This text demonstrates the challenges that can be faced when working with aggression and resistance. It applies theory to practical application in a way that students can understand the complexities of different cases and how intervention strategies can minimize the reluctant behaviour some social workers are presented with.
A real insight into behaviours that can be caused by substance misuse and how to deal with them. A book for not only social work learners, but also those working in nursing or support in substance misuse. Highly recommended as a constant reference tool .
This book gives clarity on the barriers to Aggression and Resistance when working in the field of Social Work. It highlights important factors that link theory to practical application and how that impacts on the service users.
This book is a very usuful approach for social workers and students relatively the aggression and resistance not only because it constitutes a clear and actual framework on theories in this matters but also it presents significant guidelines to practice with users.
We have recommended this as essential reading for the level 6 students as they prepare to undertake their final practice placement.
This text offers both theory and practical advice in a number of social work settings.
Not an easy text to grapple with, although there is a lack of other texts written on this important aspect of social work practice. Students struggled with its use and feedback was that its content and language was difficult to understand.
The Book has been used for students undertaking AMHP training.
Comprehensive overview of crucial skills for good practice.
This has been a useful addition to course books for our skills in social work module. Some students struggle with the idea of working with agression and this book gives clear understanding as to why service users may present with aggression, and helpful ideas for practice.
The inclusion of research summaries and case studies is excellent.
I look forward to new books where links to professional capabilities are made, rather than NOS in light of the current changes.
A clearly presented book giving students a clear insight into the varying situations where resistance to engage can prevent effective working.
An excellent addition to the materials for our first year communication and interpersonal skills module
Students often worry about dealing with aggression but forget that resistance is often far more complex and something which often needs to be overcome. I particuarly liked the clear advice and guidance this book provides and it will certainly be a book I will recommend students return to once they qualify.
With much emphasis placed on communication and relationship building skills in the context of engagement and assessment on social work courses, this text provides a useful and practical addition to the literature. Positive to see the inclusion of working with ambivalence (particularly in the context of adult protection), in addition to conflict management.