Psychology and social care /

An introduction to psychology for social care professionals, this comprehensive and accessible textbook will be invaluable to both students and practitioners. It identifies central developments in psychology which underlie current patterns of need in the social care sectors. The areas covered relate...

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Imprint:London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999.
Description:1 online resource (543 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Social service -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology.
Social Work.
Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Reference.
Psychology.
Social service -- Psychological aspects.
Psychologie.
Sociale dienstverlening.
Social Welfare & Social Work.
Social Sciences.
Social Welfare & Social Work - General.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11108919
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Other authors / contributors:Messer, David J., 1952-
Jones, Fiona (Psychologist)
ISBN:0585122504
9780585122502
1853027626
1846429013
9781846429019
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:An introduction to psychology for social care professionals, this comprehensive and accessible textbook will be invaluable to both students and practitioners. It identifies central developments in psychology which underlie current patterns of need in the social care sectors. The areas covered relate strictly to the knowledge, skills and values defined by CCETSW (Central Council for the Education and Training of Social Workers), and include: the wider psychological context of social care work - organisational and multicultural settings -- work with clients - working with groups; assessing risk; working with prejudice and discrimination -- children and young people - separation; child abuse and neglect; physical and learning disability; adolescence and society -- specific issues - mental health; addiction; HIV infection; dementia; criminality and bereavement. Each chapter clearly highlights the key practical issues; each contains case studies or practical examples, points for discussion, and a further reading section. Psychology and Social Care will be an invaluable resource for those working and training in the fields of social work, probation, occupational therapy and community care who wish to improve the quality of their service to their clients and deepen their understanding of the core psychological issues involved in their work. It will facilitate the coordination of work between psychologists and social care professionals coming into contact over shared clients or working in multidisciplinary teams. -- Provided by publisher
Other form:Print version: Psychology and social care. London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999 1853027626
Table of Contents:
  • INTRODUCTION: How Will this Book Help Me?
  • Is Psychology Relevant to Social Care Professionals in Practice?
  • What Theoretical Perspectives do Psychologists Use?
  • How do Psychologists Investigate Human Functioning?
  • How Will this Book Help Me?
  • Further Reading
  • Useful Addresses - References - Acknowledgement
  • WORKING IN ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY: Introduction
  • Models of Organizations, an Introduction for Social Care Professionals
  • Occupational Stress
  • 'Sensitive' to 'Race' and Ethnicity? The Intersection of Social Work, Psychology and Politics
  • WORKING WITH CLIENTS GENERAL ISSUES: Introduction
  • Risk Assessment and Decision Making
  • Pitfalls in Interviewing A Psychological Perspective
  • Working with Families
  • Working with Groups
  • Prejudice and Discrimination Individual Approaches
  • Prejudice and Discrimination Group Approaches
  • The Psychology of Ageing
  • WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: Introduction
  • Communication, Bonding, Attachment and Separation
  • The Prediction of Individual Development
  • Physical and Sensory Disabilities in Childhood
  • People with Learning Disabilities
  • Child Abuse Theories and Research
  • Child Abuse Parenting, Identification and Treatment
  • Adolescents and Society
  • WORKING WITH CLIENTS SPECIFIC ISSUES: Introduction
  • Psychological Problems Alternative Perspectives on their Explanation and Treatment
  • Crime and Crime Prevention
  • Substance Use, Abuse and Dependence
  • Psychological Impact of HIV Disease
  • Brain Damage
  • Dementia in Older People
  • Dying and Bereavement
  • Conclusion