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Psychology for Social Work Theory and Practice (4th Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 272
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Practical Social Work Series

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21 May 2014

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28 December 2015

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This new edition from a trusted author team bridges the gap between psychological theory and social work practice. Revisited and re-structured to reflect the changing social work context, it provides an authoritative...

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This new edition from a trusted author team bridges the gap between psychological theory and social work practice. Revisited and re-structured to reflect the changing social work context, it provides an authoritative introduction to the key ideas, skills and research from psychology and highlights their role within effective social work practice.Whether you are a student or a practitioner of social work, this book is a vital and practical resource that will enhance your knowledge, skills and practice.

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Draws on key theories for understanding communication, emotions, behaviours and human growth and development.
Demonstrates how this understanding of human [psychology can be applied to professional practice across a number of settings
Packed with engaging examples, exercises and practice boxes that not only aid learning but are also directly relevant to social workers' ongoing experiences and daily challenges.

Includes content which is of relevance across a number of social work modules
Contains new chapters on reflection and the psychological context of social work organisations
A range of new pedagogical features that support the practical application of the book

1. Why Study Psychology?
PART I: THEORY FOR PRACTICE
2. Understanding and Applying Psychological Theories
3. Life Span Development
4. Psychological Perspectives on Social Work Settings
PART II: SKILLS FOR PRACTICE
5. Working with Strengths
6. Communication Skills
7. Groupwork as Social Work Practice
PART III: THEORY IN PRACTICE
8. Reflections in Practice
9. Leadership in Social Work Organisations

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Paula Nicolson is Professor of Critical Social and Health Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Her most recent books are Postnatal Depression (Wiley 2001) and Gender, Power and Organisation (Routledge, 1996).

Rowan Bayne is Emeritus Professor at the University of East London, UK. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of ten other books and his particular areas of research interest include psychological type and counselling.

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Paula Nicolson is Professor of Critical Social and Health Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Her most recent books are Postnatal Depression (Wiley 2001) and Gender, Power and Organisation (Routledge, 1996).

Rowan Bayne is Emeritus Professor at the University of East London, UK. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of ten other books and his particular areas of research interest include psychological type and counselling.

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