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Understanding Substance Use: Policy and Practice

by Elaine Arnull Critical Publishing (February 14, 2014)

The book will enable social work professionals to develop a critical understanding of substance use policy, theory and practice which they can use in practice.

Social Media in Social Work Education

by Joanne Westwood Critical Publishing (July 15, 2014)

An up-to-date guide to the effective use of social media in social work education

Starting Social Work: Reflections of a Newly Qualified Social Worker

by Rebecca Joy Novell Critical Publishing (November 15, 2013)

A Newly Qualified Social Worker's experience, reflections and gentle advice on the training process and early years of a Social Work career.

Well-being in the Early Years

by Caroline Bligh, Sue Chambers, Chelle Davison & Ian Lloyd et al. Critical Publishing (September 30, 2013)

An up to date multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to the well-being of young children that supports child development modules on a variety of university courses.

Anti-racism in Social Work practice

by Angie Bartoli, Sue Kennedy, Sukhwinder Singh & Bernadette Curran et al. Critical Publishing (April 15, 2013)

This book re-visits anti-racism within social work practice and education from a student focused and informed perspective based on lived experience and conversations, offering practical model and tools for students...

Personal Safety for Social Workers and Health Professionals

by Brian Atkins Critical Publishing (May 27, 2013)

Social workers and health professionals are often placed in situations where they are verbally or physically threatened by service users and others. This book will help them recognise potential risk in situations,...

What's Your Problem?: Making Sense of Social Problems and the Policy Process

by Stuart Connor Critical Publishing (September 02, 2013)

This book is an essential introduction and guide for a critical engagement with social problems. In short, What's your (social) problem and what are you going to do about it?

Non-directive Coaching: Attitudes, Approaches and Applications

by Bob Thomson Critical Publishing (April 05, 2013)

A key text for practitioners and those on postgraduate coaching courses. It considers how coaches working primarily non-directively can develop their practice by assimilating ideas from a range of approaches,...

Modern Mental Health: Critical Perspectives on Psychiatric Practice

by Steven Walker, Prof. Shula Ramon, Joanna Fox & Prof. R D Hinshelwood et al. Critical Publishing (April 23, 2013)

This book offers an alternative and thought-provoking perspective to the conventional and orthodox understanding of mental health and how to help those suffering with mental illness. It will appeal to social...

Innovations in Practice Learning

by Sue Taplin Critical Publishing (September 02, 2018)

As a social work practice educator and trainer, it is useful to seek advice from more experienced colleagues who could help you find ways to overcome difficulties you may encounter in supporting individual students....

Academic Writing and Referencing for your Social Work Degree

by Jane Bottomley, Steven Pryjmachuk & Patricia Cartney Critical Publishing (July 09, 2018)

If you are embarking on a university social work degree the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals. They provide support in...

Working with Family Carers

by Dr. Valerie Gant & Dr. Steve J Hothersall Critical Publishing (June 06, 2018)

Care-giving transcends race, gender and age and most people will be a care giver or receiver (often both) at some point in their lives. This book explores the extent of caregiving in the UK and discusses its...

Studying for your Social Work Degree

by Jane Bottomley, Patricia Cartney & Steven Pryjmachuk Critical Publishing (May 21, 2018)

If you are embarking on a university social work degree the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals. They provide support in...


by Shona Britten & Karen Whitby Critical Publishing (March 01, 2018)

Self-neglect covers a wide range of behaviours, from neglecting to care for one's personal hygiene and health to one's surroundings; this can include behaviours such as hoarding of objects and/or animals. As...

Critical Psychiatry

by Ian Cummins Critical Publishing (September 04, 2017)

Critical Psychiatry outlines the history of a group of thinkers that has come to be known as the anti-psychiatry movement. Though it has been called a movement, the individual thinkers’ and authors’ ideas...

The W Word The W Word

by Prospera Tedam & Awura Adjoa Critical Publishing (May 22, 2017)

Witchcraft accusations against children are occurring ever more frequently in the UK yet continue to be underestimated by social work professionals. This concise book provides a personal narrative of witchcraft...

Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice

by Phil Musson Critical Publishing (June 08, 2017)

Social work students and some practitioners often struggle to get their head around the application of theory and associated methods of intervention derived from the social sciences to social work practice....

The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014

by Pete Feldon Critical Publishing (May 15, 2017)

The Care Act 2014 is arguably the most significant piece of legislation for social workers who work with adults, since the NHS and Community Care Act 1990. The intention of this book is to present the information...

Critiquing Personality Disorder

by Julia Warrener Critical Publishing (April 24, 2017)

In order to work effectively with people with personality disorders it is important that Mental Health Social Workers (MHSWs) have a clear understanding of trauma and its impact on the person. It is also important...

Positive Social Work

by Julie Adams & Angie Sheard Critical Publishing (March 06, 2017)

Leaving university and entering the world of social work can be quite a daunting experience, though also exciting and challenging. Positive Social Work helps you as a NQSW to understand your role within the...

Observing Children and Families: Beyond the Surface

by Gill Butler Critical Publishing (November 18, 2015)

This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.


The Critical Years: Early Years Development from Conception to 5

by Tim Gully Critical Publishing (June 18, 2014)

A book that brings up to date theory and understanding of child development in the early years into the workplace.


Psychosocial and Relationship-based Practice

by Claudia Megele Critical Publishing (January 13, 2015)

This book offers a critical multidisciplinary analysis of case studies of social work interventions from a psychosocial and relationship-based perspective.