Stepping Out into the Field A Field Work Manual for Social Work Students

ISBN-10: 0205313329

ISBN-13: 9780205313327

Edition: 2000

List price: $109.20
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This field work manual provides a structured, comprehensive guide to field work. Each of the five units focuses on a specific area using a developmental approach from an initial consideration of the role of field work in social work education to termination of the internship. The manual uses a process-oriented approach, examining roles, relationships, procedures, and milestones, as the social worker moves forward in experience over the course of placement. It also covers working with groups, organizations, and communities (macro perspective). Unit One helps prepare social workers for their field placement by examining the function of each of the professionals who will be guiding them through the process. Unit Two assists the reader with the initial process of getting to know the agency and developing a working relationship with the field instructor. Unit Three provides guidance during the course of placement. Unit Four focuses on the termination process, including post-placement relationships with the field instructor, colleagues, and clients. Unit Five takes a solutions-oriented approach to common problems a social worker may encounter in their field placement, including the effects of budget cuts and managed care. For any beginning social worker.
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Book details

List price: $109.20
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386

Preparing To The Enter The Field
The Place of Field Work in the Social Work Curriculum
Your Field Work Education Team
Professional Demeanor and Comportment
Professional Responsibilities
Getting to Know Your Field Placement
Getting to Know Your Agency
Working with Your Field Instructor
Collegial Relationships
Client-Worker Relationships
Maintaining An Optimal Field Work Experience
Developing Your Learning Contract
Integrating Field Work and Classroom Learning
Liaison Visitation and Relationships
Field Work Evaluations
Reviewing and Revising Your Learning Contract
When Field Placement Ends
Terminating with Clients
Final Assessments and Evaluations
Now That Your Placement Is Completed
If Problems Occur …
"Ideal" and "Real" Placements
Receptivity of Setting
Caseload and Client Concerns
Field Instructor Problems
Collegial Issues
Agency Ethics and Politics
Addressing and Resolving Problems
Personal Safety and Security
A Final Word
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Appendix: NASW Code of Ethics
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