Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice
- Patricia Higham - Nottingham Trent University, UK
Social Work Practice
The book will:
" Increase social workers' knowledge for practice
" Help social workers to explore values dilemmas
" Encourage reflection on their practice
" Use critical self-appraisal to construct different ways of thinking about and doing social work
" Enable social workers to build confidence in their professional identity
" Move from competence to increased capability and to expertise
" Promote learning and career development.
This book examines core assumptions about post qualifying practice - that values and relationships (including partnerships with service users) are essential to good practice, that social workers will work in diverse organisational structures and that social workers in the United Kingdom should become aware of European models of social work.
An interesting book which covers some of the key areas for PQ social work including values, theory, ethics and reflective practice.
The chapter on frameworks will now require updating due to the introduction of the PCF.
Valuable for lecturing on PQ courses as well as for research on CPD in social work.
The content of book seems to be mostly relevant for the english system and not so relevant in Norwegian child welfare
An excellent book to compliment the taught input on the PQ award for social workers. Useful inputs from current practice accross the specialisms.
A realistic approach for post qualifying students and the issues they face in the changing Post qualifying landscape.
useful book that addresses the complexities of practice
Good general text for post qualifying social work. Lack of depth in some areas means that it has limited use for study at M level