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Professional Social Work

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Beschreibung

This book covers various aspects of modern, professional social work practice from concepts and ideas through to the practical realities of frontline work.

Autorentext

Mark Doel, PhD, MA (Oxon), CQSW is Research Professor of Social Work at Sheffield Hallam University. He is a registered social worker and was in practice for almost twenty years, including two separate years living and working in the US. His research focuses on groupwork, social work practice and practice education and he has an international reputation in these fields. Professor Doel is widely published. His fifteenth book, Social Work Placements: a traveller's guide (Routledge) introduces readers to Socialworkland, a travel guide approach to practice learning. Other recent books include: Educating Professionals: practice learning in health and social care (Ashgate, with Shardlow) which explores how students learn their practice in nine different professions, using a virtual local community to bring the professions together; Experiencing Social Work: learning from service users (Sage, with Best) which tells the stories of service users who have had positive experiences of social work and reflects on what we can learn from this; Using Groupwork (Routledge) and The Task-Centred Book (Routledge, with Marsh). He is co-editor of the journal Groupwork and founding co-editor of the journal, Social Policy and Social Work in Transition, published in Republic of Georgia. Mark directs a 3-year, EU-funded project to develop social work education and research in the republic of Georgia and the Ukraine and he is a consultant with UNICEF and EveryChild. He leads training workshops in practice education and groupwork. Professor Jonathan Parker is Head of Social Work and Learning Disability at Bournemouth University and, with colleagues, has developed the Centre for Social Work and Social Care Research. He is curerntly vice-chair of the Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee.



Klappentext

If social work students are to flourish in their careers, and go beyond a basic sense of 'competence' in practice, it is essential to develop a sense of Professional Self. This book will help students develop critical understanding of their own social work practice, and the tools and skills required to become a professional social worker.

It includes:

  • Chapters on practising Reflexivity and the importance of Relationships in social work
  • Contributions from leading social work academics
  • A focus on building a professional identity through learning and practice

The emphasis is on developing your professionalism, and how that journey translates into everyday practice. To help this growth there are further chapters on getting the best from continuing professional development, challenging poor practice and professionalism and ethics. Professor Jonathan Parker is Deputy Dean for Research and Enterprise and Director of the Centre for Social Work and Social Policy at Bournemouth University. He is currently conducting cross cultural research on learning and practice with colleagues in Southeast Asia. Professor Mark Doel is Professort Emeritus in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffiled Hallam University, and a registered social worker. Mark's research experience is in the fields of practice education, social work practice methods, and service user involvement.



Inhalt

Professional social work and the professional social work identity
Being a social work professional
Practising reflexivity: nurturing human practice
Understanding contemporary social work: we need to talk about relationships
The emotionally competent professional
The new radical social work professional?
Ethical tensions in social work
Professionalism and practice-focused research
Understanding continuing professional development
Understanding and using supervision in social work
Working with the media
Fifty years of professional regulation in social work education
Professional social work in the future

Produktinformationen

Titel: Professional Social Work
Editor:
EAN: 9781446260135
ISBN: 978-1-4462-6013-5
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: SAGE Publications Ltd
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 232
Gewicht: 412g
Größe: H245mm x B171mm x T13mm
Jahr: 2013