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Reflective Practice in Social Work

Reflective Practice in Social Work

Third Edition
Edited by:

August 2013 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
Reflective practice is a key element of learning and development on social work courses and it is an important aspect of social work practice. This accessible and introductory text explores a range of approaches to reflective practice that will help students become more confident in answering the question 'what is reflective practice?' There are sections on writing reflective journals, communicating well with service users and carers and reflective practice while on placements.

Written in three parts, this essential guide starts with a broad exploration of reflection, drawing on key texts that have informed its development. It then moves on to real practice issues including the management of social work practice and interprofessional working. Finally, part three looks at maintaining reflective practice and how to use these skills during your time as a social worker. Fully updated with the Professional Capabilities Framework, this third edition is a must-have for all social work students at the beginning of their careers.
Reflective Practice Revisited
Getting Started
Reflecting on emotion in social work
Reflection as a catalyst in the development of personal and professional effectiveness
The importance of the perspective of carers and service users
Reflection and avoiding professional dangerousness
Gender and reflective practice
Reflective practice on placement
Working with your manager
Reflective practice for collaborative working

Still a useful text for all students undertaking the SW courses it spans reflective thinking/learning in all areas of practice.

Mrs Nieca Elizabeth Boynton
Department of Social Sciences, Hull University
October 27, 2015

A good useful overview providing social work students with an up-to-date application of critical professional reflection from which they can further extend their studies in dpeth

Dr Andy Wills
School of Social Work, University of Plymouth
June 30, 2015

This book covers key theories that underpin reflective practice and it's development in this sector. Learning is also supported through practical activities which help the student to further explore and enhance reflective skills.

Ms Siobhan Fogarty
Humanities , Waterford Institute of Technology
June 8, 2015

This book is very useful when beginning to think about reflection when in practice. It allows people to gain an insight into theory of reflection at a basic level. A well recommended read.

Mr Michael Hunter
School of Education, Social Work &, Dundee University
March 31, 2015

very useful

Mrs Jane Scutt
Social Work, Sunderland University
February 23, 2015

Accessible and a great resource in helping students think holistically about reflective practice. I'm always keen to see more books that look at reflection.

Mrs Kerry Fidler
School of Social Work, University of Leicester
February 16, 2015

It's a very useful book for those, who just starting using reflective practice. It contains great examples and overviews of major theorist that are essential for reflective journal

Ms Irena Loveikaite
Department of Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology
February 5, 2015

Central reading for all aspects of social work education.

Mr Luke Tibbits
Social Work , Birmingham City University
December 9, 2014

This book provides good insight into the significance of reflection for social workers. It is informative and up to date assisting understanding of theories of reflection but also making links to practice.

Mrs Lana Burroughs
Applied Social Studies, Bedfordshire University
October 10, 2014

I always recommend this valuable and well written text to our social work students who are preparing for their first practice placement.

Ms Sally Riggall
Fac of Health, Life and Social Science, Lincoln University
October 7, 2014

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Christine Knott

Christine Knott is a former Head of the School of Social Studies at the University of Chichester. She has been involved in social work and social work education for many years, including establishing the Diploma in Social Work at Chichester in 1990. Christine is now retired. More About Author

Terry Scragg

Terry Scragg is an Independent Practice Educator and was formerly Principal Lecturer in Social Work, University of Chichester. More About Author

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