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Relationship-Based Social Work: Getting to the Heart of Practice Kindle Edition

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Relationship Based Social Work re-affirms the importance of the working relationship between social worker and service user within a contemporary perspective. This is a timely and thought provoking work which provides a well argued counterpoint to the increasing dominance of managerial and outcomes-based approaches to social work practice. As such it will be of great value to students and practitioners alike. --Martin Gill, Lecturer in Social Work, University of East Anglia, UK

With the wide range of facets and issues covered and the numerous different facets of the problems and possibilities of professional relationship-based work addressed, the book offers a comprehensive model for the practice of professional relationship-based interventions in social work. --European Journal of Social Work

Relationship-Based Social Work is quite refreshing and unlike many of the theory and practice books I have read recently... This is very easy to read with minimal jargon and is a definite change of pace to more theoretical books... Is this a useful text I will keep beyond my academic career? Definitely yes! --Rostrum

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I particularly liked those (chapters) which had an emphasis on working with strong feelings ranging from anger and aggression, through depression and despair, to love and positive feelings in general... The conclusion draws together the themes, including the important point that social work involves much more than a narrow concern with the current pre-occupation with technical competence; rather there must also be an interest in ability to work with human relationships. Throughout there are useful illustrative case studies... I particularly enjoyed the chapter by Ruch on the contemporary context of practice, including the section on "marketisation, managerialism and the commodification and bureaucratisation fo the individual"... She rightly refers to the colonisation of professional practice by bureaucracy and managerialism but, like many others, manages to retain a sense of hope... In short, I certainly recommend this book especially for those on undergraduate and postgraduate social work courses, as well as experienced social workers and allied professionals. Politicians and managers should also digest the arguments even though it is unlikely to be a welcome read for them. (Youth & Policy)

Relationship-Based Social Work is quite refreshing and unlike many of the theory and practice books I have read recently... This is very easy to read with minimal jargon and is a definite change of pace to more theoretical books... Is this a useful text I will keep beyond my academic career? Definitely yes! (Rostrum)

Relationship Based Social Work re-affirms the importance of the working relationship between social worker and service user within a contemporary perspective. This is a timely and thought provoking work which provides a well argued counterpoint to the increasing dominance of managerial and outcomes-based approaches to social work practice. As such it will be of great value to students and practitioners alike. (Martin Gill, Lecturer in Social Work, University of East Anglia, UK)

With the wide range of facets and issues covered and the numerous different facets of the problems and possibilities of professional relationship-based work addressed, the book offers a comprehensive model for the practice of professional relationship-based interventions in social work. (European Journal of Social Work)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 893 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (15 Jun. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BW8QQFW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #257,502 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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