Psychology for Social Work Theory and Practice

Paperback | May 21, 2014

byPaula Nicolson, Rowan Bayne

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This new edition from a trusted author team bridges the gap between psychological theory and social work practice. Revisited and re-structured to reflect the changing social work context, it provides an authoritative introduction to the key ideas, skills and research from psychology and highlights their role within effective social work practice.

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This new edition from a trusted author team bridges the gap between psychological theory and social work practice. Revisited and re-structured to reflect the changing social work context, it provides an authoritative introduction to the key ideas, skills and research from psychology and highlights their role within effective social wor...

Paula Nicolson is Professor of Critical Social and Health Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Her most recent books are Postnatal Depression (Wiley 2001) and Gender, Power and Organisation (Routledge, 1996).Rowan Bayne is Emeritus Professor at the University of East London, UK. He is the author, co-author or co-edit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:May 21, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230303161

ISBN - 13:9780230303164

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Table of Contents

1. Why Study Psychology?
PART I: THEORY FOR PRACTICE
2. Understanding and Applying Psychological Theories 
3. Life Span Development
4. Psychological Perspectives on Social Work Settings
PART II: SKILLS FOR PRACTICE
5. Working with Strengths
6. Communication Skills
7. Groupwork as Social Work Practice
PART III: THEORY IN PRACTICE
8. Reflections in Practice
9. Leadership in Social Work Organisations
 

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"[C]omprehensive, well laid out and clearly written... [T]his book addresses situations relevant to social workers in all the settings and client groups with which they work." - British Journal of Social Work