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Adrian Ward

Adrian Ward works is the Programme Director of the qualifying MA in Social Work at the Tavistock Centre, London. His background is in residential child care and he has written extensively about residential care, group care and therapeutic approaches to social work, and co-edited several books in this field; he was editor of the journal Therapeutic Communities from 1999 to 2005.

JKP publications by Adrian Ward

  1. Relationship-Based Social Work, Second Edition

    Relationship-Based Social Work, Second Edition

    Getting to the Heart of Practice

    Edited by Gillian Ruch, Danielle Turney and Adrian Ward. Foreword by David Howe.

    Updated and revised edition of the highly successful guide to relationship-based practice in social work. It communicates the theory using illustrative case studies and offers a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 9.09in x 6.42in / 231mm x 163mm, 320pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 9781785922534
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 320pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-543-1
  2. What Works in Residential Child Care

    What Works in Residential Child Care

    A review of research evidence and the practical considerations

    Roger Clough, Roger Bullock, Adrian Ward

    Reviews research evidence and identifies the significant elements that will lead to a successful strategy for Residential Child Care Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 9.65in x 6.69in / 245mm x 170mm, 134pp, £12.00
    ISBN: 9781904787778
    2006, Ebook, PDF, 134pp, £12.00
    ISBN: 9781907969034
  3. Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

    Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

    Edited by Adrian Ward, Kajetan Kasinski, Jane Pooley and Alan Worthington

    This collection of papers written by respected experts with extensive experience builds a powerful picture of the theory and practice of therapeutic community work with young people. A wide variety of therapeutic community approaches is considered alongside an analysis of the implications of this model for mainstream residential practice. Learn More
    2003, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.10in / 233mm x 155mm, 336pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-096-6
    2003, Ebook, ePUB, 336pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-411-3
  4. Helping Families in Family Centres

    Helping Families in Family Centres

    Working at Therapeutic Practice

    Edited by Linnet McMahon and Adrian Ward

    The book is a comprehensive guide for family centre workers, and for all social workers working with children and families. Based on a psychodynamic approach emphasising the central importance of attachment in relationships, the book also applies systemic ideas and the 'therapeutic community' approach to the overall design of the centres. Learn More
    2001, 240pp