Counselling Skills for Social Work

ISBN-10: 0857028596
ISBN-13: 9780857028594
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Lisa Miller
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880

Praise for the first edition: 'The content of the book is excellent.... The strength lies in its detailed application of ideas to practice. The use of the case material to illustrate application is excellent and works well.' - Helen Cosis-Brown, University of Middlesex This new edition of Counselling Skills for Social Work argues that good counselling skills are at the heart of effective social work practice. Building on the success of the first edition, this core textbook brings a range of therapeutic models, with their theoretical underpinnings and skills, directly into a social work context. By looking at how the underlying theory can be applied to professional practice, chapters identify the key skills which can be employed for the most effective social work intervention. Key features of the book include: - a practical skills-based approach; - a focus on service-user experiences and arange of case-studies drawn from a variety of 'real-life' settings; - a new chapter dedicated to counselling young people; - chapter content is linked to the most recent NOS and GSCC guidelines structuring training and practice; - end-of-chapter Reflective Questions and Tips for Practice summarising the key theoretical concepts and their applications. Written in a lively and engaging style this updated new edition will be an invaluable text for undergraduate students in social work. It will also be useful for qualified practitioners to enhance understanding of communication and the process of change through the medium of counselling skills.

Lisa Miller is a Children's Worker in a Family Placement Team working for North Ayrshire Council.

About the Author
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Multicultural Frameworks for Using Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice
A Person-centred Approach to Using Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice
The Application of Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory in Social Work Practice
Using Counselling Skills with Children and Young People
Drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Social Work Practice
Using Narrative Therapy in Social Work Practice
Using Solution-focused Therapy in Social Work Practice
Using Systemic and Family Interventions in Social Work Practice
Using Group Work Skills Therapeutically
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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