This book provides essential knowledge and skills to address all the new social work education requirements for placements and practice learning. It will help your students successfully pass their compulsory social work placement whilst meeting the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Workers and developing their professional practice.

Understanding Problem Solving

Understanding problem solving
Donna O‘Neill

Overview and Learning Outcomes

This chapter will cover:

  • Problems and problem solving on placement.
  • Preventative strategies to help you on placement.

By the end of Chapter 9 you will be able to:

  • Devise useful strategies and approaches to deal with difficulties and problems that may arise on placement.

Introduction to Chapter 9

Social work students often report that their placement is an exciting event they are really looking forward to starting. This is good, but it can also sometimes feel a daunting prospect. All of a sudden, you are leaving the classroom and now have to try to put what you have learned in class into practice.

As well as starting your placement, you will find yourself busy trying to quickly orientate yourself to the geographical ...

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