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Social Work, Community Work and Psychology

Social Work, Community Work and Psychology

Carole Sutton

ISBN: 978-1-854-33110-6

Apr 1994, Wiley-Blackwell

256 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$55.95

Description

This book examines psychological theory such as development, social learning, humanistic, mental health and counselling in the context of social work. It covers aspects such as making assessments, ethics, interviewing and working in groups. Fundamental issues relevant to the statutory responsibilities of social workers as well as consideration of making fair and ethical assessments are also explored.
1. Perspectives on human beings.

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2. Aspects of human development.

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3. Interpersonal skills and communication.

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4. Children and their families.

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5. Child abuse.

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6. Crisis intervention and counselling.

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7. Working for mental health.

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8. Working with communities and groups.

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9. Continuing professional development.

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10. Values and ethics.

'Carole Sutton's books are above all useful, and this one is no exception. It scans an enormous range of theory and practice with clarity and succinctness ... How far does this book achieve its aim of identifying what psychology can offer to the professions of social work and community work? Social workers will certainly find this a most convenient source of psychological theories and their applications. Sutton has a gift for clear exposition of complex theoretical ideas and explaining their relevance in social work contexts. Her account of crisis intervention and counselling is one of the best I have read ... It is certainly a book that would justify its place on any social worker's shelf. I expect to refer to it frequently and if a student asks to borrow it I shall advise her to buy her own copy.

British Journal of Social Work

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  • Examines psychological theory such as development, social learning, humanistic, mental health and counselling in the context of social work.

  • Covers aspects such as making assessments, ethics, interviewing and working in groups.

  • Fundamental issues relevant to the statutory responsibilities of social workers as well as consideration of making fair and ethical assessments are also explored.