Reflective Practice in Social Work

Author: Christine Knott
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473967813
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reflective practice is at the heart of becoming a competent and confident social worker. It’s both a key element of learning and development on social work courses and an important aspect of social work practice. This accessible and introductory text explores a range of approaches to reflective practice that aims to help students become more confident in answering key questions, including 'what is reflective practice?', ‘how do I develop as a reflective practitioner?’, ‘how do I maintain reflective practice in key contexts?’. There are sections on writing reflective journals, communicating well with service users and carers and reflective practice while on placements.

Reflective Practice for Social Workers

Author: Linda Bruce
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335244092
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Reflective practice is at the heart of becoming a competent and confident social work professional. This book demystifies the reflective process and provides a straight forward knowledge base to enhance professional development.

Learning and Teaching in Social Work

Author: Margaret Yelloly
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853022371
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book addresses contemporary themes in the professional education of social workers. The contributors raise important questions about the nature and purpose of professional social work practice in a modern, changing and complex society.

Reflective Practice in Social Work

Author: Andy Mantell
Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
ISBN: 9781526445674
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reflective practice is at the heart of becoming a competent and confident social worker. It′s both a key element of learning and development on social work courses and an important aspect of social work practice.This accessible and introductory text explores a range of approaches to reflective practice to help students become more confident in answering key questions, including ′what is reflective practice?′, ′how do I develop as a reflective practitioner?′ and ′how do I maintain reflective practice in key contexts?′. There are many useful resources such as Writing reflective journals, Communicating well with service users and carers and Reflective practice while on placements.

Developing Reflective Practice

Author: Martyn, Helen
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861342381
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This text employs a 'bottom-up' approach to learning. Examples of social work practice with children and families are presented, providing real-life illustrations of the dilemmas and challenges facing practitioners.

Reflective Social Work Practice

Author: Manohar Pawar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316124177
Format: PDF
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Reflective Social Work Practice demonstrates how social workers can creatively and consciously combine 'thinking, doing and being' when working with individuals, families, groups, communities and organisations, and when undertaking research. It discusses conceptual and theoretical aspects of reflective practice and presents a new, cohesive reflective social work practice model. It explores the themes of thinking (theory), doing (practice) and being (virtues). By defining 'being' in terms of virtues, the authors provide new perspectives for improved learning and practice in social work. Each chapter features reflective exercises, examples, review questions and activities to engage and challenge readers. Extended case studies throughout illustrate how a holistic approach to social work can enhance practice and enrich the quality of services delivered to people and communities. Written by authors with extensive professional experience in social work, Reflective Social Work Practice is an invaluable resource for social work, human services and welfare students, educators and practitioners alike.

Social Work Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

Author: Mark Baldwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317053265
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A critical characteristic of human service organizations is their capacity to learn from experience and to adapt continuously to changing external conditions such as downward pressure on resources, constant reconfiguration of the welfare state and rapidly changing patterns of social need. This invaluable, groundbreaking volume discusses in detail the concept of the learning organization, in particular its relevance to social work and social services. Contributors join together from across Europe, North America and Australia to explore the development of the learning organization within social work contexts and its use as a strategic tool for meeting problems of continuous learning, supervision and change. The volume addresses a range of important topics, from strategies for embedding learning and critical reflection in the social work learning organization, to the implications of the learning organization for the new community-based health and social care agenda.

Reflective Practice

Author: Alessandro Sicora
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447325222
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learning from professional errors in social work is vital for successful reflective practice. With plenty of practice examples and questions for reflection, this is essential reading for social work students, practitioners and managers.

Social Work and Domestic Violence

Author: Lesley Laing
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290999
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Domestic violence affects all areas of social work. This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims, their families and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It provides students with knowledge of theory, research and policy to put directly in practice across a variety of legal and service-user contexts. Topics covered include: Child protection Interprofessional collaboration The policy and legal context Working with women Working with men Each chapter begins with a case study and concludes with reflective questions to highlight practice dilemmas and challenge students to reflect critically. Further reading from a rich range of sources guides readers to expand their knowledge. This book will be valuable reading for students studying domestic violence, child protection, and family social work, as well as practitioners of Social Work.

Post Qualifying Child Care Social Work

Author: Gillian Ruch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446244385
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`The first text to systematically address the learning needs of post-qualifying child care social workers. Soundly organized and engagingly written with useful summaries and reflective exercises for students, it is a very fine text that will be widely used' - Nick Pike, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, University of Gloucestershire This textbook provides an overview of the Post Qualifying Child Care Award in social work. Written in response to recent policy and training guidelines, it provides the underpinning knowledge for candidates following the Post Qualifying curriculum. It helps child care social workers acquire and develop the breadth of knowledge and understanding that characterise best practice. Key features include: - Chapters on reflective collaborative and critical practice; child development; child observation; case management and managing risk; working in partnership with children and families; inter-professional working and practice education - Links to the relevant post qualifying standards for social work - Contributions from a team of practice assessors and programme candidates - A practice-based approach - clearly links theory, research and practice - An inter-professional perspective - Case studies, activities and points for reflection that encourage the reader to develop ways of challenging and improving their own practice. The book equips social workers with the relevant training, knowledge and skills to improve the quality of services and their delivery. With an emphasis upon continuing professional development, this text is suitable for social workers studying for the Child Care Award, those already in practice and other social care professionals working with children.