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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: 19 x 1 x 18.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,045 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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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on 8 Nov. 2010
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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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By BeckyC on 26 Feb. 2011
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SAMUEL TABI on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cymru on 24 Mar. 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jewels 267 on 4 Feb. 2012
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Brought this when embarked on my 2nd year placement. its a good book but gives a very brief overview of areas you will cover on placement. however easy to read and and understand
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Great book! I found the book a nice small size, so I was able to carry it around day to day on placement. The book was a very easy read, where you are able to 'dip in and dip out' of subject headings, which is a must as there is so much other reading material to get through!!
Lots of thought provoking activities/excercises to complete.
I rate this book highly, as it answered a lot of questions I had whilst on my first placement. Only drawback is it has the National Occupational Standards instead of The current Professional capabilities Framework, hence the four star rating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Freda Osei on 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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By Amazon Customer on 26 Feb. 2015
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Bought this for my first placement, an easy to read book however I did find it was a waste of money as lots of it is common sense. Spend your money on a textbook which can actually be used in an essay or to teach you something you didn't already know.
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