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Making the Most of Your Social Work Placement



October 2019 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

'How can I succeed in my placement?'

Your placement is a crucial part of your social work training - not only will a successful placement set you up to succeed in the rest of your degree, but it is also your chance to experience what real social work practice is like.

This practical guide will takes you step by step through your social work placement, guiding you through what you will be expected to do, and helping you to make the most of your placement. You will learn how to apply the theory and skills you've learnt in practice, to your own observations as well as to your placement portfolio, and how to gain the feedback you need. The books is packed full of hands-on advice, alongside a variety of learning features: student voices talking about their own placement experiences, chapter checklists, reflective tasks, and potential placement pitfalls and opportunities which demonstrate different ways to approach situations you may encounter on placement.

 

 
Introduction
 
Chapter One - Getting to know yourself as a learner
 
Chapter Two - Fulfilling the university process within a placement
 
Chapter Three - Establishing a relationship with your practice educator
 
Chapter Four - Cultivating a relationship with service users and carers
 
Chapter Five - Understanding your social work skills, knowledge and values in your professional practice
 
Chapter Six - Enhancing your ability to critically reflect
 
Chapter Seven - Responding positively to constructive feedback
 
Chapter Eight - Evidencing your capability on placement
 
Chapter Nine - Writing your academic assignment
 
Chapter Ten - Conclusion

A book for students and practice educators alike - general and creative ideas for successful placements.

Mrs Toni Benaton
Britannia Mill Campus, Derby University
May 2, 2019

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