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The changing role of social workers in developing contexts for mental health professionals

Matthews, Sarah (2011). The changing role of social workers in developing contexts for mental health professionals. In: Seden, Janet; Matthews, Sarah; McCormick, Mick and Morgan, Alun eds. Professional Development in Social Work. Post-qualifying Social Work. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 83–89.

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[About the book]

Social work practice in the twenty-first century is continually changing. Contemporary practitioners work in complex areas and have to do so quickly and competently. This text helps qualified social workers, as well as those about to qualify, to build on their initial studies in order to develop professionally.

The volume considers not just what you need to know to practice, but how you develop in criticality and capability – in particular, how you can respond effectively in times of uncertainty and change to become more effective. It examines new roles, identities and contexts, including some international perspectives and the impact of globalisation. Each chapter discusses the contexts of practice (such as law, policies and theories); the contributions made both by those who practice social work and those who use its services; and the capabilities and skills that social workers need to develop in order to deal with complexity in social work.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 Individual chapters, the contributors
ISBN: 0-415-55335-0, 978-0-415-55335-3
Keywords: AMHP, new ways of working, mental health act
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 34733
Depositing User: Sarah Matthews
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 14:54
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:20
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