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Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice

Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice

Social Policy

April 2012 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Social workers and other professionals working in the area of mental health often face complex and difficult practice dilemmas shaped by increasingly demanding policy and legal contexts across the U.K. Jim Campbell and Gavin Davidson focus on the post-qualifying role played by mental health social workers in this book. The authors draw on theoretical and research perspectives on the subject, before outlining how professionals can achieve best practice.  

Introduction: Mental Health Social Work in the UK - Locating Policy, Practice and Post-Qualifying Education
Policy and Agency Contexts
The Legal Context
Models of Mental Health and Illness
Addressing Discrimination
Listening to Service-Users' Needs
Listening to Carers' Needs
Working with Individuals
Working with Families
Working with Communities
Multi-Disciplinary Working
The Role of the Approved Mental Health Professional
Conclusion: Looking to the Future

Especially useful for those planning to go into adult mental health work post qualifying

Mr Nigel Lempriere
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University
July 6, 2015

Accessible and thought provoking; successfully brings together academic rigour and professional practice.

Ms Gill Whadcoat
Social Work and Psychology, UEA
December 4, 2015

The book covers a range of areas including models of mental disorder, work with individuals, carers and communities. Written in 2012 and refers to the National Occupational Standards at the beginning of each chapter. Although aimed at post qualified practitioners the book could also be useful to those studying at undergraduate level.

Mr Jeremy Dixon
Dept of Social and Policy Sciences, Bath University
November 3, 2015

Recommended text for our social work degree students

Dr Vincent Icheku
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
December 3, 2013

An invaluable book for those post-qualified social workers and other mental health professionals.

Miss Martina Kirlew
Health and Social Care, University of Bolton
October 28, 2013

This book provides an interesting insight into the development of mental health services.

It provides an underpinning knowledge to enable the reader to understand the formation of past and present mental health services.

Mrs Surj Sall-Dullat
Mental Health Law & Policy Team, Staffordshire County Council
October 1, 2013

Seems a little bit to UK oriented, will see how it works by using it for the written papers

Ms Hrefna Ólafsdóttir
Félagsráðgjafadeild, University of Iceland
May 14, 2013

A very useful text that students undertaking post qualifying mental health study or CPD will find helpful. There is a strong emphasis on recovery and a social perspective and the valuable contribution of social work to work in mental health.

Ms Kate Karban
Division of Social Work, Bradford University
April 22, 2013

This is a good basic text that sets out the requirements for post-qualifying practice in mental health. It is particulalry useful for students who have not undertaken any formal study for some time and need to get to grips with reflective practice and critical thinkinging in practice. Because my programme is interprofessional and has a small number of community mental health nurses as well as social workers but all need to practice from a strong social perspective, it is a useful text for the nurses to enable them to become familiar with the knowledge, skills and values that underpin the social perspective in practice.

Mrs Mary Macdonald
Dept of Health,Wellbeing & the family, Canterbury Christ Church University
May 24, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1