Fieldwork in the Human Services

Author: Lesley Cooper
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741150183
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A practical guide for educators and managers involved in supervising field education. Drawing on the experience of academics, clinicians and educators from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK, the collection explores how to make the most of fieldwork experience.

Human Service Agencies

Author: Lupe A. Alle-Corliss
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN:
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This practical and personal guide alerts students to the real-world issues of agency settings--helping them make the most of their agency experience. The authors introduce students to the most salient issues in the field and facilitate the process of professional skill building and introspection that is necessary in becoming an effective helper. Case examples and exercises support and guide students through a variety of settings, client populations, and ethical and legal issues. The importance of diversity-sensitive practice is highlighted throughout the text.

Developing Fieldwork Skills

Author: Rosemary Chiaferi
Publisher: Brooks Cole
ISBN:
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Where do I fit in the organization? How can I deal effectively with my supervisors? How do I handle legal and ethical issues? These are some of the most pressing issues interns face when they make the transition from the classroom to the "real world." The authors succeed in creating a book that is thought-provoking and invaluable to human services, counseling, and social work students. The authors draw upon their years of extensive experience--Chiaferi as a psychotherapist and Griffin as a clinical social worker--to provide a first-hand, humanistic, and personable approach to the fieldwork course, effectively addressing the fears and anxieties common to individuals at various stages in their practicum experience.

The Human Services Internship Getting the Most from Your Experience

Author: Pamela Myers Kiser
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537483
Format: PDF, ePub
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An internship can be transformative, and this book helps you make sure that's the case. With THE HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP: GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE, 4th Edition as your guide, you'll make a meaningful connection between your classroom learning and fieldwork experience. This practical, hands-on text features a unique six-step model that guides you in enhancing self-awareness, integrating the knowledge and values of the profession, recognizing challenging and dissonant situations, decision-making, and follow-through. With exercises and activities designed to get you thinking reflectively about your day-to-day internship experiences right from the start, the author offers you tools to analyze and apply the lessons you've learned to your future career. Chapters focused on ethics, diversity, communication skills, stress management, and other key topics help you integrate your classroom knowledge with your experiences in the field. Supporting you through every stage of the internship process, the book explains what to expect at various points in the internship's development, offers tips for avoiding potential pitfalls, and includes examples of other students' experiences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fieldwork for Human Geography

Author: Richard Phillips
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290948
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"A highly readable and superbly fun guide to the why and how of doing fieldwork in human geography... I recommend it highly to any geographer-wannabes and practicing-geographers. The latter group, including myself, might well rediscover the fun of doing geography." - Professor Henry Yeung, National University of Singapore "An excellent introduction to the art and science of fieldwork. It makes clear that fieldwork is not just about getting out of the classroom and gaining first-hand experience of places, it is about instilling passion about those places." - Professor Stuart C. Aitken, San Diego State University "An indispensible guide to fieldwork that will enrich the practice of geography in a myriad of different ways. In particular, the diverse materials presented here will encourage students and academics alike to pursue new approaches to their work and instil a greater understanding of the conceptual and methodological breadth of their discipline." - Professor Matthew Gandy, University College London "If fieldwork is an indispensable component of geographical education then this book is equally essential to making the most of fieldwork...This book gives students the tools to realise the full potential of what, for many, is the highlight of their geography degree." - Professor Noel Castree, Manchester University Fieldwork is a core component of Human Geography degree courses. In this lively and engaging book, Richard Phillips and Jennifer Johns provide a practical guide to help every student get the most out of their fieldwork. This book: Encourages students to engage with fieldwork critically and imaginatively Explains methods and contexts Links the fieldwork with wider academic topics. It looks beyond the contents of research projects and field visits to address the broader experiences of fieldwork: working in groups, understanding your ethical position, developing skills for learning and employment and opening your eyes, ears and minds to the wider possibilities of your trip. Throughout the book, the authors present first person descriptions of field experiences and predicaments, written by fieldtrip leaders and students from around the world including the UK, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Africa.

People Studying People

Author: Robert A. Georges
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520906495
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The authors of this book demonstrate that fieldwork is first and foremost a human pursuit. They draw upon published and unpublished accounts of fieldworkers' personal experiences to develop the thesis that an appreciation of fieldwork as a unique mode of inquiry depends upon an understanding of the role the human element plays in it. They analyze the processes involved when people study people firsthand, focusing upon the recurrent human problems that arise and must be solved. The human processes and problems, they argue, are common to all fieldwork, regardless of the disciplinary backgrounds or the specific interests of individual researchers.

Advanced Practice in Human Service Agencies Issues Trends and Treatment Perspectives

Author: Lupe A. Alle-Corliss
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337027723
Format: PDF
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Lupe and Randy Alle-Corliss' book addresses the practical, hands-on field experience that every student in human services is required to explore. The authors go beyond providing a basic orientation to field course work to zero in on more in-depth skills that the advanced student must master, such as what models of therapy apply to different client populations. A journal-type format with an emphasis on self-awareness makes this book an especially useful tool, whether the student is in the classroom or out in the field in a human service agency. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Development Fieldwork

Author: Regina Scheyvens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297454
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This book provides an invaluable guide to undertaking development fieldwork in both the developing world and in western contexts. It takes you through all the key stages in development research and covers: Research design and the roles of quantitative and qualitative methods. Research using archival, textual and virtual data, along with using the internet ethically. Practical as well as personal issues, including funding, permissions, motivation and attitude. Culture shock, ethical considerations and working with marginalized, vulnerable or privileged groups, from indigenous peoples through to elites and corporations. How to write up your findings. Sensitive, engaging and accessible in tone, the text is rich in learning features; from boxed examples to bullet-pointed summaries and questions for reflection. Development Fieldwork is the perfect companion for students engaged in research across development studies, geography, social anthropology or public policy.