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Linnet McMahon

Linnet McMahon is Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Reading and has written the Handbook of Play Therapy (1992) and co-edited, with Adrian Ward, Intuition is Not Enough: Learning for Therapeutic Practice in Child Care (1998). She has worked in and written extensively about family centres.

JKP publications by Linnet McMahon

  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. 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
  3. 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