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Learning Through Field A Developmental Approach

ISBN-10: 0205268099
ISBN-13: 9780205268092
Edition: 1999
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Description: Those new to social work know that their fieldwork experience is the most fulfilling, gratifying aspect of their job. Yet is also can be the most confusing, stressful, challenging and frightening part. This book, therefore is intended for new social  More...

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Book details

List price: $121.40
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/30/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 189
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Those new to social work know that their fieldwork experience is the most fulfilling, gratifying aspect of their job. Yet is also can be the most confusing, stressful, challenging and frightening part. This book, therefore is intended for new social workers to help them discover, understand and benefit from the developmental process of their fieldwork. Written in a friendly, helpful manner, the book helps readers to identify their strengths, needs, and learning styles; to become familiar with agency organization on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels; to formulate their field goals and strategize ways to evaluate learning; to develop and to build on the supervisory relationship; and to end their placement in a thoughtful and effective manner. Novice social workers, social work teachers and social service professionals.

Most chapters include "Vignettes," "Developmental Features," "Journal Assignments," "Seminar Activities," "References," and "Additional Readings."
Introduction
The Developmental Stages in Field Education
How to Use This Book Developmental Stages in Field Chart
Beginning
Preparing to Learn
Stage 1 Chart
Integration and Application
What Is Field? What to Expect from Others
What to Expect from Yourself
Table
Check Out Your Fit with Social Work
Planning Your Orientation
Stage 1 Chart
The Value of Planned Orientation
Micro Level of Orientation
Table
Orientation Plan
Mezzo Level of Orientation
Macro Level of Orientation
Form
Beginning Agreement
Form
Agency Presentation Outline
Focusing Your Learning
Stage 1 Chart
Assess Program Requirements
Assess Agency Possibilities
Assess Personal Needs
Table
Learning Contract
Planning a Learning Contract
Form
Learning Contract
Beginning the Work
Stage 1 Chart
Tuning In
Explaining Your Role
Prepare to Listen for Unspoken Messages
Review Your Work
Form
Work Presentation
Reality Confrontation
Building Skills in Supervision and Feedback
Stage 2 Chart
Understanding Supervision
Feedback: A Central Skill
Table
SPIN: Guidelines for Feedback
Confronting Difficult Issues
Stage 2 Chart
Why Confront Difficult Issues? Table
Examples of Difficult Issues
The Importance of Using Consultation
Skills for Confronting Difficult Issues
Form
Evaluating Your Group Participation
Form
Peer Consultation Request
Relative Mastery
Shaping a Professional Self
Stage 3 Chart
Moving Toward a More Aware Practice
Table
Developing a Personal Style
Moving Toward a More Active Practice
Table
Markers of Active Practice
Moving Toward a More Analytical Practice
Table
Seven Step Model of Ethical Decision Making
Form
Professional Behavior Checklist
Taking Risks
Stage 3 Chart
Workplace Differences
Table
Cultural Competence Continuum
Workplace Dynamics
Workplace Skills
Closure
Ending and Looking Ahead
Stage 4 Chart
Handling Endings
Process of Termination
Moving on: Life beyond Field
Table
Tasks for Termination
Form
Field Evaluation
Appendices
Steps to Finding a Field Placement
Interviewing with an Agency
Application for Social Work Field Position
Field Practicum in Place of Employment
Decision Map
Codes of Ethics
Index

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