It is vital that social work managers and leaders are able to deliver and manage effective supervision to their teams. Recent social work reports such as the Munro Review into Child Protection (2011) identified poor supervision as a barrier to good and effective social work practice and highlighted the need for quality supervision to become embedded within departments. This book demonstrates how both managers and their staff can engage with supervision with a view to successful outcomes. There are detailed sections on audit tasks and reflection questions to enable readers to increase awareness of their role as well as develop action plans for improvement in their practice.
In this engaging guide, Matthew Selekman presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children & their families overcome a wide range of emotional & behavioural challenges. Vivid case material illustrates how to engage clients rapidly & implement interventions that elicit their strengths. Integrating concepts & tools from a variety of therapeutic traditions, Selekman describes creative applications of interviewing, family art & play, postmodern & narrative techniques, and positive psychology. He highlights ways to promote spontaneity, fun, & new possibilities-especially with clients who feel stuck in longstanding difficulties & entrenched patterns of interaction. The book... More info
Based in part on original research with over 50 practitioners, this absorbing book provides a practice model for solution-focused helping, developed from real-life experiences across a number of settings. The book begins by reviewing the original De Shazer and Berg practice model, establishing a case for change and then introduces a new concept for the solution-focused helper. Case examples are used to demonstrate the application of this new model in five different practice settings: Healthcare Learning disability Services for older people and end-of-life care Community development... More info
Kick start yourself into action and achieve balance and resilience in your life. In today's busy fast-changing world many people feel they have lost their way and struggle with the aspects of everyday life. In this quick 'go to' self-help guide psychologist Jacky Dakin packages up key concepts and actions for everyday coping. Jacky sees life as a moving carpet that we need to be able to stand steadily on despite the shifts and shakes in its rhythm. If we become more self-aware, flexible and open to new experiences as... More info