Praise for this edition: This book, as with the previous edition, represents excellent value for students from the beginning of their social work education through to their assessed year in employment. Given the range of core and specialist topics covered, students will find chapters that are relevant whatever practice context they find themselves in while on placement, as well as across their taught social work curriculum. It will equip students to engage in critically reflective learning and evidence informed practice. The writing style is consistently accessible and strikes a balance between clarity of explanation and depth of analysis. By signposting students to the most relevant further reading it manages to achieve both breadth and depth in one accessible volume, combining brevity with thorough coverage of the topics. - Mandi MacDonald, Lecturer in Social Work, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queens University Belfast Praise for second edition: ...an essential resource for social work educators, practitioners and students. The text would be useful to use in preparing students for social work contact, as well as supporting them in their practice learning opportunities. It is also a useful reference volume for practitioners who will be supporting students as a work base supervisor, practice teacher, and practice assessor, as it covers the traditional social work knowledge base.- Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre (SWAP) Praise for second edition: The book is well structured and each chapter is self-contained and carefully written, considering areas relevant for practice today. This book is relevant for a wide audience of both occupational therapy practitioners and students. - British Journal of Occupational Therapy Praise for second edition: Overall this is a comprehensive, up-to-date and well referenced resource which should be on the bookshelves of all social work educationalists and, indeed, of all social workers. - Moira Dunworth, Practice: Social Work in ActionPraise for second edition: This book will literally be everything you need for the first two years of BA (Hons) Social Work!! A must buy. - Social Work Student Praise for second edition: Definitely recommend it for Social Work students! It's become my guide through my studies and I'd be lost without it. - Social Work Student
This fully updated and expanded third edition of a classic text provides a comprehensive introduction to key theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social work and social care.
It outlines the theories that underpin social care practice, the main assessment models and interventions, and also offers guidance on the effective implementation of assessment across a range of professional contexts. Contributors from research, policy-making and practice backgrounds offer guidance on how to apply policy and research findings in everyday practice while ensuring that the complex needs of each individual service user are met. This third edition also features new chapters on group work, social pedagogy and personalisation.
The Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care is an essential resource for ensuring effective evidence-based practice which will be valued by students, educators and practitioners alike.