Download e-book for kindle: Applied Psychology for Social Work (Transforming Social Work by Ewan Ingleby

By Ewan Ingleby

Psychology bargains strength causes for advanced features of human behaviour and improvement: therefore it really is now an enormous a part of the social paintings syllabus. This obtainable, sensible e-book allows scholars to use psychology to their very own perform and considers psychology within the context of social care. As such, it really is greater than simply one other common psychology textbook. The textual content supplies a transparent assessment of key mental techniques and demonstrates how those can be utilized to interpret placement studies. in addition, every one bankruptcy contains actions which follow psychology to specific social paintings contexts and support to consolidate key abilities.

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M. on a Tuesday afternoon. I was working with two service users who had paranoid schizophrenia. I was also working with a supervisor I had never met before. It was my first day at work so I wanted to make as good an impression as possible. m. m. I remember meeting one of the staff who was leaving work as I was beginning and I told him which service users I was going to be working with. QXD 25/9/06 2:33 pm Page 32 Chapter 2 Psychology and communication COMM E NT continued care. m. Everything seemed OK at first.

These six aims form the main sections of the chapter. 1 Answer each of the following questions: ● Choose a whole number between 1 and 10. ● Double the number. ● Add 8. ● Halve the number. ● Subtract the original number from the new number. ● Give the number a letter: ‘A’ for 1, ‘B’ for 2, ‘C’ for 3, ‘D’ for 4, ‘E’ for 5, etc. ● Think of a European country that begins with the letter. ● 38 Think of an animal you might see in a circus that begins with the second letter of the European country! QXD 25/9/06 2:34 pm Page 39 Chapter 3 Attitudes and beliefs Were your last two thoughts: Denmark?

4. Q. How do you feel today? A. Why do you have to ask me how I’m feeling? 4 Example of a crossed transaction In this transaction an appropriate ‘adult’ question has been asked but the response is emotional and impulsive as if the respondent is a child retorting to a parent. According to Berne these crossed transactions produce anxiety and stress. There may be any combination of transactions. A ‘bossy’ authoritarian question such as Why don’t you pull yourself together? (parent to child) could be answered with I don’t need you to tell me what to do!

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