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Humanising Managerialism

Humanising Managerialism

Abstract: This paper develops Professor Eileen Munro’s coverage of ‘emotional dimensions’ in her Review of Child Protection in England. It argues that managerialism has failed to recognise the importance of the emotional life of human beings and the importance of the relationships we build in social work and that this failure seriously hinders the quality and effectiveness of social work.

Pam Trevithick

2014

Understanding defences and defensiveness in social work

Understanding defences and defensiveness in social work

Abstract: All human beings have defences some of which are unconscious, that is, reactions that for the most part lie beyond our immediate awareness and control. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the important role that defences play in social work and to identify the knowledge and skills that are needed when working with anxieties that lead to defensive behaviour.

Pam Trevithick

2011

The generalist versus specialist debate in social work education in the UK

The generalist versus specialist debate in social work education in the UK

Abstract: This chapter looks at the ‘generalist versus specialist’ debate in social work education, primarily in relation to England, in order to highlight major changes taking place. However, some of the difficulties identified, and the reforms proposed, are relevant to situations encountered in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and also countries outside the United Kingdom.

Pam Trevithick

2011

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