9780205769445

Social Work Practicum. The A Guide and Workbook for Students

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205769445

  • ISBN10:

    0205769446

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/7/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

TheSocial Work Practicum: A Guide and Workbook for Studentsoffers a unique integrative format designed to help students develop social work competencies through the planful application of academic learning to practicum experiences. By providing a summary of professional knowledge needed for social work practice in a variety of topic areas, and leading students through guided experiences and workbook questions, the book offers numerous opportunities for students to gain a professional identity, integrate theory with practice, and acquire the core competencies needed for social work practice. Each chapter highlights Council on Social Work Education core competencies relevant to that chapter.

Author Biography

Cynthia L. Garthwait

Professor and BSW Program Director, School of Social Work, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Table of Contents

Foreword by David Schantz

 

Preface

 

Chapter 1    The Purpose of a Practicum

Background and Context

How to Use This Book

How the Chapters Are Structured

Practicum-Related Strengths: A Workbook Activity

How Do We Learn? A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 2    School, Agency, and Student Expectations

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Clarifying Expectations: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 3    Planning to Learn Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Preparing a Plan for Learning

The Generalist Perspective and the Plan for Learning

Guidance and Direction

Planning to Learn: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 4     Getting Started

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Basic Information about Your Practicum: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 5    Learning from Supervision

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Using Supervision for Learning: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 6    Personal Safety

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Reducing the Risk of Harm: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 7   Communication

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Developing Communication Skills: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 8    The Agency Context of Practice

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Agency Analysis: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 9    The Community Context of Practice

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Beginning a Community Analysis: A Working Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 10     The Social Problem Context of Practice

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

The Problems and Needs Addressed by Your Agency: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 11    The Social Policy Context of Practice

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Social Policy Analysis: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 12    Diversity

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Cultural Awareness in Your Agency: A Workbook Activity

Identity and Self-Awareness: A Workbook Activity

Diversity in Client Behavior: Situations to Discuss

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 13    Professional Social Work

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

The Image and Impact of Social Work: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 14    Social Work Ethics

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Values, Ethics, and Your Practicum: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 15    Legal Concerns

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Legal Issues and Concerns: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 16    Social Work Practice as Planned Change

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

The Change Process: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 17    Evaluating Practice

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Examining Your Performance in the Practicum: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 18    Merging Self and Profession

Goals for Learning

Background and Context

Guidance and Direction

Merging Self and Profession: A Workbook Activity

Suggested Learning Activities

Additional Suggestions and Hints

Selected Bibliography

 

Chapter 19    Leadership and Social Justice

Becoming the Social Worker You Want to Be

Becoming a Leader and a Seeker of Social Justice

Becoming the Person You Want to Be

Selected Bibliography

 

Appendix: Sample Learning Agreement

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