If social work students are to flourish in their careers, and go beyond a basic sense of ‘competence’ in practice, it is essential to develop a sense of Professional Self. This book will help students develop critical understanding of their own social work practice, and the tools and skills required to become a professional social worker.
- Chapter 1: Professional Social Work and the Professional Social Work Identity
- Chapter 2: Being a Social Work Professional
- Chapter 3: Practising Reflexivity: Nurturing Humane Practice
- Chapter 4: Understanding Contemporary Social Work: We Need to Talk about Relationships
- Chapter 5: The Emotionally Competent Professional
- Chapter 6: The New Radical Social Work Professional?
- Chapter 7: Ethical Tensions in Social Work
- Chapter 8: Professionalism and Practice-Focused Research
- Chapter 9: Understanding Continuing Professional Development
- Chapter 10: Understanding and using Supervision in Social Work
- Chapter 11: Working with the Media
- Chapter 12: Fifty Years of Professional Regulation in Social Work Education
- Chapter 13: Professional Social Work in the Future