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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 ...

Mastering Key Roles on Final Placements
Mastering key roles on final placements

This chapter dissects the Key Roles of interventions, risk management and professional competence contained in the National Occupational Standards for Social Work (see Chapter 1: Table 1B). Although the formal assessment of these Key Roles is reserved for final placements, it is important to note that students will be undertaking interventions, assessing risks and ...

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