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The Assertive Social Worker

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Would you like to feel more in control of yourself and your work? To cope comfortably with any demands the day throws at you? Deal easily with situations without guilt or worry?


If so, this is the book for you! Social work is a stimulating and exciting career - but it can also be frustrating and exhausting. It’s easy to get so caught up in the challenges of work that it becomes difficult to see the wood from the trees. If only you were able to step back.


The Assertive Social Worker will provide you with the tools to do just that and, as a result, will empower you to do your job better. By treating assertiveness as a set of skills which can be learned, practised and refined, the author opens the door to a way of thinking and behaving which can turn your whole life around.


Although assertiveness may not traditionally have been associated with social work or the broader range of caring professions, it is based upon respect for yourself and others - a clear parallel with the underlying principles of your chosen career.

What do readers think?



"Excellent book for people working in the challenging area of social work. Easy to read and understand chapters. Good exercises in the chapters to make you think about your assertiveness. Gives practical examples of everyday situations where assertiveness can be used to challenge appropriately with positive outcomes. Good not only for people working in social work, but for anyone who feels they are not assertive enough in their everyday life."

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