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...Each chapter takes a particular aspect of the professional social work role and explains what the contributor feels in the best way to approach it. This gives a rounded and professional approach instead of a specific directed one. It therefore encourages the student to understand that each of us are able to find our own way of showing professionalism, and this is an ongoing process, one which we need to continue to develop. Overall, I found the book useful and thought-provoking.
Very good overview of professional social work.
We have a responsibility as SW educators to help our students understand that their SW degree goes far beyond the academic achievement that it represents; SW is a profession, and despite its criticism from all areas of media, it is a career to be proud of. Students are expected to demonstrate their competence against the PCF, one domain of which is 'professionalism. This text helps them on their way with this.
An essential introductory text written by established authors ideal for any undergraduate or ASYE social work practitioner.
All chapters cover key themes, professional practice dilemmas and tensions within contemporary SW practice in accessible style.
An essential introductory text written by established authors ideal for any undergraduate or ASYE social work practitioner. All chapters cover key themes, professional practice dilemmas and tensions within contemporary SW practice in accessible style.
An interesting general text that may have some pointers for social work students
Good text for practitioners on CPD programmes.
An easy read. Perhaps more useful at BA level than MA but recommend at our Induction stage as an introductory text.
this is a book that engages students with the real challenges
The information presented is very useful for skills development within the new TCSW requirements.
A useful addition for preparing students for first practice placement.
This book provides a useful overview of the expectations of professional social work today. It is perhaps most appropraite for social work students or anyone contemplating a career in professional social work.
A well written book that provides useful background reading but too much detail for the module I deliver to be essential reading
This book helps because a casts a vision of what a student social worker is aiming for post qualification and especially in their ASYE year. It also helps when training professionals to become practice educators. It gives a clearer picture of social work as a profession to be proud of.
Interesting and thought provoking. Recommended to Practice Educators - could be used as discussion/developmental prompts with students/NQSWs
Highlights some of the key themes and areas in relation to social work
I am aiming to use this in my working in organisations module. I like Parker's books as I feel that they are written to a level that is accessible by the diverse groups of studnets who currently enrol in social work education. The students agree so I aim to adopt this book.
This book due to its clear language and structure will be recommended to my students as core reading from year 2 until the completion of their studies across a number of modules. The discussion points and follow up reading has proven helpful in engaging students in discussion and directing their own learning.
An excellent source for exploring the importance of relationship and self in practice
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