This book offers a clear and coherent guide to working with families for practitioners and students in social work, health, counselling and related professions. It brings together recent thinking on the historical and contemporary constructions of the family in such a way as to provide a helpful framework for practitioners working in a variety of settings in the field. It offers up-to-date information on political, legislative and theoretical frameworks, and it reviews and illustrates a wide range of approaches and practice skills for working with families with different problems in different contexts.
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Author Biography - Margaret Bell
Dr MARGARET BELL is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of York. Prior to working at the University of York, she worked as a Senior Social Worker at a number of general and psychiatric hospitals. From 1984 to 1992, she also worked as a guardian ad litem. She has provided consultancy and training to local authorities and to agencies and organisations in the private and voluntary sector, including legal and court forums. KATE WILSON is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of York and Programme Director for the MA/Diploma in Non-Directive Play Therapy. Previously, she worked at the University of Hull and with Humberside Social Services as a social worker and Acting Neighbourhood Team Manager. She has also worked in probation. Notable amongst her book publications is The Child Protection Handbook, co-edited with A. James.