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Assessment in Social Work (4th Edition)

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Assessment is a crucial social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This core text book gives you structured, practical guidance on how to approach this vital professional...

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Assessment is a crucial social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This core text book gives you structured, practical guidance on how to approach this vital professional skill. In a clear and accessible style, the authors provide both the theory behind assessment as well as helpful practice examples.

Whether on a qualifying course or returning to study, this fully revised edition of a tried-and-tested text gives social work students and practitioners a coherent and reliable guide to best practice. At the heart of this authoritative book is a set of theoretical maps to guide social workers' thinking and decision-making when undertaking assessment. 

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Generic applied framework, suitable for all social work degrees, with sufficient depth for postgraduate as well as undergraduate qualifying course markets

Helps students connect theory to practice using an attractive 'maps' metaphor for the different theoretical frameworks

Insights into the kind of high-quality collaborative assessment that is most likely to lead to effective interventions

Chapters discussing the specific challenges of assessment in children's and adult services

Analysis of the latest legislation and government guidance

Engaging learning features such as case studies, questions to challenge your perceptions, and thinking points to make you consider your own experience in the workplace

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Includes more theories, more systematic pedagogy and incorporates the Professional Capabilities Framework, new Standards of Proficiency as set out by HCPC, and latest policy developments

More learning features to help understand and apply knowledge

Theoretical coverage extended to include Brofenbrenner and ecological/systems theory in a new chapter, with narrative and solutions-focused approaches combined in with strengths-based approaches

Greater consistency achieved for the book's pedagogical infrastructure, so that students can easily identify the discussion they need and are given plenty of support in integrating different ideas effectively

Introduction
1. Assessment in the 21st Century
2. Anti-Oppressive Practice
3. Effective Assessment Processes
4. Selecting a Map
5. A Satellite Map: Systems Approaches
6. A Map of the Ocean: Psychodynamic Approaches
7. An Ordnance Survey Map: Behavioral Approaches
8. A Handy Tourist Map: The Task-Centered Approach
9. An Explorer Map: Strengths-based Approaches
10. Assessment in Childrens' Services
11. Assessment in Adults' Services
12. A Map of the Universe: Spiritual Approaches
Conclusion

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Judith Milner is a Freelance counsellor and trainer
 
Steve Myers is Director of Social Sciences at the University of Salford, UK
 
Patrick O'Byrne is a Freelance counsellor, supervisor and family mediator and was formerly a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

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Judith Milner is a Freelance counsellor and trainer
 
Steve Myers is Director of Social Sciences at the University of Salford, UK
 
Patrick O'Byrne is a Freelance counsellor, supervisor and family mediator and was formerly a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

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