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Assessment in Social Work (5th Edition)

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Assessment is a core component of social work. Since first publication, Assessment in Social Work has provided students and practitioners with a clear overview of the complex issues they face and a map of the theory they...

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Assessment is a core component of social work. Since first publication, Assessment in Social Work has provided students and practitioners with a clear overview of the complex issues they face and a map of the theory they need to draw on in order to conduct thorough, effective and meaningful assessments.

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Provides students and practitioners with a clear overview of the complex issues they face and a map of the theory they need to draw on in order to conduct thorough, effective and meaningful assessments


Explores the complexity of the assessment task and the essential theory professionals need to conduct meaningful and effective assessments

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

Material linked to cover Professional Capabilities Framework, Standards of Proficiency as set out by HCPC, and latest policy developments

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

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







Updated and revised chapter on Signs of Safety/Strengths in light of recent research and guidance 

Coverage of recording and sharing information included throughout the text 

Added coverage of confidentiality and inter-agency working

Updated material in light of the Mental Capacity Act

More material on Cultural differences throughout

Updated legislation and professional guidance throughout    

Refreshed and updated examples thought-out the text

A more detailed outline of the different national perspectives within the UK

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

Assessment in Social Work is already a core text on our social work courses here in Trinity College Dublin. This four edition includes new chapters on systems theory and spirituality adding extra depth to an already rich text. I cannot recommend it highly enough as an essential resource for social work students and new graduates.' - Trish Walsh, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. 'This superb 4th edition ranks among the few 'must have' books for students, academics and practitioners. Its thoughtful and imaginative approach to complex issues is outstanding.' - Bernard Moss, Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality Staffordshire University, UK 'I am delighted to see a fourth edition of one of my favourite social work textbooks.' - Sally Holland, Director, CASCADE Children's Social care Research and Development Centre, Cardiff University, 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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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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