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Assessment in Social Work
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Introduction.- 1. Assessment in the 21st Century.- 2. Anti-Oppressive Practice.- 3. Effective Assessment Processes.- 4. Selecting a Map.- 5. A Satellite Map: Systems Approaches.- 6. A Map of the Ocean: Psychodynamic Approaches.- 7. An Ordnance Survey Map: Behavioral Approaches.- 8. A Handy Tourist Map: The Task-Centered Approach.- 9. An Explorer Map: Strengths-based Approaches.- 10. Assessment in Childrens' Services.- 11. Assessment in Adults' Services.- 12. A Map of the Universe: Spiritual Approaches.- Conclusion

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Assessment in Social Work is already a core text on our social work courses here in Trinity College Dublin. This four edition includes new chapters on systems theory and spirituality adding extra depth to an already rich text. I cannot recommend it highly enough as an essential resource for social work students and new graduates.' - Trish Walsh, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. 'This superb 4th edition ranks among the few 'must have' books for students, academics and practitioners. Its thoughtful and imaginative approach to complex issues is outstanding.' - Bernard Moss, Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality Staffordshire University, UK 'I am delighted to see a fourth edition of one of my favourite social work textbooks.' - Sally Holland, Director, CASCADE Children's Social care Research and Development Centre, Cardiff University, UK

About the Author

Judith Milner is a Freelance counsellor and trainer

Steve Myers is Director of Social Sciences at the University of Salford, UK

Patrick O'Byrne is a Freelance counsellor, supervisor and family mediator and was formerly a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

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'Assessment in Social Work is already a core text on our social work courses here in Trinity College Dublin. This four edition includes new chapters on systems theory and spirituality adding extra depth to an already rich text. I cannot recommend it highly enough as an essential resource for social work students and new graduates.' - Trish Walsh, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. 'This superb 4th edition ranks among the few 'must have' books for students, academics and practitioners. Its thoughtful and imaginative approach to complex issues is outstanding.' - Bernard Moss, Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality Staffordshire University, UK 'I am delighted to see a fourth edition of one of my favourite social work textbooks.' - Sally Holland, Director, CASCADE Children's Social care Research and Development Centre, Cardiff University, UK

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