Reflective Practice in Social Work / Edition 2

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Overview

Reflective practice is a key element of learning and development on social work courses and it is an important aspect of social work practice. This accessible and introductory text explores a range of approaches to reflective practice that will help students become more confident in answering the question 'what is reflective practice?' There are sections on writing reflective journals, communicating well with service users and carers and reflective practice while on placements.

Written in three parts, this essential guide starts with a broad exploration of reflection, drawing on key texts that have informed its development. It then moves on to real practice issues including the management of social work practice and interprofessional working. Finally, part three looks at maintaining reflective practice and how to use these skills during your time as a social worker. Fully updated with the Professional Capabilities Framework, this third edition is a must-have for all social work students at the beginning of their careers.

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"Clear to read, good use of case studies, is a practical text and not too much jargon. This is a text which can be used throughout the three years and I can go back to it again and again. A good introductory text." Lecturer - University of Winchester
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844453641
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Knott is a former Head of the School of Social Studies at the University of Chichester. She has been involved in social work and social work education for many years, including establishing the Diploma in Social Work at Chichester in 1990. Christine is now retired.

Terry Scragg is a visiting fellow in the School of Social Studies at the University of Chichester and was previously Principal Lecturer in Management responsible for postgraduate programmes for health and social care managers. He is a qualified social worker and prior to working in higher education held practitioner and managerial roles in social services departments.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: WHAT IS REFLECTIVE PRACTICE?
Reflective Practice Revisited
Getting Started
Reflecting on emotion in social work
PART TWO: DEVELOPING THE REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER
Reflection as a catalyst in the development of personal and professional effectiveness
The importance of the perspective of carers and service users
Reflection and avoiding professional dangerousness
Gender and reflective practice
Reflective practice on placement
PART THREE: MAINTAINING REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
Working with your manager
Reflective practice for collaborative working

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