All social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult situations by developing the skills and values necessary for effective and empowering practice. Each chapter is grounded in social work theory and is illustrated by practice scenarios, exercises, suggestions for further study, and contemporary cultural examples from novels and films.

Social Work Skills, Methods and Theories in Work with Families, Groups and the Wider Community

Social work skills, methods and theories in work with families, groups and the wider community

Chapter Contents

  • Working with individuals as part of their wider world
  • The skills of direct work with families in terms of seeing the whole family, and indirectly by helping the individual bring family dynamics into the room with the social worker
  • The skills of working in groups
  • The skills of working with communities


This chapter continues the emphasis on social work skills and consolidates the learning from previous chapters. The discussion moves from the focus on the individual per se to the wider world they inhabit: family groups and the wider communities. These dynamics are illustrated through previously presented scenarios. The ...

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