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Reflective Practice in Social Work

Sixth Edition


March 2023 | 256 pages | Learning Matters
Reflective practice is at the heart of becoming a competent and confident social worker. It’s both a key element of learning and development on social work courses and an important aspect of social work practice. This accessible and introductory text explores a range of approaches to reflective practice, it’s main aim being to help students become more confident in answering key questions, including 'what is reflective practice?', ‘how do I develop as a reflective practitioner?’, ‘how do I maintain reflective practice in key contexts?’.  There are sections on writing reflective journals, communicating well with service users and carers and reflective practice while on placements.
 
Part One: What is reflective practice?
Andy Mantell
Chapter 1: Reflective practice revisited
Martyn Higgins
Chapter 2: Getting started
Gill Butler
Chapter 3: Reflecting on emotion in social work
 
Part Two: Developing the reflective practitioner
Gill Constable
Chapter 4: Reflection as a catalyst in the development of personal and professional effectiveness
Andy Mantell
Chapter 5: The importance of the perspective of carers and service users
Sarah Houghton, Catherine Tucher and Denise Harvey
Chapter 6: The role of reflection in breaking the cycle of unsafe practice
Linda Bell and Chris Smethurst
Chapter 7: Gender in practice
Terry Scragg
Chapter 8: Reflective practice on placement
 
Part Three: Maintaining reflective practice
Terry Scragg
Chapter 9: Working with your Team Manager
Anita Atwa
Chapter 10: Reflective practice for interprofessional co-produced social work collaboration

Andy Mantell

Andy Mantell formerly of London South Bank University, is now Senior Lecturer Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling, University of Greenwich. 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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