Paperback: £19.99 / $32.95
2010, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-003-6, BIC 2: JKSN JKS
Relationship-based practice is founded on the idea that human relationships are of paramount importance and should be at the heart of all good social work practice.
This book provides a thorough guide to relationship-based practice in social work, communicating the theory using illustrative case studies and offering a model for practice. Case examples cover the different service user groups including children, families, older people, refugees, people with disabilities and people with mental health difficulties. The book explores the ranges of emotions that practitioners may encounter, and covers working in both short-term and long-term relationships. It also outlines key skills for the individual such as how to establish rapport with the client and using empathy to build a relationship, and explores systemic issues such as incorporating service user perspectives and building appropriate support systems for practice, management and leadership.
This book will be an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and post-graduate social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work and allied professionals.
15 March 2011
Today is World Social Work Day and a perfect opportunity for us to join you in celebrating the important and challenging work that social workers do every day to make a difference! This annual event, organised by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), focuses on social work contributions to society and is part of...
20 July 2010
Children & Young People Now have featured a great article from JKP author, Dr Gillian Ruch, in which she argues that a focus on improving relationship-based practice would significantly reduce problems with staff recruitment and retention in social work, and greatly benefit service users. Click here to read the article. Dr Ruch is Senior Lecturer and Head...
30 June 2010
'Placing the relationship at the heart of practice means recognising that, as we suggest in the Introduction, ''despite all the continuing upheavals in policy and procedure, social work [will] always begin and end with a human encounter between two or more people'' and that this encounter, or relationship as it develops, is the medium through which the social work task can be carried out. Social work is never a neutral activity but can, at its best, offer a vulnerable or distressed person the experience of being valued, supported and understood - perhaps for the first time.'
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