Publications

Books

Sheppard, M. (2006) Social Work and Social Exclusion: The Idea of Practice, Aldershot, Ashgate.

Sheppard, M. (2004) Appraising and Using Social Research in the Human Services: An Introduction for Social Work and Health Practitioners, London, Jessica Kingsley.

Sheppard, M. (2004) Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care: Mothers Coping in Adversity with Child Care, London, New York, Sydney, Jessica Kingsley.

Sheppard, M. (2001) Social Work Practice With Depressed Mothers in Child and Family Care, London, The Stationary Office.

Sheppard, M. (1995) Care Management and the New Social Work. London. Whiting and Birch. Social Care Association Education Series.

Sheppard, M. (1991) Mental Health Work in the Community: Theory and Practice in Social Work and Community Psychiatric Nursing. London. Falmer Press.

Sheppard, M. (1990) Mental Health: The Role of the Approved Social Worker. Sheffield. JUSSR. University of Sheffield Press.

Sheppard, M. (1982) Perceptions of Child Abuse: A Critique of IndividualismNorwich. Social Work Monographs. University of East Anglia Press.

Edited Volumes: Learned (Refereed) Journals

Issues in Social Work Education.

Co-editor 1990-2000: 22 editions of a length of about 130 pages. 

Social and Public Policy Review 

Co-editor from July 2008-12: 12 editions

Practice:

Associate Editor:  1998-2003

Original articles in learned (refereed) journals (most recent first)

Sheppard, M., Charles, M., Rees, P. Wheeler, M. and Williams, R (2018) Interpersonal and critical thinking capabilities in those about to enter  qualified social work: a six centre study. British Journal of Social Work, 48,7, 1855-1873

Sheppard, M. and Charles, M. (2017) Personality in those entering social work training in England: comparing women and men, European Journal of Social Work, 20:2, 288-296, DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2016.1185700

Sheppard, M (2017) The impact of quantitative research in social work, European Journal of Social Work, 22,1,4-15 

Sheppard, M. and Charles, M. (2017) A longitudinal comparative study of the experience of social work education on interpersonal and critical thinking capabilities. Social Work Education, 30, 7, 745-57

Sheppard, M. (2016) ‘The nature and extent of quantitative research in social work: a ten year study of publications in social work journals’, British Journal of Social Work, 46 (6): 1520-1536

Sheppard, M. (2015) ‘Preventive therapy and resilience promotion: an evaluation of social work led skills development group work’, Child and Family Social Work, 20,3, 288-99 

Sheppard, M and Charles, M. (2015) ‘Heart and Head: An Examination of the Relationship between the Intellectual and Interpersonal in Social Work’ British Journal of Social Work, 45(6), 1837-1854

Sheppard, M. and Charles, M. (2014) ‘Editor’s Choice: Critical Thinking and Interpersonal Dispositions in Those Commencing Social Work Training’, British Journal of Social Work  44 , 7,: 2057-2066 

Sheppard, M  (2014) Identification of depression in children’s centre users’, British Journal of Social Work, 44, 1, 117-26 

Sheppard, M. (2013) ‘An examination of the preventive process: a comparison of Behaviour and Education Support Team work with Children’s Services’, Child Abuse Review, 22, pp 116-26

Sheppard, M. (2012)  ‘Preventive orientations in children’s centres: a study of centre managers’, British Journal of Social Work, 42, 2, pp 265-83  

Sheppard, M. (2010) ‘The Parent Concerns Questionnaire: A Reliable and Valid Common Assessment Framework for Child and Family Social Care’, British Journal of Social Work., 40, pp 371-91

Sheppard, M. and Wilkinson, T. (2010) ‘Assessing family problems: an evaluation of key elements of the Children’s Review Schedule’, Children and Society, 24, 2, pp 148-59

Sheppard, M., McDonald, P. and Welbourne, P. (2010) ‘The Parent Concerns Questionnaire and Parenting Stress Index: comparison of two Common Assessment Framework-compatible assessment instruments’, Child and Family Social Work, 15, 3, pp 345-56

Sheppard, M. (2009) ‘High thresholds and prevention in children’s services. The impact of mothers’ coping strategies on outcome of child and parenting problems: six month follow up’, British Journal of Social Work. 39, 1, pp 46-64.

Sheppard, M. (2009) ‘Social Support Use as a Parental Coping Strategy: Its Impact on Outcome of Child and Parenting Problems—A Six-Month Follow-Up’, British Journal of Social Work, 39, pp 1427-1446

Sheppard, M. (2009) Social Work and Social Care Research Contribution to the Health Agenda: Mental Health. London, Social Care Institute for Excellence. http://www.scie.org.uk/news/events/healthagenda09/index.asp

Sheppard, M., McDonald, P. and Welbourne, P (2008) ‘Service users as gatekeepers in children’s centres’, Child and Family Social Work, 13, 1, pp 61-71

Sheppard, M. and Crocker, G. (2008) ‘Locus of control, coping and Proto prevention in Child and Family Care’, British Journal of Social Work, 38, 2, pp 308-322

Sheppard, M., McDonald, P. and Welbourne, P (2008) ‘Service users as gatekeepers in children’s centres’, Child and Family Social Work, 13,1, pp 61-71

Sheppard, M. and Crocker, G. (2008) ‘Locus of control, coping and Proto prevention in Child and Family Care’, British Journal of Social Work, 38, 2, pp 308-322

Sheppard, M. (2008) How Important is Prevention? High Thresholds and Outcomes for Applicants refused by Children’s Services: A Six Month Follow Up’, British Journal of Social Work, 38, 7, pp 1268-1283

Sheppard, M. and Clibbens, J. (2007)Are Children with Learning Disabilities Really ‘Children First’? A Needs and Outcome Evaluation of Policy’ Social and Public Policy Review. Online journal

http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/files/extranet/docs/SSB/Sheppard.pdf

Sheppard, M. (2005) Mothers’ coping strategies as child and family care service applicants, British Journal of Social Work, 35, pp 743-759

Sheppard, M. (2004) ‘An evaluation of social support interventions with depressed mothers’ British Journal of Social Work., 34, pp 939-960 

Sheppard, M. and Ryan, K. (2003) ‘Practitioners as rule using analysts’, British Journal of Social Work, 33, 2, pp 157-77 

Sheppard, M. (2003) The significance of past abuse to current intervention strategies with depressed mothers in child and family care. British Journal of Social Work., 33, 6, pp 769-87

Sheppard, M. (2002) Mental health and social justice: gender, race and psychological consequences of unfairness’, British Journal of Social Work, 32, pp 779-97

Woodcock, J. and Sheppard, M. (2002) ‘Double trouble: maternal depression and alcohol dependence as combined factors in child and family social work’, Children and Society, 16, pp 232-45

Sheppard, M. (2001) The design, reliability and validity of an instrument for assessing the quality of partnership between mother and social worker in child and family care, Child and Family Social Work, 6, 1, 31-47 

Sheppard, M. (2001) Depressed mothers’ experience of partnership in child and family care, British Journal of Social Work, 32, pp 93-112

Sheppard, M., Newsetad, S. Di Caccavo, A., and Ryan, K. (2001) ‘Comparative hypothesis assessment and quasi triangulation as process knowledge assessment strategies in social work practice’, British Journal of Social Work, 31, pp 863-85

Sheppard, M. (2000) The Parent Concerns Questionnaire: evaluation of a mothers’ self report instrument for the identification of problems and needs in child and family social work, Children and Society, 14, 194-206

Sheppard, M., Newstead, S., Di Caccavo, A., and Ryan, K. (2000) Reflexivity and the development of process knowledge in social work:  a classification and empirical study, British Journal of Social Work, 30, pp 465-88

Sheppard, M.(1999) Care management and information provision: towards a reasoned method of assessing the range and extent of problems and needs in child care social work, British Journal of Social Work, 29, 1, 69-97

Sheppard, M. (1999) Need as an operating concept: the case of social work with children and families, Child and Family Social Work, 4, 1, 67-77. 

Sheppard, M. (with Crocker, G.) (1999) The psychosocial ‘diagnosis’ of depression in mothers: an exploration and analysis, British Journal of Social Work.29, 3, 601-621

Sheppard, M. (1998) Social Profile, maternal depression and welfare concerns in clients of health visitors and social workers: a comparative analysis. Children and Society, 12, 125-35

Sheppard, M. (1998) Practice validity, reflexivity and knowledge for social work, British Journal of Social Work, 28, 5, 763-83

Sheppard, M. (1997) Double jeopardy: the link between child abuse and maternal depression in child and family social work, Child and Family Social Work, 2, 2, 91-109.

Sheppard, M. (1997) Depression in female health visitor consulters: social and demographic factors, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 26, 921-929

Sheppard, M. (1997) Social work practice in child and family care: a study of maternal depression. British Journal of Social Work, 27, 6, 815-47

Sheppard, M. (1997) The preconditions for a distinctive discipline of social work. Issues in Social Work Education, 17, 1, 82-89

Sheppard, M. (1996) Depression in the work of British health visitors: clinical facets, Social Science and Medicine, 43, 11, 1637-1648

Sheppard, M. (1995) Postnatal depression, child care and social support. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 5, 1, 24-47.

Sheppard, M (1995) Social work social science and practice wisdom, British Journal of Social Work. , 25, 265-93.

Sheppard, M. (1994) Maternal depression, child care and the social work role, British Journal of Social Work. 24, 33-51

Sheppard, M. (1994)  Child care, social support and maternal depression: review and application of findings. British Journal of Social Work. 24, 287-310

Sheppard, M.(1993) Client satisfaction, extended intervention and interpersonal skills, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 18, 246-259

Sheppard, M. (1993) The external context for social support: towards a theoretical formulation of social support, child care and maternal depression, Social Work and Social Sciences Review,4,1, 27-59

Sheppard, M. (1993) Theory for Approved Social Work: The Use of the Compulsory Admissions Assessment Schedule, British Journal of Social Work, 23, 231-57

Sheppard, M. (1993) Maternal depression, child care and social work: the significance for research and practice. Adoption and Fostering, 17, 2, 10-17

Sheppard, M. (1993) GP and informal network referrals to a community mental health centre: an examination of the pathway to psychiatric care, Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 4, 3, 232-255

Sheppard, M. (1992) Referral source and process of assessment: a comparative analysis of Mental Health Sections, Practice, 5, 4, 284-299

Sheppard, M.  (1992)  Client satisfaction, brief intervention and interpersonal skills, Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 3, 2, 124-150

Sheppard, M (1992) Contact and collaboration with general practitioners: a comparison of social workers and community psychiatric nurses, British Journal of Social Work, 22, 419-436

Sheppard, M. (1991) Social work, general practice and mental health sections: the social control of women, British Journal of Social Work, 21, 662-684

Sheppard, M. (1991) General practitioners’ referrals for compulsory admission under the Mental Health Act, 1: comparison with other GP mental health referrals, Psychiatric Bulletin, 16, 3, 138-140.

Sheppard, M. (1991) General Practitioners’ referrals for compulsory admission under the Mental Health Act, 11: the process of admission, Psychiatric Bulletin, 16, 3, 141-143

Sheppard, M. (1987) Dominant images of social work: A British comparison of general practitioners with and without attachment schemes, International Social Work, 30, 77-91

Sheppard, M. (1986) Primary health care workers’ views about social work, British Journal of Social Work, 16, 459-469

Sheppard, M. (1985) Communication between general practitioners and a social services department, British Journal of Social Work, 15, 25-43

Sheppard, M. (1984) General  practitioners’ use of social services. Update:  The Journal of Postgraduate General Practice, 1431-1439.

Sheppard, M. (1984) Notes on the use of social explanation to social work, Issues in Social Work Education, 4, 27-42

Sheppard, M. (1983) Referrals from general practitioners to a social services department. Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners (now British Journal of General Practice), 33, 33-40

Sheppard, M. (1981) The effects of the franchise provisions on the social and sex composition of the municipal electorate, 1882-1914, Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Labour History (now Labour History Review), 42, 19-26

Sheppard, M. and Halstead J. (1979) Labour’s municipal election performance in provincial England and Wales, 1901-1913, Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Labour History (now Labour History Review), 39-63.

Chapters in Books.

Sheppard, M. and Ryan, K. (2015)Practitioners as Rule Using Analysts: A Further Development of Process Knowledge in Social Work’ in  Social Work Research edited by Ian F Shaw (University of York, UK, University of Aalborg), Mark Hardy (University of York, UK) and Jeanne Marsh (University of Chicago), London,  SAGE Publications 

Sheppard, M., Huxley, P. and Webber, M. (2009) Mental Health Social Work’, in Briar-Lawson, K., Orme, J., Ruckdeschel, R. and Shaw, I. (eds) The Sage Handbook of Social Work Research, London, Thousand Oaks, California Sage. 

Sheppard, M. (2008) ‘Social Exclusion’, Editorial Board: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Philip Costanzo, Patrick L. Mason, Paula D. McClain, David Scott, Theresa Singleton International Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, New York, Macmillan.

Sheppard. M (2007) ‘Assessment’ in J. Lishman (ed) Handbook of Theory for Social Work Practice. London. Jessica Kingsley.

Sheppard, M. (2002) Mental health and social justice: gender, race and unfairness’. In Francis J. Turner (ed) Social Work Diagnosis in Contemporary Practice, New York, Oxford University Press

Sheppard, M. (1999) The Depression Social Assessment Schedule: design, development and use of an instrument for research and practice. In Ulas, M. (ed) Mental Health and Social Work. London. Jessica Kingsley.

Sheppard, M. (1997) The psychiatric unit. In Davies, M. (ed) The Blackwell Companion to Social Work. Oxford. Blackwell.

Sheppard, M. (1996) Primary health care: roles and relationships. In Watkins, M., Hervey, N., Carson, J. and Ritter, S. (eds) Collaborative Community Mental Health Care. London. Arnold

Sheppard, M. (1990) Social work and community psychiatric nursing. in Abbott, P. and Wallace, C. (ed) The Sociology of the Caring Professions. London. Falmer Press. 

Sheppard, M.  and Corney, R  (1989)  Social work, child care and general practice.  in Hart J and Bain, R. (ed) Child Care in General Practice. Third edition. London. Churchill Livingstone.

Articles in professional journals

Cooper, J, Sheppard, M. (2011) ‘What’s the score?’ Community Care, 7th July, pp 20-22

Sheppard, M. (2004) ‘Internal Affairs’, Care and Health Magazine. 65, May 11th, pp 25-6

Sheppard, M. (2000) ‘The depression factor’, Community Care, 23 Dec., pp 28-9.

Sheppard, M. (1991) Approved Social Work: Walking the Tightrope. Community Care, Dec. 5th. Supplement.

Sheppard, M (1990) ‘Society’s representatives’: social work and the Mental Health Act. Community Care, 19th June, 28-29. 

Sheppard, M. (1987) GPs’ reactions to social workers. Community Care, 23rd September. 19-20