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Introduction to Relationships in Social Work
Introduction to relationships in social work

Social work is carried out within a network of human relationships. Indeed, it is human relationships and the many types of problems associated with them that are usually at the root of social workers’ professional tasks. And it is this relational dimension in social work practice which often draws students into making it their career – fulfilling their wish to ‘work with people’.

This book is an attempt to consider in depth the place of relationships in social work practice and to explore ways in which workers can use relationships to promote creative outcomes in their encounters with clients. As you work through the book you will see why using relationships requires social workers to ...

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