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A Field Guide for Social Workers
Applying Your Generalist Training


Courses:
Field Work

September 2018 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Shelagh Larkin's A Guide to the Social Work Practicum: Applying Your Generalist Training is designed to assist the student in meeting the goals of field and realizing their potential as a generalist practitioner. The text is uniquely grounded in the generalist field education approach, which considers the best of generalist practice and provides concrete integrative activities that students can utilize to develop and demonstrate competence as a generalist practitioner.  The text provides a deeper understanding of the challenges inherent in field education and how best to empower students to navigate through the field experience while also addressing the gaps that can exist between the classroom and the field.
 
Chapter 1. Field Education: A Generalist Approach
Social Work Education  
Field in Social Work Education  
The Generalist Field Education Approach  
Developing and Demonstrating Competence in Field  
The Who’s Who of Field Education  
Process and Content in Generalist Field Education  
Socialization to the Profession  
The Use of Portfolios in Field  
The Role of Reflection in Field  
Final Thoughts on the Importance of Field  
Frequently Experienced Situation  
Suggested Field Tasks  
 
Chapter 2. The Organization: Orientation and Training
Field Education as Immersion  
The Organization  
Multilevel Orientation  
Agency Analysis  
The Role of Curriculum in Orientation  
The Training Plan  
Frequently Experienced Situation  
Suggested Field Tasks  
 
Chapter 3. The Plan and Pace of Learning in Field
The Learning Plan  
Frequently Experienced Situations  
Suggested Field Education  
References  
 
Chapter 4. Safety in Field
Safety in Field Education  
Three Areas of Personal and Professional Well-Being  
Suggested Field Tasks  
References  
 
Chapter 5. Field Supervision
Field Supervision  
Functions of Field Supervision  
The Structure and Logistics of Supervision  
Frequently Experienced Situations  
Suggested Field Tasks  
 
Chapter 6. Effective Communication Skills for Field
Communication Skills for Generalist Practice  
Oral Communication Skills  
Written Communication Skills  
Communication and Technology  
Communication Challenges in Field  
Frequently Experienced Situation  
Suggested Field Tasks  
 
Chapter 7. Ethical Practice in Field
Values and Ethics in Social Work  
The Agency Ethics Audit  
Ethical Decision Making  
Frequently Experienced Situation  
Suggested Field Tasks  
 
Chapter 8. Diversity and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice in Field
Understanding Key Aspects of Diversity  
Developing Culturally Competent Practice Skills  
Understanding Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice in Field  
Advancing Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice in Field  
Suggested Field Tasks  
 
Chapter 9. Critical Thinking in Field
Task Analysis  
Evidence-Based Practice in Field  
Case Presentation  
Suggested Field Tasks  
 
Chapter 10. The Planned Change Process in Field
The Phases of the Planned Change Process  
 
The Planned Change Process: Multilevel
Multilevel Assessment and Implementation of Multilevel Plans  
The Planned Change Case Analysis  
Frequently Experienced Situations  
Suggested Field Tasks  
 
Chapter 11. Professional Development of Self in Field
The Professional Defined  
Ethical Responsibilities of the Professional  
Professional Development  
Professional Development: A Spiritually Sensitive Perspective  
Professional Development of Self Capstone Paper  
Frequently Experienced Situation  
Suggested Field Tasks  
 
Chapter 12. Endings in Field Education
Endings in Social Work Practice  
Endings in Field Education  
Pulling It All Together  
What’s Next?  
Suggested Field Tasks  

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