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Breaking Out of the Box, Third Edition: Adventure-Based Field Instruction / Edition 3

Breaking Out of the Box, Third Edition: Adventure-Based Field Instruction / Edition 3

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Moving from the classroom to the field can be a daunting transition for many social work students, but Breaking Out of the Box offers experiential, adventure-based learning to help students acquire the skills essential for success. Ward and Mama stress individual decision making within a group setting, so readers develop individualized abilities as well as proficiency in group communication, group problem solving, leadership roles, and relationship building. The book uses interactive exercises to integrate cross-curriculum content, from theory to assessment to cultural competency, allowing students to obtain a new perspective as they navigate through field placement and into their professional careers.

Previous editions of Breaking Out of the Box have been celebrated for its straightforward approach and consideration of a wide range of concerns experienced by beginning social workers. In this third edition, the authors continue to incorporate a fun and informal tone, and maintain accessibility to readers. The book emphasizes the importance and potential of alternative learning methods through the use of hands-on activities. Exercises allow students to learn by doing so they can get comfortable using the necessary tools, knowledge, techniques, and theories of social work.

Updated material includes "Thoughts to Ponder" reflective text boxes, guidelines for safety, new content on macro practice, and more! The instructor's manual provides a detailed guide for each classroom activity including preparation, presentation, variations, objectives, and review questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190615611
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 190,757
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kelly Ward (PhD, Fordham University; MSW, Rutgers University; BSW, Eastern Michigan University) is professor and founding director of St. Joseph College of Maine's BSW program. She taught at Monmouth University for over 20 years, and was named Monmouth's Teacher of the Year in 2008.

Robin Sakina Mama (PhD, MLSP, MSS, Bryn Mawr College; BSW, College Misericordia) is professor and dean of social work at Monmouth University. She received the Jane Addams Award in 2005 for her contributions to social work and was named Teacher of the Year in 2000 at Monmouth University.

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Field
1 Getting Started
2 Building Professional Relationships
3 Teamwork: Your Supervisor and You
4 Developing the Professional Persona
5 Expectations and Stereotypes
6 Communication: Building Bridges, Not Walls
7 Insight into Your Client's Perceptions
8 Put It in Writing!
9 Pick a Theory, Any Theory
10 Intervention Planning
11 Finding Your Place in the Agency
12 Boundaries: The Invisible Lines of Trust
13 Difficult Issues and Difficult Clients
14 Self-Evaluation
15 Termination and Evaluation of Client Progress
Appendix A: Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers
Appendix B: Code of Ethics 2005: CASW Canadian Association of Social Workers
Appendix C: Guidelines for Ethical Practice 2005
Appendix D: Monmouth University Psychosocial Assessment
Appendix E: Monmouth University Process Recording Outlines
Appendix F: UN Declaration of Human Rights
Appendix G: Home Safety Checklist
Appendix H: Community Assessment.

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