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Caring for yourself, being managed and professional development

Seden, Janet and McCormick, Mick (2011). Caring for yourself, being managed and professional development. In: Seden, Janet; Matthews, Sarah; McCormick, Michael and Morgan, Alun eds. Professional Development in Social Work: Complex Issues in Practice. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 171–177.

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In this chapter we consider the the importance of social workers caring for themselves, being managed and engaging in professional development. We suggest that this triangulation is highly relevant for newly qualified social work practitioners if they are to stay in their role and grow their expertise. The responsibility for all three sides of the triangle lies not just with the individual, but should be shared with managers and organisations.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 Janet Seden and Mick McCormick
ISBN: 0-415-55336-9, 978-0-415-55336-0
Keywords: supervision; accountability; professional development; responsibility; management; self-care.
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Social Work
Health and Social Care
Item ID: 28376
Depositing User: Michael McCormick
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 08:57
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 10:07
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