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Practising social work : meeting the professional challenge

Author: Neil Thompson
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a practical but theoretically informed foundation for meeting the challenges of social work practice. Thompson offers a truly contemporary way of conceptualising social work, providing readers with a taste of what social work is really like.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Thompson
ISBN: 9780230201927 023020192X
OCLC Number: 263146808
Description: xx, 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Needs, unmet needs and problems --
The social context of personal problems --
Promoting and preventing change : developing vs. sustaining --
Perspectives on problems : working in partnership --
Reflective practice : developing critical analysis skills --
Social work as education --
Thinking and feeling : emotional intelligence --
Narratives and meaning making --
Managing self --
Managing processes, tasks and outcomes --
Managing risk and resources --
Managing expectations --
Traditional professionalism --
The legacy of anti-professionalism --
Developing empowering professionalism --
Professionalism in practice.
Responsibility: Neil Thompson.
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