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Professional Development in Social Work: Complex Issues in Practice

Seden, Janet; Matthews, Sarah; McCormick, Michael and Morgan, Alun eds. (2010). Professional Development in Social Work: Complex Issues in Practice. Post-qualifying Social Work. London: Routledge.

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Abstract

Social work practice in the twenty-first century is continually changing. Contemporary practitioners work in complex areas and have to do so quickly and competently. This text helps qualified social workers, as well as those about to qualify, to build on their initial studies in order to develop professionally.

The volume considers not just what you need to know to practice, but how you develop in criticality and capability – in particular, how you can respond effectively in times of uncertainty and change to become more effective. It examines new roles, identities and contexts, including some international perspectives and the impact of globalisation. Each chapter discusses the contexts of practice (such as law, policies and theories); the contributions made both by those who practice social work and those who use its services; and the capabilities and skills that social workers need to develop in order to deal with complexity in social work.

Making use of The Open University’s expertise in providing cutting edge but accessible course materials and its distinct approach to social work practice, this textbook includes underpinning knowledge, practical applications and critical reflexivity. It includes questions for further reflection and application , plentiful examples and suggestions for further reading.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 Janet Seden, Sarah Matthews, Mick McCormick and Alun Morgan, 2011 Individual chapters; the contributors
ISBN: 0-415-55336-9, 978-0-415-55336-0
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Social Work
Health and Social Care
Item ID: 20913
Depositing User: Katy Gagg
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2010 10:48
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20913
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