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Macmillan Higher Education

Social Work with Adults

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Paperback - 9780230293847

15 April 2012

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20 March 2012

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This best-selling book explores the crucial role of social workers in securing a better future for vulnerable and disadvantaged adult service users. Tacking the problems most common to this branch of social work it focuses...

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This best-selling book explores the crucial role of social workers in securing a better future for vulnerable and disadvantaged adult service users. Tacking the problems most common to this branch of social work it focuses on four major themes: personalization; mental health; substance use; and old age. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, and with contributions from some of the leading names in the field, Social Work with Adults provides a clear map and guidance to help navigate between the different elements of social work knowledge and practice.

Whether a student on an undergraduate degree taking a module on working with adults or a qualified professional wanting to ensure they are proving the very best service they can, this is essential reading. The breadth and depth of coverage makes this text a perfect handbook for students of adult social work.

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  • It addresses different contexts and encourages students to view the field of adult social work holistically, and to avoid 'siloing' knowledge for specific contexts. 
  • Contributors from different universities and practice backgrounds lend their expertise on a chapter by chapter basis, this approach provides students with a broad range of viewpoints without sacrificing depth of focus
  • Expert commentators outline policy background, summarise relevant law, describe the key theories, and highlight the research findings.
  • Each section of the books ends with a chapter demonstrating how the disparate strands of theory, research, law and policy can be woven together to provide an informed basis for practice.
  • A unique internal structure ensures each topic is covered comprehensively and consistently
  • Real life case studies help readers get a real understanding of how the material is applied in practice
  • Questions invite readers to join in the process of `Making Connetions? between different elements of social work

Preface 
Acknowledgements 
Introduction
PART I: SOCIAL WORK AND THE PERSONALISATION AGENDA 
Introduction; M.Bamber 
The Emergence and Development of the Personalisation Agenda; J.Leece
Law on Personalisation; S.Braye & A.Brammer
Conceptualisation and Theory Building in Personalisation; S.Hunter & M.Titterton
Personalisation: What the Research Tells Us; G.MacIntyre
Personalisation in Practice; M.Bamber, J.Brooks, S.Cusack, J.Edwards, M.Gardner, K.Gridley, L.Howard, N.Marshall, L.Salmon & J.Wood
PART II: SOCIAL WORK AND MENTAL HEALTH
Introduction; M.Webber
Social Policy and Mental Health Social Work; M.Webber & J.Nathan
Mental Health Law and Social Work; N.Gould & D.Martin
Theory in Mental Health Social Work; J.Tew
What Research Findings Tell Social Workers about their Work in Mental Health; S.Evans & P.Huxley
Social Work Practice in Mental Health; C.Leah
PART III: SOCIAL WORK AND SUBSTANCE USE 
Introduction; M.McCann
Social Policy and Substance Use; S.Galvani & A.Thurnham
The Legal Foundations of Social Work in the Field of Drug and Alcohol Abuse; M.Preston-Shoot
A Theoretical Perspective on Social Work and Substance Use; D.Forrester & A.Hutchinson
Social Work Research and Substance Misuse; D.Forrester, G.Glynn & M.McCann
Working with People who Use Substances; S.Galvani & S.Wadd
PART IV: SOCIAL WORK AND OLD AGE 
Introduction; J.Parker
The Place that Social Policy Plays in Shaping the Social Context of Older People; T.Gilbert & L.Powell
The Legal Foundations and Requirements for Social Work with Older People; A.McDonald
Landscapes and Portraits: Using Multiple Lenses to Inform Social Work Theories of Old Age; J.Parker
What Research Tells Social Workers about Their Work with Older People; P.Clarkson
Social Work with Older People; R.Jones
Index
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Martin Davies is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, UK, where he was the founding Director of the Graduate Programme in Social Work. He is the author of seven books and more than a hundred scholarly papers. He is editor of The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work and The Blackwell Companion to Social Work, now in its third edition. His text, The Essential Social Worker, also in its third edition, was based on the UEA course on social work in society, which he taught for twenty years. His most recent authored text, Doing a Successful Research Project, has sold over 8,500 copies since publication in 2007.

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Martin Davies is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, UK, where he was the founding Director of the Graduate Programme in Social Work. He is the author of seven books and more than a hundred scholarly papers. He is editor of The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work and The Blackwell Companion to Social Work, now in its third edition. His text, The Essential Social Worker, also in its third edition, was based on the UEA course on social work in society, which he taught for twenty years. His most recent authored text, Doing a Successful Research Project, has sold over 8,500 copies since publication in 2007.

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