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Becoming a Social Worker explores the journey of becoming a social worker. It is based upon the experiences of social work students themselves and therefore provides a unique 'inside-out' perspective. By showing that personal, professional and political elements are interwoven in students' journeys, the author demonstrates that integrating these elements is vital to critical reflection and relationship-based social work. Content includes social work theory, therapeutic and risk-management interventions, emotional and ethical aspects of practice, political and cultural contexts of practice, and issues around supervision and assessment. The book also:
This is important reading across a range of modules and will be particularly valuable for new students and students on placement.
PART ONE : BECOMING A SOCIAL WORKER IN TRAINING
Social Work in the United Kingdom
Studying Social Work at University
Practising under Supervision in the Community
PART TWO: INTEGRATING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND VALUES
'Why Do We Need Theory or Research?!'
'What Do They Mean by Practice Wisdom?'
Mastering Key Roles on Initial Placements
Mastering Key Roles on Final Placements
Ethics and Emotions: Developing Socio-Emotional Intelligence
Politics and Cultures: Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity
PART THREE: BECOMING A NEWLY QUALIFIED PRACTITIONER
Navigating Your Way Through Assessments
Establishing a Career Pathway