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Surviving your Social Work Placement (2nd Edition)

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14 February 2014

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27 January 2014

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This clear and concise textbook is an invaluable guide for students embarking on their social work placements. Packed with tips, quotes, activities and illustrations, it offers coherent advice on how to get the best out of...

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This clear and concise textbook is an invaluable guide for students embarking on their social work placements. Packed with tips, quotes, activities and illustrations, it offers coherent advice on how to get the best out of practice learning opportunities, as well as an insight into students' perspectives for practice assessors, lecturers and practitioners. Following the process of placement, the book guides students through their preparation for practice placement modules by presenting helpful ideas and practical advice on how to overcome potential challenges and make the most of the opportunities offered to students on their placements.

Written by experienced academics, this is an essential companion for students at any stage in their social work course, as well as those studying other areas of health and social care practice.

 

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Packed with activities and other opportunities for reflection, so that students feel prepared and have realistic expectations of themselves and others

A lively, easy-to-follow narrative that speaks directly to students' needs and anxieties

Thought-provoking exercises and activities in each chapter to help students gain a deeper understanding of the issues associated with social work practice

Suggestions for further reading and web-based resources for those wishing to expand their knowledge on the ideas presented in each chapter

1. Getting Started
2. Learning for Practice
3. Using Theory and Knowledge in Practice
4. Values and Ethics in Practice
5. Keeping Service Users Central to your Learning and Practice
6. Making the Most of Supervision
7. Being Assessed
8. Managing Stress on Placement
9. Troubleshooting
10. Moving on From Your Placement.
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Robert Lomax is Staff Tutor, HSC South West Region for The Open University, UK.

Karen Jones is Professional Lead and Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England, UK. She is the co-author of Best Practice in Social Work, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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Robert Lomax is Staff Tutor, HSC South West Region for The Open University, UK.

Karen Jones is Professional Lead and Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England, UK. She is the co-author of Best Practice in Social Work, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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