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: accordingly it's now a huge a part of the social paintings syllabus. This obtainable, functional publication allows 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 offers a transparent evaluate of key mental methods and demonstrates how those can be utilized to interpret placement reports. additionally, every one bankruptcy comprises actions which observe psychology to specific social paintings contexts and support to consolidate key talents.

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Also parent to child). The central point in Berne’s argument is that we have to analyse our communication and make our transactions ‘adult to adult’ if we are to maximise our skills of interpersonal interaction. Within social work, when many encounters with service users can be characterised with emotion, it is important to ensure as much as possible that our communication is appropriate. It may not always be possible to have ‘adult-toadult’ transactions within social work interaction. There may be occasions when an especially insecure service user is only capable of responding to a ‘parent-to-child’ encounter.

In particular pay attention to Chapter 5 as there is excellent supplementary information on NVC. Argyle, M (1988) Bodily communication. London: Methuen. An older text but one that is central to the psychology of communication. Koprowska, J (2005) Communication and interpersonal skills in social work. Exeter: Learning Matters. A current text that contains essential practical information for social workers. Malim, T and Birch, A (1998) Introductory psychology. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Look for the sections within the book dealing with interpersonal communication.

5. Q. My dear old soul, how do you feel today?! 5 Example of an ulterior transaction Ulterior transactions may appear to be ‘adult to adult’ but they really represent something else. The question My dear old soul how do you feel today?! may appear to be ‘adult to adult’ when in reality the person asking the question wants to be a nurturing parent. 5 When you are next at university or at work try to identify examples of the following transactions: ● adult to adult; ● parent to child; ● child to parent; ● ulterior transactions.

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