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Practising Social Work in a Complex World
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16 Apr 2009
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Become a confident and effective practitioner with Practising Social Work in a Complex World. It provides the clearest and most authoritative introduction available to working in situations characterised not only by risk and change but also by high pressure to deliver successful outcomes.

The book is uniquely geared to the needs of students in the final stages of their qualifying course, professionals returning to study, or those simply wishing to deepen their professional understanding. It is distinguished by:
- Its coherent and thoughtful coverage of practice situations involving complexity, tension and uncertainty
- Its focus on how social work can contribute by integrating the perspectives of service users, carers, other professionals and the wider agency context
- Its discussion of a range of management skills, which are presented as versatile tools for all practitioners
- Its extended exploration of social work research, as an important but widely debated professional resource.

This is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. It was formerly published as Social Work Futures. The companion books are Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates (third edition) and Critical Practice in Social Work (second edition). Each book can be used alone or in combination with the other two as a uniquely flexible and comprehensive programme of study.


Description


Become a confident and effective practitioner with Practising Social Work in a Complex World. It provides the clearest and most authoritative introduction available to working in situations characterised not only by risk and change but also by high pressure to deliver successful outcomes.

The book is uniquely geared to the needs of students in the final stages of their qualifying course, professionals returning to study, or those simply wishing to deepen their professional understanding. It is distinguished by:
- Its coherent and thoughtful coverage of practice situations involving complexity, tension and uncertainty
- Its focus on how social work can contribute by integrating the perspectives of service users, carers, other professionals and the wider agency context
- Its discussion of a range of management skills, which are presented as versatile tools for all practitioners
- Its extended exploration of social work research, as an important but widely debated professional resource.

This is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. It was formerly published as Social Work Futures. The companion books are Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates (third edition) and Critical Practice in Social Work (second edition). Each book can be used alone or in combination with the other two as a uniquely flexible and comprehensive programme of study.


Contents

Introduction
What Do We Mean by Integrative Social Work?

PART 1: UNCERTAINTY AND COMPLEXITY IN PRACTICE
What do we mean by Integrative Social Work? (TBC)
Encountering Complexity and Uncertainty
Persistent Oppressions: The Example of Domestic Violence
Risk and Protection: Working With Children and Families
Troubled and in Trouble: Young People, Truancy and Offending
Sexuality
Frailty and Dignity in Old Age
Risk, Rights and Anti-discrimination Work in Mental Health
Social Work with Asylum-seekers
Legal and Illicit Drug Use

PART 2: MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE
Management and Managerialism
Managing the Workload
Partnership Working
Strategic Leadership and Planning
Supervision and Being Supervised
Managing Risk and Decision-making
Managing Finances
Quality Assurance
Change and Continuity in Social Work

PART 3: RESEARCHING SOCIAL WORK
Research Methods for Ethical Practice
Getting Started With a Piece of Research/Evaluation in Social Work
Doing Literature Searches and Reviews
Experiencing Research as a Practitioner
Evaluating Practice
Emancipatory Social Work Research
Developing Social Work Research
Concluding Comment


Authors


ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside, UK.

LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Head of Social and Community and Youth Work at the University of Durham, UK.

MALCOLM PAYNE is Adviser (Policy and Development) at St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK.

There are also a number of prestigious contributors to this book, bringing experience of teaching and practice from a variety of backgrounds
 


Contributors

Robert Adams, University of Teesside, UK

Di Bailey, University of Durham, UK

Norma Baldwin, University of Dundee, UK

Sarah Banks, Durham University, UK

Di Barnes, Durham University, UK

Greta Bradley, York University, UK

Lorna Bell, freelance Trainer and Consultant

Suzy Braye, University of Sussex, UK

Linda Briskman, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Hilary Brown, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Beverley Burke, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Cecilia L.W. Chan, The University of Hong Kong

Corinne May-Chahal, Lancaster University, UK

Helen Charnley, Durham University, UK

Katy Cigno, recently at University of Reading and Queen’s University, Belfast, as well as regular guest lecturer for several universities in the UK and Italy

Chris Clark, University of Edinburgh, UK

Helen Cosis Brown, Middlesex University, UK

Viviene Cree, University of Edinburgh, UK

Caroline Currer, Anglican priest, UK

Jane Dalrymple, University of West England, UK

John Devaney, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Mark Doel, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Lena Dominelli, University of Durham and Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences, UK

Nick Frost, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Helen Gorman, University of Leicester, UK

Angela Grier, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Kevin Haines, Swansea University, UK, and Reseau International de Criminologie Juvenile

Pat Hanley, Chief Executive Officer,Families in Care, and Durham University, UK

Philomena Harrison, University of Salford, UK

Debra Hayes, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Stephen Hicks, University of Salford, UK

Margaret Holloway (formerly Lloyd),University of Hull, UK

Nigel Horner, University of Lincoln, UK

David Howe, University of East Anglia, UK

Beth Humphries, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Glenys Jones, Adviser, University of Teesside - Tees Valley Alliance, UK

Bill Jordan, Plymouth and Huddersfield Universities, UK

Carol Lewis, Bournemouth University, UK

Joyce Lishman, Robert Gordon University, UK

Mark Lymbery, University of Nottingham, UK

Siu-man Ng, The University of Hong Kong

Jill Manthorpe, King’s College London, and National Institute for Health Research, UK

Marjorie Mayo, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Hugh Mclaughlin, Salford Centre for Social Work Research, UK

Fiona Measham, Lancaster University, UK

Andy Millward, formerly, Head of Business for Older People, Nottingham City Council’s Adult Services, UK

Gabriela Misca, Keele University, UK

Kate Morris, University of Birmingham, UK

Audrey Mullender, Ruskin College, Oxford, University of Warwick, and Academy of Social Sciences, UK

Joan Orme, University of Glasgow, UK

Terence O’Sullivan, University of Lincoln, UK

Nigel Parton, University of Huddersfield, UK

Ian Paylor, Lancaster University, and ASSURE (Applied Social Science Unit for Research and Evaluation), UK

Malcolm Payne, St Christopher’s Hospice, London, and Kingston University/St George’s University of London, UK

Bob Pease, Deakin University in Australia, Australia

Stella Perrott, Writer

John Pinkerton, Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Julia Phillipson, Independent Social Care Consultant, UK

Jackie Powell, University of Southampton, UK

Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire, and Chair of the Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee, UK

Mo Ray, Keele University, UK

Lena Robinson, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Grace Roddam, Sunderland Children Services, UK

Alastair Roy, International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Bob Sapey, Lancaster University, UK

Liz Sayce, Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR), UK

Stephen Shardlow, University of Salford, UK, and Visiting Chair Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Tim Stainton, University of British Columbia, Canada

June Tilling, University of Southampton, UK

Terry Thomas, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Alan Walker, University of Sheffield, UK

Carol Walker, University of Lincoln, UK

Linda Walker, University of Dundee, UK

Susan Wallace, Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland, University of Edinburgh, UK

Dave Ward, De Montfort University, UK

Jane Wistow, Social Worker, UK

Frances Young, University of Central Lancashire, UK