Skills for Social Work Practice

Author(s): Andy Mantell

Non Fiction

Social work skills are essential to good practice and more important than ever following changes to the social work curriculum. Students must be able to demonstrate knowledge of core skills within policy, law as well as demonstrating empathy and good communication. This fully-revised student guide will help to cement these skills and includes chapters on intervention, empowerment and advocacy, skills for collaborative working, self-presentation and much more. This book will equip social work students with the skills to meet the new and perennial challenges to achieving empowering practice with carers and people who use services.


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Dr Andy Mantell joined the University of Chichester as a senior lecturer in 2005. He qualified in social work in 1991 at the University of Edinburgh. Since qualifying he has developed experience in child protection, and as a disability, mental health and hospital social worker. He has worked in both the state and independent sector. His research interests include: safeguarding adults, disability, mental health and carers.

PART ONE: MANAGING SELF Reflective Practice - Terry Scragg Self Presentation - Gill Constable Written Presentation of Self - Gill Constable Skills for self-management - Barbara Hall PART TWO: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS Creating Empowering Partnerships - Colin Goble Skills for Engagement - Andy Mantell Communication Skills - Marie Price and Debbie Smallbones PART THREE: WORKING WITH OTHERS Skills for Collaborative Working - Janet McCray Skills for Group Work - Jo Strang Negotiation Skills - Chris Smethurst and Rebecca Long (NCA*) PART FOUR: MAKING SENSE OF A COMPLEX WORLD Applying Legislation and Policy - Sue Bull Assessing Need - David Gaylard and Kate Palmer Assessing Risk - Chris Smethurst and Viv Kilner Decision Making - Paul Tavender and Grahame Tooth (NCA*) Conclusion - Andy Mantell

General Fields

  • : 9781446267332
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : Learning Matters Ltd
  • : August 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andy Mantell
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 361.32
  • : 240