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Week 0 Induction; Module Reading List

Professional Practice 4, 2019/20, Semester F12
Adam Boyes
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading List

The following are primarily practice and skills based text books, but it is important to see this list within the context of the theory and knowledge base provided by the modules, Social Work with Children and Families and Social Work With Adults.

BOLTON,G.2014. Reflective Practice; Writing and Professional Development London:Sage

DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN, SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES. 2003. Every child matters : presented to Parliament by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury by Command of Her Majesty September 2003. [online]

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 2000. Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families . London: The Stationary Office

FENGE L. M. et al. 2014 The social work portfolio : a student's guide to evidencing your practice Maidenhead McGraw Hill

GALVANI, S. 2012. Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems : making a difference The Policy Press: Bristol

HATTON, K., 2015 New Directions in Social Work Practice . Exeter: Sage/Learning Matters

(2nd edition) HEALEY, J. and SPENCER, M. 2008. Surviving your placement in health and social care : a student handbook Open University Press: Maidenhead
This book covers Health Care including Social Work and there are chapters that cover reflective writing, professional reasoning, evidence based practice and supervision.

HEANUE, K. and LAWTON, C. 2012. Working with substance users . Maidenhead: Open University Press

HM GOVERNMENT. 2010. Drug Strategy 2010 - Reducing Demand, Restricting supply, Building Recovery: Supporting People to Live a Drug Free Life . Available online at

HORNER N. 2009. What is Social Work : Context and Perspectives . 3rd edition. Exeter: Learning Matters.

HURCOMBE, R. BAYLEY, M. and GOODMAN, A. 2010. Ethnicity and Alcohol: A Review of the Literature York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Available online at

JORDAN,B. DRAKEFORD,M. 2012. Social work and social policy under austerity Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

JOSLYN,E. 2016. Resilience in childhood : perspectives, promise & practice . London:Palgrave

KNOTT, C., and SCRAGG,T. 2013. (3rd edition) Reflective practice in social work . Exeter: Learning Matters

KOPROWSKA, J. 2014. Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work (4th edition). Exeter: Learning Matters
An explanation of the skills that underpin any assessment / interview .

LISHMAN et al, 2014. Social Work an Introduction . London:Sage

LISTER, P. G. and CRISP, B. R. 2007. Critical Incident Analyses: A Practice Learning Tool for Students and Practitioners . Practice. Volume 19 Number 1 (March 2007)
See pages 49-50 for Critical Incident Analysis Framework.

MARTIN,R. 2013. Teamworking skills for social workers . Maidenhead: McGraw Hill

MARTYN, H. (Ed) 2000. Developing reflective practice : making sense of social work in a world of change Policy Press: Bristol.
This book has a number of contributors all reflecting on one of the cases they have been involved with and reflecting upon the theory that underpins that case and reflecting upon their work. The scenarios all focus on different aspect of working with Children and Families, they do show the distinction between writing up the case study and then the process of reflection.

MILNER, J. and O'BYRNE, P. 2009 (3rd edition) 2015 (4th edition) Assessment in Social Work Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

NELSON, A. 2012 Social work with substance users . London: Sage. Recommended Reading: Nelson is a key text that has an overview of current practice and the context of drugs and alcohol work.

O'SULLIVAN, T. 2011 Decision making in social work , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

PARRIS M.,2012 An Introduction to Social Work Practice . Maidenhead McGraw Hill

PARKER, J. 2010. (2nd edition) Effective practice learning in social work . Exeter: London
Chapter Four pp63-88 gives an overview of the uses of Supervision

PARKER J., and BRADLEY G. 2010 (3rd edition). Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review . Exeter: Learning Matters.

PARRISH, M. 2014. Social work perspectives on human behaviour 2nd edition Maidenhead: McGraw Hill OUP

RASSOOL, G.H. 2009. Alcohol and drug misuse : a handbook for students and health professionals London: Routledge. Chapter 24 pp325-342

SHOWELL,W.KERR,J. 2015 Practice educating social work students : supporting qualifying students on their placements Maidenhead: McGraw Hill OUP

TEATER,B. 2014. (2nd edition) An introduction to applying social work theories and methods [electronic resource] . Maidenhead: McGraw Hill

TEATER,B 2014 Contemporary social work practice : a handbook for students Maidenhead: McGraw Hill OUP

THOMPSON N. 2005.(2009) (2015) Understanding Social Work: Preparing for Practice . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
An explanation of the skills that underpin any assessment / interview .

TREVITHICK, P. (2012) Social work skills and knowledge : a practice handbook. Maidenhead: McGraw HIll OUP

WALKER, H. 2008. Studying for your social work degree Learning Matters: Exeter
Chapter Four on Writing academically: Evaluation, developing arguments, avoiding pitfalls and Chapter Five Developing Critical Analysis and Understanding offer simple but effective explanations with case studies to illustrate examples .

WILSON K., RUCH G., LYMBERY M., COOPER A., 2011 (2nd ed). Social work : an introduction to contemporary practice . Harlow: Pearson Longman

Very comprehensive book that offers an overview of a number of different areas and approaches.

WOODCOCK_ROSS,J. 2011 Specialist communication skills for social workers : focusing on service users' needs London:Palgrave Macmillan

This list was last updated on 25/07/2016