Applied Psychology for Social Workers by Paula Nicolson

By Paula Nicolson

Psychology study and abilities could be utilized to social paintings and this e-book exhibits how this is performed in particular useful events, equivalent to the group and home employees teams. additionally integrated is fabric on baby abuse, bereavement and loss and mental kind.

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A related difficulty is that social workers need reasonably full and accurate seH-awareness; otherwise your own feelings and attitudes may be wrongly attributed to the client. This is part of the third quality genuineness. Although it is a judgement we often make 'He's so fake', 'I really believe her' - it is the hardest of the qualities to define (Bayne, 1977). g. g. 'Yes, I do see what you mean, of course I understand'). g. social worker, bright young person, helper. Acceptance, empathy and genuineness are important throughout the three stages of the model.

One Interviewing 27 argument is that it is easy to interview badly, especially when interviews are used as a chance to interrogate or to show off. Perhaps a more usual way of mis-treating interviews is to take them for granted, on the assumption that interviewing, like forming impressions of people and seeing, is just something you do. Training can counteract these misuses of interviewing. g. doctors (Maguire and Rutter: see Maguire, 1981) and lawyers have been formally trained in interviewing, and improved considerably - starting from a low baseline - on courses lasting only a few days.

G. doctors (Maguire and Rutter: see Maguire, 1981) and lawyers have been formally trained in interviewing, and improved considerably - starting from a low baseline - on courses lasting only a few days. e. doctors gathering accurate and relevant information from a patient new to them. g. taking at face-value a statement like 'I feel depressed'. g. 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.

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