4 new chapters that integrate theory and practice in a Knowledge and Skills Framework or 'map' of professional practice 80 social work skills and interventions 12 appendices describing a range of different social work approaches A wide range of practice examples linking theory and practice Social Work Skills is essential reading for all social work students and a valuable reference tool for practising social workers, social services managers and human service professionals.
Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates, 3rd edn by Adam, R.; Dominelli, L.; Payne, M.Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates, one of the most respected and widely used textbooks in social work, has now been completely revised and updated. With its accessible and clearly structured framework, the book offers expert discussion of the core topics in social work by top writers, teachers and practitioners in the field. It provides an essential grounding in the debates that shape the profession, as well as a clear insight into the issues at the heart of practice. What makes this highly regarded and bestselling book stand out from other texts? - Its range, authority and theoretical integrity - Its clear and effective structure, which reflects major shifts in teaching and makes it easy to use across modules - The importance it lays on practice-based learning and on developing core practice skills such as communication, assessment and intervention - Its value as a springboard to further reading (including extensive guidance on further print and electronic sources) - Its compact size - perfect for readers who are travelling between campus and practice settings. This is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. The companion books are Critical Practice in Social Work (second edition) and Practising Social Work in a Complex World. Each book can be used alone or in combination with the other two as a uniquely flexible and comprehensive programme of study.
Practising Social Work Law, 4th edn by Braye, S.; Preston-Shoot, M.This fully revised fourth edition of a well-respected textbook seeks to build social workers' confidence in legal interpretation and implementation - practitioners must not only know the law; they must also have a critical appreciation of its implications for human rights, civil liberties and social justice. With a focus on promoting knowledge and skills in recognising, locating and articulating legal issues, it also demonstrates how the law can be used to inform practice standards and deliver positive outcomes for service users. This is essential reading for Social Work Law modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Practitioners and educators will also find it an invaluable resource to guide them through a complex, yet vital, aspect of their work.
Call Number: 344.4103 BRA
Publication Date: 2016
Social Research Methods by Bryman, A.This introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods, Fifth Edition, is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed for them to complete their own research projects. In addition to providing practical advice, author Alan Bryman deftly explores the nature of social research and the wider issues impinging on it.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016
Problem-Based Learning, 2nd edn by Barell, J.A step-bystep guide for teaching your students to think critically and solve complex problems! In a world with increasingly global economies and competition, students need to learn how to think critically and analytically, and to apply their imaginations to solve complex problems. Problem-based learning (PBL) does just that, helping students identify problems, pose their own questions, research answers, report results, and create a stake in their own learning. While teachers know the benefits, they are sometimes challenged by the process. Expert John Barell troubleshoots the PBL process for teachers. Basic procedures make this remarkably effective teaching model accessible and highly doable for all teachers, from beginners to veterans. The author draws on practical classroom experiences and incorporates methods that are widely praised by reviewers and users of the first edition. This standards-based, teacher-friendly second edition includes: #65533; A step-by-step method to simplify the process #65533; Examples showing problem-based learning in action #65533; Answers to frequently asked questions on standards-based implementation #65533; Thorough guidelines for developing problems for students to solve and letting them develop their own #65533; Rubrics and assessment tips to ensure that standards are met Problem-Based Learning, Second Edition, offers an easy-to-follow, rich teaching model for all teachers and grade levels, enabling you to confidently engage students for more meaningful learning and success, both inside and outside the classroom!
Call Number: 371.39 BAR
Publication Date: 2006
Proactive Child Protection and Social Work, 2nd edn by Davies, L. and Duckett, L.Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a serious and complex area of social work practice and understanding the critical skills of communicating with and listening to children's voices, and those of their advocates and survivors, is essential. In this new edition of a highly-regarded book, the authors offer a strengthened children's rights perspective and explore four main categories of child abuse - emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and physical abuse. The book also considers legal safeguards and protective processes to increase the creativity and confidence of those undertaking such work. Locating knowledge and skills within a series of case examples from real life practice and serious case reviews, this book is an indispensable resource for students, professionals and others concerned with protecting children. This second edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to include current research evidence and a focus on the neglected protection needs of sexually exploited young people, children in custody, disabled children, young carers and unaccompanied child migrants.
Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences by Kara, H.With foreword by Kenneth J. Gergen and Mary M. Gergen. Creative research methods can help to answer complex contemporary questions, which are hard to answer using traditional methods alone. Creative methods can also be more ethical, helping researchers to address social injustice. This accessible book is the first to identify and examine the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. Written in a practical and jargon-free style, with over 100 boxed examples, it offers numerous examples of creative methods in practice, from the social sciences, arts, and humanities around the world. Spanning the gulf between academia and practice, this useful book will inform and inspire researchers by showing readers why, when, and how to use creative methods in their research.
Black and British by Olusoga, D.A Waterstones History Book of the YearLonglisted for the Orwell PrizeShortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak PrizeA vital re-examination of a shared history, published to accompany the landmark BBC Two series.In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga offers readers a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare's Othello. It reveals that behind the South Sea Bubble was Britain's global slave-trading empire and that much of the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery. It shows that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of the First World War. Black British history can be read in stately homes, street names, statues and memorials across Britain and is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation.Unflinching, confronting taboos and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how black and white Britons have been intimately entwined for centuries.
Call Number: 305.896041 OLU
Publication Date: 2018
Social Work Practice by Parker, J. ; Bradley, G.This bestselling book takes the student step-by-step through the core processes of social work. It introduces four essential elements (assessment, planning intervention and review) in a clear manner, and is structured in a chronological way that is easy to understand yet holistic in approach. The authors use Assessment as a lynchpin for the book and use various assessment tools (some of which they have developed themselves) to illustrate the links between theory and practice. An essential introduction to the fundamental principles of social work practice, this title has been fully-revised to link directly to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.Key updates: New Material on Personalisation Agenda Greater emphasis on social work in the community More research material on working with children Updated case studies throughoutPart of the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.
Call Number: 361.32 PAR
Publication Date: 2014
An A-Z of Social Work Theory by Payne, M.Puzzled by terminology, skills, law, or theory? Revising for your placement or exam? Then look no further! This series of concise and easy-to-use A-Zs will be your guide. Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this book will introduce you to over 350 key theories, theorists and concepts in a concise and no-nonsense way. Careful cross-referencing will help you make important connections, while selected further reading will provide you with a springboard to further learning.
Call Number: eBook + 361.301 PAY
Publication Date: 2021
Cite Them Right, 12th ed by Pears, R.; Shields, G.Cite them right is renowned as the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to referencing text available to students and authors. Academics and teachers rely on the advice in Cite them right to guide their students in the skills of identifying and referencing information sources and avoiding plagiarism. Comprehensive and accessible, it provides readers with detailed examples of print and electronic sources, business, government, technical and legal publications, works of art, images and much more. Packed with practical tips and example sources in both citations and reference lists, it makes referencing manageable and easy to follow for everyone. The fully revised and updated 12th edition contains: - Expanded guidance on the key principles of referencing and avoiding plagiarism, including new sections on collecting evidence to use in your work; reading, listening and taking notes; and using other people's work in your writing. - New reference examples for Tik Tok, blog posts, Zoom and Teams, recorded lectures and online seminars.
Call Number: STSK 808.027 PEA
Publication Date: 2022
Essentials of Essay Writing: what markers look for by Roberts. J. Q.This engagingly written book uncovers what markers look for and demystifies the secrets of effective writing. Each chapter covers a core element of effective essay writing, from analyzing the question through to constructing a conclusion, and provides clear guidelines to apply in your own work.
Silent Racism by Trepagnier, B.Vivid and engaging, Silent Racism persuasively demonstrates that silent racism--racism by people who classify themselves as "not racist"--is instrumental in the production of institutional racism. Trepagnier argues that heightened race awareness is more important in changing racial inequality than judging whether individuals are racist. The collective voices and confessions of "nonracist" white women heard in this book help reveal that all individuals harbor some racist thoughts and feelings. Trepagnier uses vivid focus group interviews to argue that the oppositional categories of racist/not racist are outdated. The oppositional categories should be replaced in contemporary thought with a continuum model that more accurately portrays today's racial reality in the United States. A shift to a continuum model can raise the race awareness of well-meaning white people and improve race relations. Offering a fresh approach, Silent Racism is an essential resource for teaching and thinking about racism in the twenty-first century.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2010
An A-Z of Social Work Skills by Rogers, M.; Allen, D.Puzzled by terminology, skills, law, or theory? Revising for your placement or exam? Then look no further! This series of concise and easy-to-use A-Zs will be your guide. Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this book will introduce you to over 60 key skills in a concise and no-nonsense way. You can test your knowledge and how to apply each skill in practice with Skills in Action, Stop-Reflect and Top Tips boxes.