Assessment in Social Work
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|Format:||Paperback, 288 pages, 3rd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||12 figures, 4 black & white tables|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 27 May 2009|
Assessment is a crucial social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This 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. At the heart of this authoritative book is a set of theoretical maps to guide social workers' thinking and decision-making when undertaking assessment. Highlights of this third edition are: a- insights into the kind of high-quality collaborative assessment that is most likely to lead to effective interventions a- chapters discussing the specific challenges of assessment in children's and adult services a- careful analysis of the latest legislation and government guidance a- engaging features such as case studies, questions to challenge your perceptions, and thinking points to make you consider your own experience in the workplace. This fully revised edition of a tried-and-tested text gives social work students and practitioners alike a coherent and reliable guide to best practice.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Assessment in the 21st Century Effective Assessment Processes Selecting a Map A Map of the Ocean: Psychodynamic Approaches An Ordnance Map : Behavioural Approaches A Handy Tourist Map: The Task Centred Approach A Navigator's Map: The Solution Focused Approach A Forecast Map: Narrative Approaches Assessment in Children's Services Assessment in Adult Services. Conclusion Appendix I: National Occupational Standards References Author Index Subject Index
About the Author
JUDITH MILNER is a solution focused practitioner, trainer, consultant and writer. Previously a lecturer in social work, she now acts as an independent expert, therapist and consultant in child protection, domestic violence and sex offender cases. PATRICK O'BYRNE is a solution focused practitioner, trainer, consultant and writer. He was previously a university lecturer in social work, experienced also in family mediation and in work with domestic violence. JUDITH MILNER and PATRICK O'BYRNE were both Senior Lecturers in Social Work at the University of Huddersfield, UK.
'An essential text for social workers, students, practice assessors and those engaged in the post-qualification process.' - Community Care 'This is a book to recommend to all social work students (at undergraduate, Master's and Post Qualifying levels) and their practice teachers. It would inform and enrich a programme of supervision, but would also enhance a more experienced practitioner's reflection and practice.' - Bernard R. Moss, Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality, Staffordshire University 'The strength of the theory chapters are what make this book unique in the assessment in social wok literature and an important read for students... this is a welcome new edition of this text and I will continue to recommend it as essential reading for students and practitioners.' Sally Holland, Sneior Lecturer, Cardiff University, UK 'This book gives power to the elbow for students and practitioners who want to do more...this is a welcome new edition of this text...recommend[ed]...as essential reading...' British Journal of Social Work
|Publisher: ||Palgrave Macmillan|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.44 kg)|