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Social Work Practice Learning

Social Work Practice Learning

© 2014 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book provides essential knowledge and skills to address all the new social work education requirements for placements and practice learning. It will help you successfully pass your compulsory social work placement whilst meeting the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Workers and developing their professional practice.

Giving examples of the PCF plus clear exercises, strategies and tips, the book:

-Introduces your students to social work in the context of contemporary reforms.

-Takes you through each stage of the new placement structure explaining supervision, reflective practice and critical thinking in social work.

-Addresses trouble shooting and problem solving on placement.

-Helps you prepare for complex casework with individuals, families, groups and communities; address risk in social work; and engage with diverse groups and communities.

By using this book, you'll be armed with the tools you need to get the most out of your placement.

David Edmondson is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University

The Idea of Social Work: A Brief Introduction
The New Professional Capabilities Framework and Revised Placement Structure
Planning and Beginning your Placement
Understanding Values and Ethics
Translating Values and Ethics into Practice
Assessment and Evidencing your Practice Learning
Introducing Risk in the Context of Social Work Practice Learning
Using Supervision, Reflective Practice and Critical Thinking
Understanding Problem Solving
Getting Ready for Professional Practice

A lively and engaging book which can be viewed as a supportive text for students as they embark upon their practice placements.

Miss Jackie Yaskey
Social Work and Health Development, University of Greenwich
May 5, 2015

A key text for social work practice.

Ms Jackie Yaskey
Social Work and Health Development, University of Greenwich
March 12, 2015

I have recommended this book to students preparing for placement and practice educators. It gives practical, common sense advice about the nature and purpose of placements, and helps to reassure all concerned that they are able to successfully complete this challenging aspect of social work training.

Mr Richard Brook
Social Work & Psychosocial Studies, University of East Anglia
February 25, 2015

This is a uesful text with practical and detailed information to support student learning on placement.

Ms Olwen Summerscales
Social Work, Ruskin College Oxford
February 18, 2015

The book is a good learning companion for students, practitioners and educators alike as it provides diverse approaches to practice and helps to link it to theory, especially in identifying the Professional Capabilities Framework. It provides some useful and effective exercises in preparation for placements.

Social Work , Canterbury Christ Church University
December 10, 2014

Timely book offering students embarking on practice placements a good overview of key areas if practice and skill.
Linkage to the PCF is great for students trying to get their head around what each domain means.
Text simple and inclusive.

Miss Akilah Moseley
Social therapeutic & community studies , Goldsmiths College
December 9, 2014

This is a useful and engaging book for students to access prior to and while on placement.

Dr Gillian Constable
Division of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University
November 13, 2014

Excellent read giving the background context to social work leading into the contemporary requirements of today's practice. The active rites a usefully spaced to enable the reader to to consider issues and extend their learning. A book that I shall use with student

Lesley Parish
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
September 21, 2014

Useful resource for students - taking an overview and increasing understanding of the PCF. Helpful materials around planning and organisation and useful supervision tools. A user friendly book with cross referencing, elinks and check lists.

Ms Mary Mustoe
Faculty of Social Sciences, Univ. of East Anglia
June 25, 2014

This book is ideal for the final year social work students as it offers realistic and common sense advice and guidance. The key factor in recommending this book is that it is current.

Ms Stephanie Jones
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
March 27, 2014

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