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Surviving Your Social Work Placement [Paperback]

Robert Lomax , Karen Jones , Sarah Leigh , Chris Gay
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19 Mar 2010 0230221890 978-0230221895 1

Placements are a key part of social work training. They can be one of the most challenging things you do. But for many students they are also the most rewarding and invigorating aspect of learning. They are your chance to put academic learning into practice and actually 'do' some social work. They are also an opportunity to link up with other practitioners and learn from their wealth of experience.

From the beginning of your first placement to the end of your final one, this book will:
■ answer many of your questions and concerns
■ provide practical tips, exercises and advice to build your confidence and enable you to take control of your learning
■ support you in developing professionally, including dealing with difficult situations should these arise
■ help to improve your critical thinking skills and your skill in practising reflectively.

Surviving Your Social Work Placement is written in a straightforward, down-to-earth style, by authors with extensive experience of social work education and practice. It draws directly on the advice of past and present social work students. This is a book you will return to again and again as a rich source of ideas and guidance at any stage of your social work training.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (19 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230221890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230221895
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 18.8 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'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& Social Care, University of Gloucestershire, UK

'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

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This engaging and encouraging guide covers everything that a student needs for preparing and undertaking the huge challenge of their social work placement

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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for social work students! 8 Nov 2010
By Rachel
Format:Paperback
I am a 3rd year Social Work student currently on my second placement and I was very pleased when I came across this book. The first 2 chapters are very helpful in explaining how to get the most out of your placement, I certainly wish I had something as useful as this before I went on my first placement as it would have made it a lot easier!

When you are on placement it can feel like there is a lot expected from you and it is very easy to stress yourself out but this book clearly identifies ways of to manage your placement and take control of your learning. I particularly found it helpful when it discusses theories and how to implement them in your practice. It also includes models and short exercises to help you make sense of theories, values, interventions etc.

This book would be helpful for everyone at different stages, I'm sure I will find it beneficial for my final placement and probably even after my time at university is finished.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive guide for Students 26 Feb 2011
By BeckyC
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A neat and concise support book for any student undertaking a social work placement. It's small size is useful as it is more easily transported than other books of the same genre.

Easy to read sections, underpinning the crucial elements to be covered on a social work placement. However I do find that the topics jump around a little bit and could be ordered a little better - sometimes trying to find references to particular subjects is a little time consuming! But as a basic, it is all in there!

Not normally one to complete activities in academic books...a number of the ones in this guide are very useful indeed and actually feel relevant to your practice and learning.

Quotes and comments from real people are used throughout the book and this is a reassuring addition as it allows you to relate your own learning experience and it makes it a more personal read.

Most useful is the chapter on supervision as this can be a challenging element in social work practice.

I'd recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars books 24 Mar 2013
By Cymru
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As it was my first placement, this book was fantastic and guided me through the expectations, including the reflective logs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 31 Dec 2012
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Very practical and gives excellent incite to what is expected of a social work trainee. Talks you through tasks and how to go about them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 5 April 2013
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this book is really good. I can't recommend it strong enough. it teaches everything one needs to know about placement
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