Complexity in Social Work

by Rick Hood

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  • 9781473993808
  • 9781526418852
  • 9781526418838
Complexity lies at the heart of social work practice and this book is designed to help students and newly-qualified social workers plan for and manage complex cases in an increasingly complex environment. Split into two parts, this book reflects the journey of qualifying social work students from preparation for practice in an educational context to learning ‘on the job’ through working with service users in practice settings, and eventually assuming a more senior role in management, administration and training. Key topics covered in the chapters include managing volatility and uncertainty, making judgements and decisions, building and maintaining relationships, using reflection and supervision, working interprofessionally, managing risk, exploring cause and effect.

 


  • SAGE Publications; February 2018
  • ISBN: 9781526418852
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Complexity in Social Work
  • Author: Rick Hood
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473993808
  • 9781526418852
  • 9781526418838

In The Press

Rick Hood has produced a remarkably clear and conceptually sophisticated account of complexity in social work making a strong case for more appropriate organisational systems for working with unpredictability.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473993808
  • 9781526418852
  • 9781526418838