This book provides essential knowledge and skills to address all the new social work education requirements for placements and practice learning. It will help you successfully pass your compulsory social work placement whilst meeting the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Workers and developing their professional practice.
Giving examples of the PCF plus clear exercises, strategies and tips, the book:
-Introduces your students to social work in the context of contemporary reforms.
-Takes you through each stage of the new placement structure explaining supervision, reflective practice and critical thinking in social work.
-Addresses trouble shooting and problem solving on placement.
-Helps you prepare for complex casework with individuals, families, groups and communities; address risk in social work; and engage with diverse groups and communities.
By using this book, you'll be armed with the tools you need to get the most out of your placement.
David Edmondson is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University
David was until recently a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has research interests in social work and film, mental health, mental health and policing, social work history and practice. He worked for many years as a qualified mental health social worker and service manager in central Manchester. His previous book, Social Work Practice Learning was published by SAGE in 2014.
The Idea of Social Work: A Brief Introduction The New Professional Capabilities Framework and Revised Placement Structure Planning and Beginning your Placement Understanding Values and Ethics Translating Values and Ethics into Practice Assessment and Evidencing your Practice Learning Introducing Risk in the Context of Social Work Practice Learning Using Supervision, Reflective Practice and Critical Thinking Understanding Problem Solving Getting Ready for Professional Practice