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Successful Social Work Education A Student's Guide

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ISBN-10: 0534641237

ISBN-13: 9780534641238

Edition: 2006

Authors: Allan Edward Barsky

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Help your students make the transition from liberal arts or general education to professional education and the practice of social work. Barsky's text not only equips students with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to make the most of their social work education, it makes the tasks of social work educators more interesting and fulfilling. This book prepares students for the rigors of a social work program and helps them hone such important skills as critical thinking, professional writing, and integrating values, theory, self-awareness, and reflective practice. Once students have mastered the materials in this book, you can focus on teaching content and taking your students to higher…    
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Book details

List price: $104.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

About the Author
So You Want to Go into Social Work: Where to Begin
The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Social Work
Who Goes into Social Work?
What Is Social Work?
Explaining Social Work in Lay Terms
The Shadow
Where Do Social Workers Practice?
When Do People Go to Social Workers?
Why Social Work?
Interviewing a Social Worker
Primer for Social Work Education
Taking Charge of Your Education
Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Kolb's Learning Styles Inventory
Your Goals for Social Work Education
Why Am I Going into Social Work?
What If Social Work Is Not for Me?
Knowing Your Own Program
Sources of Information
Securing Contact Information
Types of Information to Gather
What Are the Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives of the Program?
Matching Mission and Goals
What Are the Requirements for Admission to the Program?
Basic Requirements
What Are the Requirements for Successful Completion of the Program?
What I Need in a Program
What Types of Support Can I Expect from the Program?
Financial Support
Program-Specific Applications
Behavioral Examples for Personal Statement
Critiquing a Personal Statement
Using Program-Specific Knowledge throughout Your Educational Journey
Course Selection
Required Courses and Core Content
Tailoring Required Courses
Concentrations and Certificates
Selecting a Concentration or Certificate Program
Elective Courses
Choosing Electives
Methods of Delivery
Methods of Delivery
Course Sequencing
Factors for Sequencing
Plan of Study
Designing a Plan of Study
Challenges Unique to Social Work
Developing a Social Work Identity
Social Work Heroes
Balancing Generalist and Specialist Perspectives
Generalist and Specialist Opportunities
Integrating the Value Base of Social Work
Personal and Professional Values
Ensuring Professional Suitability
Identifying Professional Suitability Requirements
Linking Theory, Knowledge, Practice, and Self-Awareness
Beginning Self-Awareness
Succeeding with Limited Resources
Social Work Writing
General Writing Guidelines
Class and Conference Notes
Receiving Feedback on Note Taking
Study Notes
Critical Thinking Papers
Examples of Critical Thinking
Reflective Papers and Process Recordings
Practicing Reflection
Progress Notes and Psychosocial Assessments
Rewriting Notes and Assessments
Client Contracts
Forensic Records
Grant-Proposal Writing
Professional Dossier
Values and Aspirations
Oral Presentations
Informal Presentations
Preparation for Informal Presentations
Formal Presentations
Learning through Observation
Workshop Facilitation Skills
Experiential Exercises
Visualizing for Stress Reduction
Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Perspective
Stress, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma
Monitoring for Stress
Time Management
Developing and Accessing Support Systems
Building on Strengths
Identifying Strengths
Creating Meaning
Diversity Concerns
Diversity and Self-Awareness
Beginning with Your Own Diversity
Diversity among Faculty and Field Instructors
Diversity as a Continuum
Diversity among Peers
Easier and Harder
Diversity among Clients
Preparation for Field
Library Research
Identifying Relevant Research
Playing Favorites
Reading and Critically Appraising Scholarly Literature
Critiquing Literature
Working in Student Groups
Types of Groups
Why Work in Groups
Strategies for Effective Groups
Group Membership
Personal Group Style
Building Positive Group Norms
Dealing with Specific Challenges
Knowing Your Conflict Style
Parallel Process
Working Relationships with Professors
Ways to Build Positive Working Relationships
Getting to Know You
Dual Relationships
Managing Conflict with Professors
Accepting Feedback
Making the Most of Field
Preparing for Your Field Education
Choosing Types of Field Placements
Preparing to Meet with Your Faculty
Field Liaison
Field Interviews
First Impressions-Role Reversal
Preparing for Your First Day in the Field
Processes of Teaching and Learning in the Field
Learning Plans
Practicing with Your Field Instructor Present
Practicing Alone
Process Recordings
Process Recording Practice
Videorecording Your Practice
Case Conferences and Group Supervision
Raising Difficult or Embarrassing Issues
Integrative Classroom-Field Seminars
Field-Related Problems
Handling Challenges in the Field
Where to Go from Here
Learning Attitudes
Learning Opportunities
Professional and Career Development
Ongoing Support Systems
Ongoing Learning and Professional Priorities