New edition of Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work by Chris Dyke

New edition of our best-selling title for social workers coming soon!

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work
by Chris Dyke

176pp  2nd ed March 2019  ISBN 9781912508327  £21.99

Guides you through the principles of good writing and methodically shows you:

  • how to analyse
  • how to structure the process of writing an assessment (researching, chronologising, informed data-gathering, putting it all together), and
  • how to get this done under time constraints.

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The new edition goes further than just teaching writing skills by exploring the practical and psychological barriers to good practice. It also looks at how you turn good analysis into useful recommendations – making it something useful for the family – by applying the same analytical, critical thinking.

Praise for the First Edition

“ A slim volume with a real punch. This is one of those books that will be useful at every stage across a social work career and across client groups. Whether you pick this up when you are first learning your craft or refer to it later in your career when you need to refocus on a difficult piece of work, this will provide practical support…”
Professional Social Work magazine

“wow, it is brilliant… I really love this book. I picked it up to have a quick look and proceeded to read it from cover to cover… very engaging… my students will love it”
Sally Riggall, University of Lincoln

Amazon reviews:

“this is the only textbook I have ever read front to back. Every page was relevant and useful.”

“one of the best social work books I have read… I managed to read and highlight the entire book in a day – literally couldn’t put it down.”

“exceptionally good book. Candid. Plain talking. To the point.”

“easy-to-read, highly applicable to daily practice and highly recommended”

“I love this book… it will be invaluable to students and NQSWs and I cannot rate it highly enough”

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