The Practitioner’s Guide to Working with Families

  • Editors
  • Margaret Bell
  • Kate Wilson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Margaret Bell, Kate Wilson
      Pages 1-15
  3. The Social, Political and Welfare Context for Working with Families

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Christine Skinner
      Pages 19-38
    3. Nick Frost, Brid Featherstone
      Pages 39-54
  4. Theoretical and Practice Approaches to Working with Families

  5. Working with Family Groups in Difficulty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Christopher Clulow, Christopher Vincent
      Pages 129-146
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 246-250

About this book


This book offers a clear and coherent guide to working with families for practitioners and students in social work, health, counselling and related professions. It brings together recent thinking on the historical and contemporary constructions of the family in such a way as to provide a helpful framework for practitioners working in a variety of settings in the field. It offers up-to-date information on political, legislative and theoretical frameworks, and it reviews and illustrates a wide range of approaches and practice skills for working with families with different problems in different contexts.


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