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What Social Workers Need to Know
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Acknowledgements List of Figures Chapter 1: Introduction - What Social Workers Need to know (Marion Bower and Robin Solomon) Chapter 2: Context - Navigating Contested Professional Identities in Difficult Times (James Blewett) Part I: Practice Near Research Chapter 3: Difficult Conversations on the Front Long - Observations of Home Visits to Talk About Neglect (Fiona Henderson) Chapter 4: Written on the Body (Charlotte Noyes) Chapter 5: Reflective Supervision for Child Protection Practice - Researching Beneath the Surface (Anna Harvey and Fiona Henderson) Chapter 6: Identifying `Blind Spots' When Moving Children from Foster Care into Adoption (Lynne Cudmore and Sophie Bowell) Part II: The Value of Theory for Practice Chapter 7: The Use of Self in Social Work Practice (Andrew Cooper) Chapter 8: Crisis, What Crisis - and Whose Crisis Is It Anyway? A Psychoanalytically Informed Account of How to Keep Thinking in the Face of the Day to Day Work of Managing Rising Anxiety (Gill Rusbridger) Chapter 9: Exploring Racist States of Mind (Narendra Keval) Chapter 10: No Shit! - A Psycho-Educational Group for Foster Carers (Robin Solomon) Chapter 11: Cruel Protectors - Understanding Sexual Exploitation (Marion Bower and Robin Solomon) Chapter 12: Getting the Balance Right - Helping Young People with Learning Disability Achieve Independence (Susan Chantrell) Chapter 13: Working with Traumatised Refugees (Joanne Stubley) Part III: Teaching Chapter 14: Observation as a Way of Learning (Marion Bower) Chapter 15: Psychanalysis and the Psychotherapies - Institutional Cleansing (Narendra Keval) Useful Texts Index

About the Author

Marion Bower is a freelance social worker and adult psychotherapist. She has worked in child and family mental health services for 34 years including 14 years at the Tavistock Clinic. She co-edited The Emotional Needs of Young Children and Their Families and edited Psychoanalytic Theory for Social Work Practice, both published by Routledge, and Addictive States of Mind. Robin Solomon worked as a consultant social worker at the Tavistock Clinic where she held senior roles in both clinical work and teaching. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Acadamy and is a trustee of the Centre for Social Work Practice. Robin is currently working as an independent consultant and visiting lecturer.

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