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See below for a selection of the latest books from Social work category. Presented with a red border are the Social work books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social work books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Postmodern Social Work Reflective Practice and Education

Postmodern Social Work Reflective Practice and Education

Author: Ken Moffatt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

How should social workers adapt to a time of widespread instability and uncertainty? How can social work practice account for the ever-increasing infiltration of technology and media images into our daily lives and mental states? In this book, Ken Moffatt turns to postmodern philosophy's grappling with late capitalism and the omnipresence of technology in order to develop a new approach to reflective social work practice and critical pedagogy. Postmodern Social Work attempts to reconcile postmodern thinkers with the realities of teaching social work to diverse student populations in a precarious era. Moffatt advocates an ideal of reflective practice that allows social workers to combine direct experience, social welfare, and social justice. Through a series of interlocking essays focused on the theoretical underpinnings of reflective practice in the context of social work education, he explores the implications of postmodern theory for social work practice. Drawing on thinkers such as Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Julia Kristeva, Gilles Deleuze, and F lix Guattari, Moffatt lays out a path forward for reflective social work, providing new ways of thinking that collapse old categories and integrate direct practice with community engagement and social analysis. Postmodern Social Work offers an approach to practice and teaching that considers the shifting landscape of social change while remaining true to social work's primary concerns of inclusion and justice.

Postmodern Social Work Reflective Practice and Education

Postmodern Social Work Reflective Practice and Education

Author: Ken Moffatt Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

How should social workers adapt to a time of widespread instability and uncertainty? How can social work practice account for the ever-increasing infiltration of technology and media images into our daily lives and mental states? In this book, Ken Moffatt turns to postmodern philosophy's grappling with late capitalism and the omnipresence of technology in order to develop a new approach to reflective social work practice and critical pedagogy. Postmodern Social Work attempts to reconcile postmodern thinkers with the realities of teaching social work to diverse student populations in a precarious era. Moffatt advocates an ideal of reflective practice that allows social workers to combine direct experience, social welfare, and social justice. Through a series of interlocking essays focused on the theoretical underpinnings of reflective practice in the context of social work education, he explores the implications of postmodern theory for social work practice. Drawing on thinkers such as Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Julia Kristeva, Gilles Deleuze, and F lix Guattari, Moffatt lays out a path forward for reflective social work, providing new ways of thinking that collapse old categories and integrate direct practice with community engagement and social analysis. Postmodern Social Work offers an approach to practice and teaching that considers the shifting landscape of social change while remaining true to social work's primary concerns of inclusion and justice.

Alive After Academia Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Alive After Academia Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Author: Spencer J. (Retired Professor) Zeiger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2019

Social work educators (SWEs) are doers, thinkers, go-getters, troublemakers, movers, and shakers. In their efforts to convert difficult challenges into positive realities, they live through unique experiences and possess knowledge of lifespan development that qualifies them to be in better shape to explore the vicissitudes of aging and envision a rich life beyond the traditional limits of a career. With that said, large numbers of SWEs from the baby-boomer generation have departed from the academy while more wait in the wings; Alive After Academia provides practical information for these professionals navigating the latter stages of their careers. The book incorporates the reflections drawn from interviews with 91 SWEs, who share engaging stories of how their careers have prepared them for The Next Chapter (introduced as a more positive alternative to the term retirement ), post-academic freedom, and new life appreciations. Extending beyond the focus of Spencer J. Zeiger's Career Reflections of Social Work Educators, this text is a particularly useful resource for SWEs wishing to critically examine their life's work while learning from the experiences of veteran professionals.

Research and the Social Work Picture

Research and the Social Work Picture

Author: Ian F. Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Drawing on evidence from across Europe, Asia and the USA, this accessible book covers how social workers can engage with research and draw on it in practice.

The Approved Mental Health Professional Practice Handbook

The Approved Mental Health Professional Practice Handbook

Author: Kevin Stone, Robert Lomax, Gill Ince, SARAH VICARY Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Approved Mental Health Professionals must possess and deploy a range of skills, knowledge and values in order to make ethically complex decisions on behalf of people with severe mental health problems. This invaluable handbook considers these challenges and provides in-depth guidance on all key aspects of the role, including: * Working with mental health law * Risks and challenges in a Mental Health Act assessment * Resilience as a trainee and practitioner

Integrative Practice in and for Larger Systems Transforming Administration and Management of People, Organizations, and Communities

Integrative Practice in and for Larger Systems Transforming Administration and Management of People, Organizations, and Communities

Author: Harold E. Briggs, Verlea G. Briggs, Adam C. Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Successful integrative practice begins at the nexus of intrapersonal and interpersonal levels of macro practice, and requires a nuanced sensitivity to both. Integrative Practice in and for Larger Systems guides readers through the development of a cohesive practice model to transform the management of community agencies. Specifically, the new model emphasizes accountability and awareness to the covert aspects of organizational culture and politics that underwrite effective service delivery. The book also addresses a broad scope of issues that require thoughtful consideration, including policy evaluations, interagency community-based practice, innovation implementation across larger systems, direct-service program management, and program and organization development. Written from the vantage point of administering and managing community agency-based practice using evidence-informed approaches, the text is an essential resource for students seeking to learn both agency and interagency management practices.

Social Work with Older Adults

Social Work with Older Adults

Author: Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Advanced Social Work Practice

Advanced Social Work Practice

Author: Jerry L. Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Mental Health in Social Work A Casebook on Diagnosis and Strengths Based Assessment

Mental Health in Social Work A Casebook on Diagnosis and Strengths Based Assessment

Author: Jacqueline Corcoran, Joseph M. Walsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Learn essential clinical assessment skills for working in the mental health field using a case-based approach Mental Health in Social Work: A Casebook on Diagnosis and Strengths-Based Assessment emphasizes gaining competency in the DSM-5 diagnoses of mental disorders that are commonly seen in clinical and social service settings. Using a case-based approach, students and professionals learn to understand clients holistically as they proceed with the assessment and intervention process. The 3rd Edition includes new chapters on obsessive-compulsive disorder (Ch. 9), post-traumatic stress disorder (Ch.10), and gender dysphoria (Ch. 14) It also includes additional content on socially diverse populations throughout the text, and new Questions to Consider for making a DSM diagnosis are included with each case study.

Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society

Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society

Author: Philip R. Popple, Leslie Leighninger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019