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BASW Practical Social Work series

Social Work is at an important stage in its development.  The profession is facing fresh challenges to work flexibly in fast-changing social and organisational environments.  New requirements for training are also demanding a more critical and reflective, as well as more highly skilled, approach to practice.  The BASW Practical Social Work series continues to address the needs of all those who are looking to deepen and refresh their understanding and skills in the area of social work.

Anti-Racist Social Work (3rd Edition)

The third edition examines changes in anti-racist practice since the first edition, situating its narratives within the globalizing world. Issues such as the current disillusionment, complexity of racialization processes and identity politics are addressed, and Dominelli illustrates what can be done to enhance social justice and well-being. LENA DOMINELLI Professor of Applied Social Sciences and Academician in the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences at the University of Durham, UK, is an experienced educator, practitioner and researcher and has published extensively in the fields of sociology, social policy and social work.


Applied Psychology for Social Workers (3rd Edition)

Psychology provides an essential backdrop to social work practice but there remain few sources that summarise its theories and findings accessibly for busy professionals. Applied Psychology for Social Workers is designed specifically to fulfil this need. Fully updated the third edition includes a new chapter on domestic violence and greater emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Theory. Compact, engaging and clear, it can be read from cover to cover or used as an ongoing point of reference. Either way, it will prove a vital and practical resource for deepening readers understanding of the challenges they face.


Community Work (4th Edition)

Drawing on his own professional experience, Alan Twelvetrees addresses the needs of students, field-level community workers and managers. Both theory and practice are described in a highly readable and honest way and the updated fourth edition of this bestseller includes placing community work at the centre of neighbourhood renewal.


Management in Social Work (3rd Edition)

All social workers are required to manage and be accountable. The third edition of this classic book explores what is an area of rapid change that is central to professional practice. This new edition has been brought right up-to-date to meet the needs of today’s social work practitioners and service managers by discussing legislation, policy and procedure in light of central government’s modernising agenda for social work. The authors show how management theory is moving towards a more open and cooperative model and demonstrate that it can serve an agenda of empowerment, equipping social workers to question procedures, shape policy...