Effective Communication: A Guide for the People Professions by Neil ThompsonEffective Communication: A Guide for the People Professions by Neil Thompson

Effective Communication: A Guide for the People Professions

byNeil Thompson

Paperback | May 10, 2011

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Effective Communication is an insightful, practice-oriented new edition of Communication and Language. In Thompson's unique, clear and inviting style, the text offers students and practitioners of the helping professions an easy to follow introduction to communicating skillfully and productively.
 
Communication is at the heart of all work with people and their problems.Whatever the setting, poor communication can prove very damaging in its consequences. However, at its most effective, it has the power to ensure the promotion of equality and well-being. This new edition of an essential text offers a clear and informative introduction to the subtleties and practical complexities of communication.
 
Drawing on a wide-ranging theory base from across the social sciences, it demonstrates how key ideas from a number of disciplines provide a sound foundation for informed and sensitive practice. This edition includes:
 
-- A consistent focus on the importance of communication within interprofessional and multidisciplinary contexts;
-- New chapters on communication within specific settings, such as working with children and with groups;
-- New discussion of potential difficulties in communication – for example, as a result of disability issues or the challenges of intercultural communication;
-- A broad range of learning resources, such as activities, 'points to ponder' and 'voice of experience' comments, reflecting practitioners' real-world experience.
 
With its clear practice focus and emphasis on reflection throughout, Effective Communication is a key text for everyone across the people professions. It is an ideal introduction for students and practitioners of  social work, nursing, health and social care, counseling and pastoral care, teaching and educational support, probation work, youth and community work, and advice studies, as well as managers, leaders, supervisors and human resource professionals.
NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 32 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He is the editor-in-chief of two online communities (Well-being Zone: www....
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Title:Effective Communication: A Guide for the People ProfessionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.02 inPublished:May 10, 2011Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230243509

ISBN - 13:9780230243507

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Table of Contents

Part I: THEORY
Understanding Communication
Understanding Language
The Written Word
Speech and Conversation
Context and Meaning
Part II: PRACTICE
Interpersonal Encounters
Communicating with Children and Young People
Working with Groups
Communication Difficulties
Putting it in Writing
Managing Communication
Conclusion


 

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Praise for the first edition: 
"This textbook...explores the many theories developed to account for communication and language, and, using traditional resources or expressions along with contemporary ones, moves from the review of theories to the implications of all this on the contemporary scene." - Rev. Dr. Richard B. Gilbert, BCC. The World Pastoral Care Center, Resources Hotline