Relationship Skills in Social Work
Publication Year: 2011
Subject: Social Work Practice (general)
Human relationships lie at the very heart of social work practice, and an understanding of their importance is a crucial aspect of training. This book considers the place of relationships in current practice and explores the ways in which social workers can use relationship skills to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients.
The book also offers a unique discussion of the social worker's relationship with him or herself, arguing that self-awareness is as essential to good practice as an emotional understanding of the other. In doing so, the book promotes a new model for relationship-based social work, which emphasizes the importance of both the inter- and intrapersonal.
Opening with an introduction to the theoretical bases of the relationship-based model, the book then focuses on their ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Relationships in Social Work
- Chapter 2: The Centrality of Relationships in Social Work
- Chapter 3: The Theoretical Bases of Relationship Based Social Work
- Chapter 4: Knowing and Using Oneself in Relationship Based Social Work
- Chapter 5: Knowing the Other Person in Relationship Based Social Work
- Chapter 6: Sustaining Oneself in Relationship Based Social Work
- Chapter 7: The Ethics of Relationship Based Social Work
- Chapter 8: Drawing Themes Together: Theory and the Use of Personal Experience
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First published 2011
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