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Practicum Companion for Social Work Integrating Class and Field Work

ISBN-10: 032104519X

ISBN-13: 9780321045195

Edition: 2000

Authors: Marla Berg-Weger, Julie Birkenmaier

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The ideal companion for the first field/practicum experience, this book guides students through their placement while reinforcing the link between social work theory and practice. It includes detailed information on the field/practicum experience from start to finish, including: establishing a professional identity; working safely; making the most of practicum supervision; organizational issues; micro, mezzo, and macro social work practice; social work and the legal system; and terminating effectively from the practicum. To make the material more accessible, the book follows the progress of four students (Ben, Cameron, Corina, and Lauren) as they move through their own practicum experiences. Their real-life stories help spur discussion while helping students apply the knowledge, skills, and/or issues presented in the text. To further stimulate critical thinking and discussion, the book provides discussion questions and practice applications in each unit. Many of the applications were developed in conjunction with agency-based field instructors. For beginning and experienced social workers.
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Book details

List price: $61.60
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 305
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Julie Birkenmaier, Ph.D., LCSW,is the Director of Field Education and an Associate Professor at Saint Louis University School of Social Work.nbsp; She teaches community practice in the BSSW and MSW program.nbsp; Her research interests and publications include the areas of field education, older adults, community economic development, financial education, financial credit and the poor and financial credit and asset building. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW,is a Professor, and former Director of Field Education at Saint Louis University School of Social Work.nbsp; She is also Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Professional Studies. She currently teaches in the BSSW program.nbsp; Her research interests include family caregivingnbsp;and driving and older adults.nbsp; Among numerous other publications, she has authoredSocial Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation. (2010) (2 nd ed.). Boston: McGraw- Hill Publishers.

Preface
Getting Started on Your Social Work Practice Career
Socialization into the Social Work Profession
Safety in Social Work Settings
Making the Most of Your Practicum Supervision
Organizational Issues
Micro Social Work Practice in the Field
Mezzo Social Work Practice in the Field
Macro Social Work Practice in the Field
Social Work Practice and the Legal System
Termination: The Beginning of an End (or the End of a Beginning?)
Criteria for Determining the Best Graduate Social Work Program for You
Sample BSW Review Questions
Social Work: The Puzzling Profession
NASW Social Work Code of Ethics
The Social Work Covenant
Index