Social work skills: a practice handbook

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Open University Press, Jun 1, 2005 - Political Science - 340 pages
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The bestselling social workclassic—updated to includethe latest in skills andtheories for practitioners atevery level

Written by an experienced academicpractitioner,the new edition of this bestsellingtext is updated to include the currenteducational, policy, and practice contexts ofsocial work. Social Work Skills, SecondEdition, contains additional material onsocial work methods and approaches, aswell as revised sections on the importance ofpsychological and sociological theories.

It also provides expanded and more thoroughinformation on multi-disciplinaryworking and communication with childrenand examines the use of language and jargonin social work—ensuring more productiveand smooth interactions between socialworkers and their clients and colleagues.The main focus of the book is on how skillscan be perfected and made transferableacross different contexts, service usergroups, and countries. The handbook isessential reading for all social work studentsand a valuable reference tool for practicingsocial workers and human service professionals.

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Social work skills interventions and practice
60
Understanding human beings
90
Communication listening and assessment skills
113
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Pamela Trevithick (United Kingdom) is a lecturer in social work at the University of Bristol.

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