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Becoming a Social Worker
A Guide for Students



November 2010 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Becoming a Social Worker explores the journey of becoming a social worker. It is based upon the experiences of social work students themselves and therefore provides a unique 'inside-out' perspective. By showing that personal, professional and political elements are interwoven in students' journeys, the author demonstrates that integrating these elements is vital to critical reflection and relationship-based social work. Content includes social work theory, therapeutic and risk-management interventions, emotional and ethical aspects of practice, political and cultural contexts of practice, and issues around supervision and assessment. The book also:

  • includes introductions, real-life case study exercises, points for reflection, diagrams and tables, further reading and resources
  • equips new students to reflect upon their own journeying and to learn more effectively from modules and placements
  • provides case study material on all aspects of placements such as meeting Key Roles and value requirements
  • covers career pathways for final year students, including guidance on dealing with job interviews and occupational stress

This is important reading across a range of modules and will be particularly valuable for new students and students on placement.


 
PART ONE : BECOMING A SOCIAL WORKER IN TRAINING
 
Social Work in the United Kingdom
 
Students' Journeys
 
Studying Social Work at University
 
Practising under Supervision in the Community
 
PART TWO: INTEGRATING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND VALUES
 
'Why Do We Need Theory or Research?!'
 
'What Do They Mean by Practice Wisdom?'
 
Mastering Key Roles on Initial Placements
 
Mastering Key Roles on Final Placements
 
Ethics and Emotions: Developing Socio-Emotional Intelligence
 
Politics and Cultures: Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity
 
PART THREE: BECOMING A NEWLY QUALIFIED PRACTITIONER
 
Navigating Your Way Through Assessments
 
Establishing a Career Pathway

A very good clear book. Excellent!

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
BA (HONS) Degree in Social Work, North East Worcestershire College
December 16, 2010

The book is research based which make is authoritive in its field. It provides good insight into the reasons behind the varoious components and stages of the qualification process, ideal for undergraduate and foundation level social work students

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
December 7, 2010
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