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Assessment in Social Work
Assessment is a crucial social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This core text book gives you structured, practical guidance on how to approach this vital professional skill. In a clear and accessible style, the authors provide both the theory behind assessment as well as helpful practice examples.
Whether on a qualifying course or returning to study, this fully revised edition of a tried-and-tested text gives social work students and practitioners a coherent and reliable guide to best practice. At the heart of this authoritative book is a set of theoretical maps to guide social workers' thinking and decision-making when undertaking assessment.
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'Assessment in Social Work is already a core text on our social work courses here in Trinity College Dublin. This four edition includes new chapters on systems theory and spirituality adding extra depth to an already rich text. I cannot recommend it highly enough as an essential resource for social work students and new graduates.' - Trish Walsh, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. 'This superb 4th edition ranks among the few 'must have' books for students, academics and practitioners. Its thoughtful and imaginative approach to complex issues is outstanding.' - Bernard Moss, Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality Staffordshire University, UK 'I am delighted to see a fourth edition of one of my favourite social work textbooks.' - Sally Holland, Director, CASCADE Children's Social care Research and Development Centre, Cardiff University, UK