Writing Skills for Social Workers (Social Work in Action series)

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Writing Skills for Social Workers aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice, and to enhance social workers′ written communication skills. The book adopts a logical progression, and each chapter identifies and contextualizes the practical skills needed at specific points in training and practice. Overall it encourages the development of writing skills and techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career. By adopting a practical approach the authors have included a number of pedagogical features such as reflective exercises, writing tips for specific tasks, and guidelines for further reading.

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Professor Karen Healy is a social work educator and researcher based at The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia. She has written five books in the field of social work including works on theory for practice and social work methods and skills. Professor Healy has also written numerous journal articles in a broad range of social work and social policy topics including: professional practice; international comparison of child welfare systems; workforce issues and professional recognition. Professor Healy conducts professional writing workshops with social workers and is involved in research and evaluation of social work practice and social policies. 


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`This work provides some tools for sharpening thinking, writing and practice. It is a readable, accessible and highly relevant text, suitable for all social workers′ - Professional Social Work

`This book will become a key reference text for many social workers both while studying and as established professionals. A well -thumbed text on the bookshelf!′ - Janice West, Glasgow Caledonian University

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