Social Work Practicum: Guide and Workbook for Students / Edition 3

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A unique workbook format designed to facilitate the integration of social work theory and practice during field practicum. Exposes the reader to all facets of fieldwork—social policy, agency and community contexts of practice, legal and ethical considerations, cultural diversity, evaluation of practice and more. All levels of social work practitioners and students who want to enhance their ability to integrate theory and practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205408023
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapters 2-18 include “Goals for Learning,” “Background Information,” and “Guidance and Direction.” Each chapter concludes with “Suggested Learning Activities,” “Additional Hints and Suggestions,” and “Selected Bibliography.”

Foreword by Charles Horejsi.


1. The Purpose of a Practicum.

Background information.

How to Use This Book.

How the Chapters Are Structured.

Practicum-Related Strengths: A Workbook Activity.

How Do We Learn? A Workbook Activity.

2. School, Agency, and Student Expectations.

Clarifying Expectations: A Workbook Activity.

3. Planning to Learn.

Preparing a Plan for Learning.

The Generalist Perspective and the Plan for Learning.

Planning to Learn: A Workbook Activity.

4. Getting Started.

Basic Information about Your Practicum: A Workbook Activity.

5. Using Supervision.

Using Supervision for Learning: A Workbook Activity.

6. Personal Safety.

Reducing the Risk of Harm: A Workbook Activity.

7. Communication.

Developing Communication Skills: A Workbook Activity.

8. The Agency Context of Practice.

Getting to Know Your Agency: A Workbook Activity.

9. The Community Context of Practice.

Beginning a Community Analysis: A Workbook Activity.

10. The Social Problem Context of Practice.

The Problems and Needs Addressed by Your Agency: A Workbook Activity.

11. The Social Policy Context of Practice.

Social Policy Analysis: A Workbook Activity.

12. Diversity.

Cultural Awareness in Your Agency: A Workbook Activity.

Identity and Self-Awareness:A Workbook Activity.

Cultural Factors in Client Behavior: Situations to Discuss.

13. Professional Social Work.

The Image and Impact of Social Work: A Workbook Activity.

14. Professional Ethics.

Values, Ethics, and Your Practicum: A Workbook Activity.

15. Legal Concerns.

Legal Issues and Concerns: A Workbook Activity.

16. Social Work Practice as Planned Change.

The Change Process: A Workbook Activity.

17. Evaluating Student Performance.

Examining Your Performance in the Practicum: A Workbook Activity.

18. Merging Self and Profession.

Merging Self and Profession: A Workbook Activity.

19. Looking Ahead, Leadership, and Social Justice.


Becoming the Social Worker You Want to Be.

Becoming a Leader and Seeker of Social Justice.

Becoming the Person You Want to Be.

Appendix A: Sample School-Agency Agreement.

Appendix B: Sample Learning Agreement.

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