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Author Brearley, Judith, 1941- author

Title Counselling and social work / Judith Brearley
Published Buckingham ; Bristol, PA : Open University Press, 1995


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Description xi, 148 pages ; 22 cm
Series Counselling in context
Counselling in context.
Contents 1. The Development of Counselling in Social Work --2. The Context of Counselling in Social Work -- 3. The Practice of Counselling in Social Work -- 4. Specific Issues in Counselling in Social Work -- 5. Professional Relationships in Counselling in Social Work -- 6. A Critique of Counselling in Social Work
Summary A disturbing situation is revealed, in which such role conflicts, coupled with media pressure and policy changes, are undermining the professional competence and confidence of social workers, thus depriving the most needy people of help. A fresh understanding of insights from counselling is seen as providing a partial answer to this serious state of affairs
Social work is perennially in the public eye, and interest in counselling has never been greater. But these activities are changing rapidly in response to new needs and resource limitations, and their complexity is not easy to grasp even by those involved. This book looks at how the specific context of social work shapes the nature of counselling in terms of both opportunities and constraints. How can social workers integrate the counselling dimension of the job with other roles expected of them? What training, supervision and support do they need? How do they collaborate with other professions? Above all, how do they effectively deal with people's private troubles, subjective feelings and disrupted relationships (the traditional concern of counselling), whilst simultaneously fulfilling statutory requirements and involving themselves in the contentious politics of social provision?
Analysis Counselling
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages: [138]-144) and index
Subject Counseling.
Social service -- Psychological aspects.
Social service.
LC no. 94022205
ISBN 0335190022