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Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice

Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice

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December 2008 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"A valuable resource for all those engaged in post-qualifying social work practice, … It is impressive in its coverage of contemporary social work practice across the four countries of the UK"

Professor Jackie Powell, University of Southampton

"The PQ landscape is complex and changing fast, so the reader will be grateful to Pat Higham and her colleagues for this clear and comprehensive analysis of PQ"

Professor Mark Doel, Sheffield Hallam University.

" a comprehensive introduction to social work education at post-qualifying level. It identifies the key issues qualified social workers need to consider in contemporary practice and enables them to engage in critical reflection through the development of their post-qualifying expertise."

Professor John Harris, University of Warwick

This core textbook provides an authoritative overview of the post-qualifying awards in social work. Written in response to recent policy and training guidelines, the book will enhance social workers' post-qualifying knowledge, skills and values within specialist areas of practice.

The book will:

- Use critical self-appraisal to construct different ways of thinking about and doing social work

- Encourage reflection on their practice

- Enable social workers to build confidence in their professional identity

- Move from competence to increased capability and to expertise

- Help social workers to explore values dilemmas

- Increase social workers' knowledge for practice

- Promote learning and career development.

This book examines core assumptions about post qualifying practice - that values and relationships (including partnerships with service users) are essential to good practice, that social workers will work in diverse organisational structures and that social workers in the United Kingdom should become aware of European models of social work.

Stuart Brook
List of contributors
Patricia Higham
Introduction What is post qualifying social work practice?
Patricia Higham
Patricia Higham
Continuing professional development and post qualifying social work frameworks
flagships for social work reform or sinking ships?

Kish Bhatti-Sinclair
Consolidating values in PQ practice
Patricia Higham and Claire Torkington
Partnerships with people who use service and carers
Patricia Higham
Celia Doyle and Susan Kennedy
Children, young people, their families and carers
Ric Bowl
PQ social work practice in mental health
Aled Wyn Griffiths, Joanna Griffiths and Averil Jarrett
Social work and older people, - a view from over Offa's Dyke
Bob Sapey
Engaging with the social model of disability
Kathy Boxall and Speakup Self Advocacy and Eastwood Action Group
Learning disability
Jacob Kornbeck and Eunice Lumsden
European skills and models: the relevance of the social pedagogue
Patricia Higham
Roger Smith
Inter-professional learning and multi-professional practice for PQ
Eithne Darragh and Brian Taylor
Research and reflective practice
Patricia Higham and Mavis Sharp
Practice education
Victoria Stewart, Laurence Taylor Clarke, and Joyce Lishman
Leadership and management
Patricia Higham
Nicholas Blinston and Patricia Higham
Employment perspectives
Patricia Higham
PQ issues, career development and criticality

An interesting book which covers some of the key areas for PQ social work including values, theory, ethics and reflective practice.
The chapter on frameworks will now require updating due to the introduction of the PCF.
Valuable for lecturing on PQ courses as well as for research on CPD in social work.

Mrs Hayley Palfreyman
School of Social Work, Kingston University
April 23, 2013

The content of book seems to be mostly relevant for the english system and not so relevant in Norwegian child welfare

Mrs Anette Iversen
Faculty of Psychology, Bergen University
December 15, 2010

An excellent book to compliment the taught input on the PQ award for social workers. Useful inputs from current practice accross the specialisms.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
December 7, 2010

A realistic approach for post qualifying students and the issues they face in the changing Post qualifying landscape.

Mrs Julie Murphy
Division of Social Work, Huddersfield University
October 5, 2010

useful book that addresses the complexities of practice

Ruth Neville
Division of Social Work, Huddersfield University
August 13, 2010

Good general text for post qualifying social work. Lack of depth in some areas means that it has limited use for study at M level

Mr Peter Jordan
Social Work and Psychology, University of East Anglia
May 5, 2010

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Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF

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