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Surviving your Social Work Placement: Second Edition

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Placements are a key part of social work training. They can be one of the most challenging things you do. But for many students they are also the most rewarding and invigorating aspect of learning. They are your chance to put academic learning into practice and actually 'do' some social work. They are also an opportunity to link up with other practitioners and learn from their wealth of experience.

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Overview

Placements are a key part of social work training. They can be one of the most challenging things you do. But for many students they are also the most rewarding and invigorating aspect of learning. They are your chance to put academic learning into practice and actually 'do' some social work. They are also an opportunity to link up with other practitioners and learn from their wealth of experience.

From the beginning of your first placement to the end of your final one, this book will:
¦ answer many of your questions and concerns
¦ provide practical tips, exercises and advice to build your confidence and enable you to take control of your learning
¦ support you in developing professionally, including dealing with difficult situations should these arise
¦ help to improve your critical thinking skills and your skill in practising reflectively.

Surviving Your Social Work Placement is written in a straightforward, down-to-earth style, by authors with extensive experience of social work education and practice. It draws directly on the advice of past and present social work students. This is a book you will returban to again and again as a rich source of ideas and guidance at any stage of your social work training.

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REVIEWS OF FIRST EDITION:

"A tutor in a book. A helpful and practical guide, responding and answering the many questions students ask time and time again!" - Andrea Collins, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire, UK

"Practical and easy to use. It gives students the opportunity to develop and continue the process of self-reflection." - Jacqueline Smith, Head of the Centre for the Development of Social Care Practice at the University of Bedfordshire, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137328229
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/14/2014
  • Edition description: Second Edition,New Edition,2nd edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Lomax is Staff Tutor, HSC South West Region for The Open University, UK.

Karen Jones is Professional Lead and Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England, UK. She is the co-author of Best Practice in Social Work, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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Table of Contents

1. Getting Started
2. Learning for Practice
3. Using Theory and Knowledge in Practice
4. Values and Ethics in Practice
5. Keeping Service Users Central to your Learning and Practice
6. Making the Most of Supervision
7. Being Assessed
8. Managing Stress on Placement
9. Troubleshooting
10. Moving on From Your Placement

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