Developing Reflective Practice

Making Sense of Social Work in a World of Change

Edited by Helen Martyn

Developing Reflective Practice
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Edited by Helen Martyn

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2000
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781861342386 Published June 2000 For sale in North and South America only
Developing reflective practice is an invaluable resource, employing a unique 'bottom-up' approach to learning. Vivid examples of social work practice with children and families are presented, providing real life illustrations of the dilemmas and challenges facing practitioners.Educators and practitioners provide analytic commentaries on course work submitted by social workers studying on a post-qualifying programme, indicating what went well, what didn't go well, and where improvements might have been made.Implications for policy and practice from the perspective of the middle manager are provided, along with a list of learning points.Developing reflective practice is essential reading for students (on how to realise practice in a course work context), teachers (on how to assess course work and enhance practice performance), practitioners (on how to approach specific pieces of work) and managers/supervisors (on how to promote best practice), providing standards for both training and practice rooted in the reality of the workplace.
Contents
Preface
      Daphne Statham CBE
Reflections, partnerships and teams: an acknowledgement
Notes on contributors and commentators
Introduction
      Helen Martyn

Part I: Direct work with children and young people
Introduction
      Helen Martyn
Case Studies
James: Moving on to independent living
      Patrick Lonergan
Eve: From victim to healthy survivor?
      Mary Cody
Amos and Christopher: Working towards care proceedings
      Michael O’Dempsey
Carol: Moving to a permanent placement
      Stephen Kitchman
Sarah: Understanding and containing damage and disturbance?
      Veronique Faure
Commentary from an academic perspective
      Kate Wilson
Commentary from a practitioner perspective
      Rosemary Gordon
Learning points
      Rosemary Gordon
Part 2: Work with families
Introduction
      Helen Martyn
Case studies
The Phillips family: An adoption assessment
      Mary Cody
The Drays: Breaking the pattern of reactive behaviour
      Stephen Kitchman
The Reids: Putting boundaries in place
      Michael Atkinson
The Green family: Work with a lone parent and her children
      Patrick Lonergan
Carol, Anna and Khadia: Work with a three generation black family
      Veronique Faure
Commentary from an academic perspective
      Jane Dutton
Commentary from a practitioner perspective
      Sigurd Reimers
Learning points
      Helen Martyn
Part 3: Implications for policy and practice
A management perspective
      Patrick Kidner

References and further reading
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