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Child and Adolescent Psychology for Social Work and Allied Professions: Applied Perspectives

Misca, Gabriela ORCID: and Unwin, Peter ORCID: (2018) Child and Adolescent Psychology for Social Work and Allied Professions: Applied Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230368439 Ebook: 9781137359223

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This essential new textbook meets the challenges faced by those who work with children in order to provide safe and effective practice. It identifies the ways in which social work and psychology need to work together to achieve this. Misca and Unwin reflect on the need for 'research mindedness' in social work education, and offer an invaluable critical analysis of current knowledge of child and adolescent psychology theory and research to help inform best social work practice.

Reflects the developing trend for 'research mindedness' in social work education as put forward by the Social Work Reform Board, as well as Recommendation 13 in Eileen Munro's recent review of child protection in England which suggested that child and family social work draws on evidence of effective interventions, which are frequently underpinned by psychological knowledge.
Focus on cutting edge theoretical perspectives and research, and applying the latest developments in child and adolescent psychology to contemporary social work practice.
Key theoretical developments in areas such as emotional, cognitive and social development are explored, and then applied through reflective points and case studies.

Gabriela Misca (PhD, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester, UK, and 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar in the USA. The focus of her research is advancing understanding of child development in the context of complex and/or adverse family dynamics and transitions across the lifespan.
Peter Unwin, PhD, is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Worcester where he teaches on the MA and BA in Social Work. He is a Registered Social Worker who has worked across all sectors of child care, having a particular interest in foster care.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: child and adolescent development, social work, society, children, psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Gabriela Misca
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 10:27
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 04:00

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