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Since launching in 2003, Transforming Social Work Practice has become the market-leading series for social work students. These books use activities and case studies to build critical thinking and reflection skills and will help social work students to develop good practice through learning. Social workers need to have a sound working knowledge of intervention as they are often balancing complex and sometime stressful circumstances with the individual needs of the service users. Also, as there are a wide range of social work interventions in current practice, students will benefit from knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each model and approach. This book on effective social work intervention will help students apply and integrate this knowledge in practice, to critically evaluate different methods and to choose the most effective in any particular set of circumstances. Fully-revised to include new material on value-based practice and direct links to the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work, this second edition is essential reading for all social work students.
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About the Editor and ContributorsAcknowledgementsPreface to the Second EditionIntroductionPsychosocial approaches - Trevor LindsayPerson-centred approaches - Trevor LindsayCrisis intervention - Emma McGinnisAdvocacy - Aisling Monds-WatsonTask-centred work - Mary McColganCognitive Behavioural Approaches - Trevor LindsayGroupwork - Trevor LindsayMotivational interviewing - James MarshallFamily therapy and systemic approaches - Cathy JayatBrief solution-focused therapy - Irene LindsayLife story work and life review - Anne CampbellMediation approaches - Huw GriffithsBringing it all together-Integrative and eclectic models - Trevor Lindsay Appendix 1: Professional Capabilities FrameworkAppendix 2: Subject Benchmark for Social WorkReferencesIndex

About the Author

Trevor Lindsay draws on twenty years experience as a practitioner, manager and trainer in the probation service. Since 1995 he has been a lecturer at the University of Ulster, where he has taught a range of social work subjects at both qualifying and post-qualifying levels. He has published research articles on hate crime, groupwork, criminal justice and student learning and is co-author of Groupwork Practice in Social Work in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. Trevor recently retired from teaching but continues to write.

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