Promoting therapeutic and relationship-based approaches in social work

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Lexicon of 80 skills and social work interventions


Pam Trevithick

Originally published

May 15, 2017

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integrating theory and practice in social work

About Pam Trevithick

I started in social work in 1976 and over the years have had a variety of roles – as a residential worker, field social worker, family centre manager and academic. I’m currently retired but regularly present at conferences and lecture in the UK, Europe and Australia on themes covered in my writing or that trouble social workers.

I enjoy writing and am the author of the best-selling 3rd edition text Social Work Skills and Knowledge: A Practice Handbook (2012). In this book, and in other articles I’ve written, I highlight – and attempt to rectify – the superficial coverage given to social work skills in some areas of UK teaching and practice.

I’d like GAPS to be a key resource for social work practitioners and students – a place where new and inspirational ideas can be found, as well as freely available articles, handouts and presentations. I’d also like GAPS to take forward the voice and concerns of social workers in influential circles and policy contexts.


Lexicon of 80 skills and social work interventions

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