The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice,
5th Edition

Lesley Chenoweth, Donna McAuliffe

ISBN-13: 9780170380072 | ISBN-10: 0170380076

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 336 pages

List Price USD $76.00


This is a value pack comprising Chenoweth's The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice, 5e print book + Search Me! Social Work, 2-term Instant Access. The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of practice in the professions of social work and the human services. It lays out the journey and expertly signposts the key areas of knowledge, skills, values, ethics, practice contexts and contemporary debates. Client and practitioner perspectives offer reflections on real-life social work and human services interventions, while new case studies show how theory can be applied to practice. Fully updated and revised, this text is an invaluable tool for students as they start their careers in the social work and human services sector. Search Me! is an online research library customised to your subject, that puts the information you need right at your fingertips. Content is updated daily from hundreds of scholarly and popular journals, eBooks and newspapers. Plus, 24-hour access means you won't be limited by library opening times!

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Meet the Authors

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Lesley worked for more than 25 years as an academic after a long career in human service in the disability and health sectors. Now retired, she continues to engage with research and writing in social work practice, disability and new models and approaches to disadvantage and social exclusion. Lesley has taught numerous courses in social work theory and practice and disability studies over many years. Lesley Chenoweth AO is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Griffith University, is a consultant to many government and community organisations and now serves on several boards of community organisations.

Donna McAuliffe is Professor and Academic Lead in the School of Health Sciences and Social Work at Griffith University. Her social work practice experience was in the fields of community development, mental health and legal social work. She now specialises in the teaching and research of professional ethics, with a focus on inter-professional practice, ethical decision-making and codes of ethics. She provides ethics consultation, training and supervision to social work and human service practitioners and management.

  • For instructors: continuous case studies span multiple chapters of the text to show how various topics impact on practice, helping students to apply critical thinking skills to real-life scenarios
  • Material on eprofessionalism and contemporary issues related to digitisation brings the text up to date with advances in technology that are impacting practice
  • Material on disaster and environmental work addresses recent developments in these increasingly important areas, and sets out interventions and skills needed
  • The section on trauma-informed practice reflects the substantial interest in these theoretical paradigms
  • Provides comprehensive, practice-oriented coverage of introductory social work and human service practice issues in the Australasian context

Table of Contents

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1. Starting the journey: An introduction to social work and human service practice
2. Surveying the landscape: Historical and philosophical foundations for practice
3. Locating the lighthouse: Values and ethics in practice
4. Treading carefully: Professional practice and ethical standards
5. Finding the right maps: The knowledge base of practice
6. Travelling many paths: Practice fields and methods
7. Negotiating the maze: The organisational context of practice
8. Plunging in: Engagement, assessment, intervention, termination and review
9. Different landscapes: Working with difference and diversity
10. New journeys

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The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice

  • ISBN-10: 0170380076
  • ISBN-13: 9780170380072

Price USD$ 76.00


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