Over 75 insightful illustrations highlight almost every common issue that students face in their field work and demonstrate how each situation can be handled. Clearly identified topics in each chapter guide social work students through the many pitfalls and relationships of field work, including how to enter an agency and what professional comportment looks like. A focus on key relationships (with field instructor, agency staff, faculty advisor, authority, and the all-important client relationship) helps prepare students for effective social work practice. Second and third person narration offers a personal approach to field work to keep readers engaged. Practice illustrations, examples from field programs, and guidelines help students review and master key skills. Useful strategies for dealing with the many conflicting demands of family and friends and ways of managing the effects of personal history on field work help students deal with the feelings and challenges they will encounter in the intricate relationships they must sustain with clients, field instructors, and faculty advisors.

Process Recording and Other Educational Tools

Process recording and other educational tools


The field placement experience provides a structured and systematically designed learning opportunity where the student develops social work skills and attains competencies. While classroom learning utilizes written papers, exams, and readings as educational tools, field work utilizes field instruction and process recordings as its primary learning tool for sharpening critical thinking and demonstrating competency. This chapter focuses on process recording and other formats as educational tools for the field placement experience.

Purpose of Process Recording

The major purpose of a process recording is to increase a student’s ability to reflect on an interaction from practice. The progression in writing this document facilitates the learning and teaching experience in field instruction. Reviewing a process recording in ...

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