Hack: Sex, Drugs, and Scandal from Inside the Tabloid Jungle by Graham Johnson

By Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson was once a fresh-faced journalist with an ambition to wreck the massive information tales and make his identify as a celeb reporter while a proposal got here in to paintings at a number one tabloid... he couldn't say no. immediately, he discovered himself drawn right into a global of sleaze, spin and corruption - the place bending the legislation used to be justifiable searching for the big-selling tale and bending the reality was once the norm.

Against his larger judgement, Graham came across his area of interest during this new global and, what's extra, he chanced on that he was once stable at it. In his time initially the inside track of the realm then the Sunday reflect, he made a reputation for himself as a guy who may well carry the tale, it doesn't matter what - a type of tabloid terrorist who rifled via celebrity's garbage boxes, staked out politicians' inn rooms, and paid-up web page 3 women to seduce Premiership footballers, all within the identify of scoring a front-page story.

Hack is a compelling and intoxicating tale of 1 man's time within the tabloid jungle - a global that during its heady mixture of intercourse, medicinal drugs and informal immorality is corresponding to the town - and the way he finally kept himself.

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Some of the work will translate very directly into social work practice; other chapters provide a framework of understanding which will need to be adapted to the social work task. The chapter on using this book suggests possible applications of some of the ideas and practices discussed in the chapters. The rest of this chapter summarises areas of Freud’s thinking which remain fundamental to the psychoanalytic approach. It also introduces key ideas and recent developments in modern British psychoanalytic thinking which are particularly relevant to social work.

By this point in time it was expected that anyone wanting to work as an analyst should have an analysis themselves, an acceptance that analysts were no different to their patients and needed to know about themselves to be able to tackle the problems of their patients. Although Abraham was a follower of Freud he was already beginning to modify some of Freud’s ideas, for example he placed more emphasis on the importance of the mother. Unlike Freud, Abraham was also a psychiatrist and was not afraid to tackle the analysis of psychotic patients, he was able to support Klein as her work with young children led her into disturbing areas of the mind.

However, this does not, and should not, mean that the EBP principles are adopted uncritically and that critical appraisal of the EBP objectives should be dropped. Psychoanalytic theory for social work practice 20 On the whole, the RCT method does not easily apply to assessing effectiveness in psycho-social interventions, which are of necessity complex and operating in an ambiguous social field. Indeed it can be argued that these kinds of research intervention, in social work, are highly inappropriate since they reduce the field of change beyond an acceptable level.

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