This book addresses contemporary themes in the professional education of social workers. The contributors raise important questions about the nature and purpose of professional social work practice in a modern, changing and complex society.
Margaret Yelloly was Tavistock Clinic Professor of Social Work at Brunel University. Mary Henkel is Reader in the Department of Government at Brunel University.
Introduction. Part 1. Professional Education in Social Work. 1. Models of Professionalism. 2. The Nature and Aims of Professional Education for Social Workers: A Postmodern Perspective. 3. Professional Competence and Higher Education. 4. Conceptions of Knowledge and Social Work Education. Part 2. Emerging Theory for Practice. 5. The Intersubjective Mind: Family Pattern, Family Therapy and Individual Meaning. 6. From Subjectivity towards Realism: Child Obvservation and Social Work. 7. Anti-racism and Modernism. 8. Creativity and Child Protection Social Work. Part 3. Learning Processes and the Learning Environment. 9. Who Cares if the Room is Cold? Practicalities, Projections and the Trainer's Authority. 10. Learning through Supervision: A Systemic Approach. 11. Working Together in Child Protection: Some Issues for Multidisciplinary Training from a Psychodynamic Perspective. 12. Great Expectations? Personal, Professional and Institutional Agendas in Advanced Training. List of Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.
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