The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker

Author(s) : David Howe

The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker

Book Details

  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Published : 2008
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Counselling
  • Catalogue No : 27420
  • ISBN 13 : 9780230202788
  • ISBN 10 : 0230202780
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Leading author explains the theory and practice of understanding and managing emotions for effective professional practice in the human services and caring professions. Emotional intelligence is hot in psychology. It also sits at the heart of work with people in the human services. This book brings a topical subject to an audience who will do their jobs better for being up to speed with it. Author's reputation for setting the agenda in social work teaching. His work on attachment theory has been hugely influential, as sales of his three books on this subject testify. Author's following amongst students, educators and practitioners as someone highly skilled in communicating important theory in engaging language and relates it clearly to their work. Elegantly and succinctly, David Howe explains the theory of emotional intelligence - and its vital practical value - to an audience of students and practitioners across a range of human services and caring professions. He makes a powerful case for the importance of understanding and managing emotions for effective professional practice.

About the Author(s)

David Howe is Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He was founding editor of the Blackwell Science Journal, Child and Family Social Work (1996-2001) and is author of many books, including: Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice; Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support; Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention; and The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker.

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