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By Ewan Ingleby

Psychology deals strength motives for complicated facets of human habit and improvement. consequently, it truly is now a huge a part of the social paintings syllabus. This available, functional booklet permits scholars to use psychology to their very own perform and considers psychology within the context of social care. As such, it truly is greater than simply one other common psychology textbook. The textual content provides a transparent evaluate of key mental methods and demonstrates how those can be utilized to interpret placement reports. additional, every one bankruptcy contains actions which practice psychology to specific social paintings contexts and support to consolidate key abilities

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Key Role 3: Support individuals to represent their needs, views and circumstances. ● Advocate with and on behalf of individuals, families, carers and communities. Key Role 6: Demonstrate professional competence in social work practice. ● Contribute to the promotion of best social work practice. 4 Social work theory Research-based concepts and critical explanations from social work theory and other disciplines that contribute to the knowledge base of social work including their distinctive epistemological status and application to practice.

In other words, we should not verbally communicate that a service user is ‘difficult’ if there are no facts to support what is effectively a negative value judgement. Alongside these aspects of good practice, it is imperative that verbal communication communicates empathy. Koprowska (2005) emphasises the importance of using empathic statements such as I can see that this really has affected you. Using verbal communication in this way can enhance the professional relationship and lead to best practice.

I don’t think I’d sat down all afternoon and I wondered if this was one of the reasons why the service user had been so unsettled. Had I been more relaxed and at ease so that my NVC conveyed a relaxed message to the other staff and service users the whole incident might have been avoided. In future I made sure that I didn’t stare at the service users. I also became more aware of my body language and posture. I was physically bigger than any of the other people in the care setting so I made sure that I sat down as opposed to towering above everyone else.

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