Reflective Practice in Social Work / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Reflective practice is at the heart of becoming a competent and confident social worker. It’s both a key element of learning and development on social work courses and an important aspect of social work practice. This accessible and introductory text explores a range of approaches to reflective practice that aims to help students become more confident in answering key questions, including 'what is reflective practice?', ‘how do I develop as a reflective practitioner?’, ‘how do I maintain reflective practice in key contexts?’. There are sections on writing reflective journals, communicating well with service users and carers and reflective practice while on placements.
About the Author
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.
Table of ContentsIntroductionWHAT IS REFLECTIVE PRACTICE?Reflective Practice Revisited - Christine Knott Getting Started - Christine Knott and Jan Spafford Reflecting on emotion in social work - Gill Butler DEVELOPING THE REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONERReflection as a catalyst in the development of personal and professional effectiveness - Gill Constable The importance of the perspective of carers and service users - Andy Mantell Reflection and avoiding professional dangerousness - Sandra Wallis ‘Doing gender’ in social work practice - Chris Smethurst Reflective practice on placement - Terry Scragg MAINTAINING REFLECTIVE PRACTICEWorking with your manager - Terry Scragg Reflective practice for collaborative working - Janet McCray ConclusionAppendix 1: Professional Capabilities FrameworkAppendix 2: Subject Benchmark for Social Work