Practising Social Work by Neil Thompson
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Practising Social Work
By Neil Thompson

Practising Social Work

Meeting the Professional Challenge

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Practising Social Work by Neil Thompson

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Social work is a complex and demanding area of professional practice, requiring practitioners to be flexible and reflective, as well as confident and clear. Based on his extensive experience of training, education and consultancy, Neil Thompson provides a fresh and contemporary introduction that is sharply focused on the essential aspects of modern-day social work. The book addresses a wide range of issues and strategies for practice in an inviting and accessible style. Highly structured and easy to navigate, its four parts address in turn the role of the social worker as problem solver, thinker, manager and professional. The material successfully blends theory and practice and is particularly enriched by: a- clear and digestible explanations a- regular real-life examples to illustrate key points a- cameos of social workers' own experiences a- a range of reflective questions and activities to aid learning and application a- detailed suggestions for further reading. Social workers at all levels of training and development will find this book a strong foundation for rising to the professional challenges of their chosen career. It will stand new students in good stead for facing the many complexities involved in practice. It will also prove an important refresher and source of reference for qualified professionals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230201927
ISBN-10: 023020192X
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 189mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Neil Thompson

Social Problems and Social Justice by Neil Thompson Social Problems and Social Justice, Paperback (March 2017)

This book discusses the nature and significance of social problems, and considers the relationship between social problems and social justice. It provides an overview of some of the key problems currently facing society, and clearly and systematically demonstrates how these problems perpetuate social injustice, inequality and discrimination.

Anti-Discriminatory Practice by Neil Thompson Anti-Discriminatory Practice, Paperback (May 2016)

The diversity of contemporary society is ever-increasing, and being anti-discriminatory is a fundamental element of social work. Bestselling author Neil Thompson's classic text is now going into its 6th edition, and remains a trusted introduction to the challenges of promoting social justice and equality.

Social Work Companion by Neil Thompson Social Work Companion, Paperback (December 2015)

The Social Work Companion lets students know what to expect from their course and will be there every step of the way as an essential reference tool. Offering wide-ranging yet accessible coverage of the core topics, along with important advice on study skills, this book is the essential survival guide for social work students.

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Author Biography - Neil Thompson

NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 32 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He is the editor-in-chief of two online communities (Well-being Zone: and Social Work Focus: His personal website is at

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