Cognitive-Behavioural Social Work in Practice appears at an interesting time for social work and social services. More than ever, practitioners are required to provide evidence for the effectiveness of what they do, while the rights of service users to ethically competent practice in which they are partners is high on the agenda. Drawing on a wide area of research, as well as the practice experience of its 18 contributors, it covers a broad range of cognitive-behavioural intervention with different client groups in a variety of settings, including child care, family work, probation and offending behaviour, mental health, disability and issues concerning older people. The first chapter sets out lucidly the theoretical and research basis for cognitive-behavioural practice and is rich in case examples. Each subsequent chapter adopts a case study approach to its subject, either by providing a single case study or by the detailed exploration of an area of practice combined with case examples. The volume is unique in not only bringing together practitioners and academics but in presenting the work of the 'academic, reflective practitioner'. It is thus an accessible, informative guide for professionals, students and educators who, with all their working pressures and constraints, strive to provide help based on best evidence.

chapter 1|38 pages

Research and theory

ByBrian Sheldon

chapter 2|21 pages

Direct clinical work with children

ByTammie Ronen

chapter 3|20 pages

Intervention to protect the child

ByDiana Bourn

chapter 4|19 pages

Treating children who fail to thrive

ByDorota Iwaniec

chapter 5|13 pages

Children with severe learning disabilities

ByPeter Burke

chapter 6|11 pages

Behavioural work in residential childcare

ByMansoor A.F. Kazi, Safina Mir

chapter 7|16 pages

Working with young offenders

ByClive R. Hollin

chapter 8|20 pages

Adult probationers and the STOP programme

ByPeter Raynor, Maurice Vanstone

chapter 9|20 pages

Working with carers using the birthday exerdse

ByAlbert Kushlick, Dave Dagnan, Peter Trower

chapter 10|18 pages

Learning theory, addiction and counselling

ByGillian Tober

chapter 11|20 pages

Behavioural work, crisis intervention and the mental health call-out

ByJ.P.J. Oliver, Barbara L. Hudson

chapter 12|15 pages

Intervention in group care for older people

ByKaty Cigno

chapter 13|25 pages

The prevention and management of elder abuse

ByJonathan Parker

chapter 14|6 pages

Epilogue: Education for effective practice

ByKaty Cigno