Social Work Methods and Skills: The Essential Foundations of Practice

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byKaren Healy

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A clearly framed and comprehensive introduction to practice methods, this important text explores how methods and skills can be combined to offer a versatile professional toolkit for practice. It interrogates the social work process within a range of settings, including working with involuntary clients, and within community and family settings.

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A clearly framed and comprehensive introduction to practice methods, this important text explores how methods and skills can be combined to offer a versatile professional toolkit for practice. It interrogates the social work process within a range of settings, including working with involuntary clients, and within community and family ...

DR KAREN HEALY is Research Director at The University of Queensland, Australia. She has published three books on social work practice, including the best-selling title, Social Work Theories in Context (Palgrave Macmillan).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.64 × 6.15 × 0.55 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023057517X

ISBN - 13:9780230575172

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Table of Contents


PART I: THE CORE OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
Social work methods in context: purposeful practice
Professional communication skills
PART II: WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS
Working with individuals to resolve life’s problems
Working with mandated individuals
PART III: WORKING WITH FAMILIES AND GROUPS
Working with families
Working with groups
PART IV: COMMUNITY WORK, POLICY PRACTICE AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE
Community Work
Policy Practice
Conclusion: Creating a context for change

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"This book will be particularly useful in preparing students for practice placements because it focuses on 'the doing' of social work,as well as providing a theoretical grounding in core social work knowledge." - Dr. Jean Dillon, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Middlesex University, UK "Healy has a strong presence in international social work literature and is well respected for her accessible style, while also presenting content that is both informative and challenging. As usual, Healy presents her work with an inviting mix of personal knowledge, social work literature and - very importantly for the current context - well researched evidence." – Roslyn Giles, Senior Lecturer and Director of Field Education, University of Sydney, Australia