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.



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.

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