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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Surviving your Social Work Placement

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137328229
Publication Date February 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This concise, well-priced book is just perfect for social work students preparing for and undertaking placement. Full of tips, quotes, activities and illustrations, it offers clear advice on how to get the best out of practice learning opportunities, as well as insight into students' perspectives for practice assessors, lecturers and practitioners.

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.

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.


"A tutor in a book. A helpful and practical guide, responding and answering the many questions students ask time and time again!" - Andrea Collins, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Faculty of Sport, Health andSocial Care, University of Gloucestershire, UK. Review of a previous edition. "Practical and easy to use. It gives students the opportunity to develop and continue the process of self-reflection." - Jacqueline Smith, Head of the Centre for the Development of Social Care Practice at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. Review of a previous edition.
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