Introduction to Competence Based Social Work

provide an in-depth look at how one of the social workers in the case vignettes uses the methods to practice social work. ... As we introduce the core competences, we encourage students to think about how competent social work occurs in ...


Author: Michael E. Sherr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190923051

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Social work is rooted in the values of service, social justice, and strong interpersonal relationships, but as the profession evolves, so must the approach to education. Michael E. Sherr and Johnny M. Jones have created an introductory textbook written for the future of social work. The second edition integrates the knowledge of practice, policy, research, HBSE, and field work with the skills and practice behaviors necessary for students to become fully competent social workers by the time they graduate. Students are introduced to social work through a "Why We Do, What We Do" model that emphasizes how and why social workers commit to their careers. 41 case vignettes, 16 of which are new, engage students and present a clear picture of the profession to help them become invested in enhancing and restoring the well-being of individuals, groups, and communities. Visit for student and instructor resources.

Achieving Competence in Social Work through Field Education

Backing Australia's future: Teaching and learning in social work. Australian Social Work, 60(1), 94–106. Coulton, P., & Krimmer, L. (2005). Co-supervision of social work students: A model for meeting the future needs of the profession.


Author: Marion Bogo

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442699946

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Field education is considered by social workers to be the most crucial part of their professional preparation, as it allows students to engage with communities, apply theoretical concepts, and develop their skill sets. In Achieving Competence in Social Work Through Field Education, Marion Bogo synthesizes current and emerging knowledge on field education with the latest findings in the empirical literature. Bogo, an international leader in social work field education, has published extensively in the field. This new book delves into the rich theoretical and practical knowledge advancements of recent years to synthesize the processes that facilitate hands-on learning. With in-depth frameworks, approaches, and educational principles, as well as an appendix of evaluation tools, Bogo's writing is both insightful and widely applicable. Achieving Competence in Social Work through Field Education is accessible for faculty members, field instructors, and students who are looking to explore the possibilities of field teaching and learning in social work.

Post Qualifying Social Work Practice

Although practice teaching sought to develop social workers who could reflect critically on their actions, the competence-driven Diploma in Social Work impeded attainment of this aim. Practice teachers' assessment of competence ...


Author: Patricia Higham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412946438

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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"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.

Continuing Professional Development in Social Work

The notion of 'competence' derives from vocational qualifications and assumes the measurability of social workers' performance. It has explicit links with a managerialist agenda, 'where the complexity of social work activity is reduced ...


Author: Halton, Carmel

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447307389

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book offers a unique insight into the possibilities of CPD and the issues it presents for newly qualified and experienced social workers in practice. It offers possible directions for the future of post qualifying social work education, making it essential reading for practitioners, educators, managers and policy-makers.

Social Work at the Level of International Comparison

The ability to face unknown or uncertain demands of intervention responsibly and with accountability Personal Competence Social Competence Individual Competences Using available professional skills for social work practice.


Author: Cinur Ghaderi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783658303945

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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The book presents a theoretical and practical approach to international social work. It uses examples from Germany with a long tradition of social work and focuses on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which is in a pioneering phase in teaching social work while at the same time experiencing a highly explosive situation in global politics. Socio-political challenges such as violence, traumatization, (religious) fundamentalism, ethnicization, changing gender relations, flight and migration call for a professional examination of social work as a human rights profession in international comparison.

Social Work The Basics

COMPETENCE APPROACH People who use social work services want their social workers to be competent at their jobs. Managers in social work agencies want practitioners fit for the job. Concerns about the abilities of some social workers, ...


Author: Mark Doel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136290305

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Social Work: The Basics is an insightful introduction to the often misrepresented world of social work. This accessible book presents a broad view of contemporary social work, exploring its roots and its possible future. It dispels myths surrounding social work, addresses media debates, and offers a balanced account of what social workers do. The book argues for a social work that is partisan in support of social justice. Questions covered include: How did social work arise? How and why do people come into contact with social workers? What are the true aims of social work - to help or to control? What is the relationship between social work and social policy? How and why do people become social workers? What’s it like to be a social worker? Can social work cross borders? Drawing examples from the full range of social work practice, this book is valuable reading for all individuals interested in the field of social work. It will provide a helpful introduction for students considering a career in social work, those beginning social work courses, and other professionals whose work brings them into contact with social workers and who want to find out more about what social work is.

Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe

Campbell, J. (1996) 'Competence in Mental Health Social Work' in O'Hagen, K. (ed.) Competence in Social Work Practice: A Practical Guide for Professionals, London, Jessica Kingsley, pp. 70-85. Dreyfus, H., & Dreyfus, S. (1986) Mind over ...


Author: Anna Metteri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136425271

Category: Medical

Page: 266

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Overcome the challenges facing social workers today with international guidance Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe is a valuable stepping stone toward an understanding of the diversity of methods utilized in social work for community health services. This work stems from material gathered at the Third International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, held in Tampere, Finland. In this book, you will find new creative theoretical and practical orientations for designing, developing, and analyzing social work to help you produce policies and services in which clients can positively and productively invest. Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe covers a long period in the history of social work in health issues, from theoretical treatises to empirical research and analyses of practices. The book provides you with research, case studies, and existing international and national literature from India, Botswana, Taiwan, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. This resource explores the shared qualities of social work in health services throughout the world despite differences between countries in terms of culture, social system, and history. Although these experts come from different parts of the world, the book displays an emergence of similar issues and themes, including: the development of expertise for social workers in the health and mental health fields social work as an agent of change that crosses borders, operates on many levels, and across many dimensions of society community-based care—principles, perspectives, marginalized groups, and the role of the social worker dual divisions—becoming aware of and choosing a position in work practice

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

here has been tremendous progress by social work professionals and educators in building the profession's ... You will also find that the book achieves many ofthe core social work competencies identified by the Council on Social Work ...


Author: Rafael J. Engel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483352084

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Designed to help students develop skills in evaluating research and conducting studies, this brief version of Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt’s popular, The Practice of Research in Social Work, makes principles of evidence-based practice come alive through illustrations of actual social work research. With integration of the CSWE Competencies, the text addresses issues and concerns common to the discipline and encourages students to address diversity and ethics when planning and evaluating research studies. The Second Edition includes a focus on qualitative research, a new chapter on research ethics, new sections on mixed methods research and community-based participatory research, and more.

A Field Guide for Social Workers

For social work, Competency-based education rests upon a shared view of the nature of competence in professional practice. Social work competence is the ability to integrate and apply social work knowledge, values, and skills to ...


Author: Shelagh Larkin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506379234

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Integrating theory with practice, A Field Guide for Social Workers: Applying Your Generalist Training helps students understand and overcome the challenges of field education. This comprehensive text provides the necessary tools to develop and demonstrate core competencies set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) using the author’s generalist field education approach grounded in generalist practice literature. Integrative activities and reflection questions directly apply generalist training to field experience. Students will be equipped to meet the goals of the field and realize their potential as generalist practitioners. Instructor Resources Free author-created resources for instructors are available with this text. Contact your rep to access these resources. Sample syllabi for both field instruction and seminar Learning plans Microsoft® Word® versions of each Integrative Activity for assignment

Social Work in Post War and Political Conflict Areas

Professional social work comprises expertise, practical competences and a professional attitude. The validation of one's own values or of the clients' value-base facilitate the competence of critical reflection.


Author: Kristin Sonnenberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783658320607

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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The book offers unique access to theoretical approaches and practical examples of international social work in the context of war and conflicts. The reader gains knowledge about the competences and role of social work, which contributes to mitigating the effects of war and conflict. The book raises the question of how to connect international social work with local approaches and offers suggestions for a development of social work with respect to exchanging knowledge and experiences between the West and the East, the Global North and the Global South. It furthermore discusses the role of social work in reducing the problem of gender-based violence and in the methods of peacebuilding processes in post-war and post-conflict societies.