assertive social worker by Patricia McBride

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Published by Arena, Ashgate Pub. Co. in Aldershot, Hants, England, Brookfield, Vt .

Written in English

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  • Social workers -- Psychology,
  • Social workers -- Attitudes,
  • Social workers -- In-service training,
  • Assertiveness(Psychology),
  • Assertiveness training

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-184) and index.

Book details

StatementPatricia McBride.
LC ClassificationsHV40 .M445 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 184 p. :
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL697000M
ISBN 101857424212
LC Control Number97044525

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