Applied Psychology for Social Workers by Paula Nicolson

By Paula Nicolson

Psychology examine and talents will be utilized to social paintings and this e-book exhibits how this is often performed in particular useful occasions, similar to the neighborhood and home employees teams. additionally integrated is fabric on baby abuse, bereavement and loss and mental style.

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G. '. They are common in everyday conversation but do not have this effect because it is a rule to 'make conversation'. In an interview there are different rules, and a series of closed questions soon sounds like an interrogation, with information more likely to be left out, and less chance of true social communication. The interviewer is saying in effect, 'I know what is important and relevant. I will ask the questions. I will come up with a solution', when both interviewer and client should be actively working on the problem.

This book then, tackles psychological theory, but its main task is to confront the practical application of theory. 3-4), and that social work students have been seen to be 'high in sensitivity and concern for others but low in logical thinking and intellectual discrimination' - it cannot advance as a profession or academic discipline until it takes theoretical concepts seriously. This means not only developing theory for its own sake, but also undertaking relevant research which will sharpen up social work 'tools'- the most important one being each social worker's own knowledge, personality and skills!

7 4 per cent of the students were rated as poor or very poor at picking up verbal leads, while 24 per cent failed to discover the patient's main problems. Maguire and Rutter also tested medical students' interviewing skills in a real outpatient clinic, and found the same deficiencies. Their next step was to devise a training programme and to test its effectiveness. The programme was a 45 -60 minutes individual tutorial for each student in which one of his interviews was replayed and discussed, and compared with the information which should have been obtained.

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