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.
This bestselling book is designed to help counselling trainees acquire and develop the skills and techniques needed to have therapeutic impact with their clients. It also provides those in the helping professions with an easy-to-follow model of 'embedded counselling' that provides tools and strategies for offering counselling relationships within a diversity of work settings. The new edition is thoroughly revised and features nine new chapters, addressing such topics as: an A-Z of practical counselling skills, dealing with difficult relationships, issues caused by cultural diversity or life transitions, and issues in loss... More info
This book contains easy-to-read factsheets on over 40 different mental health issues (including emotional and behavioural problems) Each factsheet explains the problem, causes and effects, practical tips to deal with it, the treatments available, available evidence and sources of further help. New for this edition: includes the best available evidence and many case studies, plus a new section on surviving adolescence. Simply written to be accessible to the general public and illustrated with many cartoons. A4 format enables easy photocopying of factsheets for use as patient handouts. This book is aimed at teachers,... More info
Much research has been done into the benefits of touch for children. Touch can relax a child’s mind and body, increase their attentiveness and boost the immune system, among many other benefits. Calm Kids—Massage Stories For Children has been developed with a child’s language in mind. Storytelling is a wonderful method of communicating with children during massage. The 50 easy to use massage stories in this book offer children the opportunity for individual attention which can enhance a child’s awareness of being loved, respected and safe which in turn boosts self-esteem. It... More info