Developing Reflective Practice: Making Sense of Social Work by Helen Martyn

By Helen Martyn

Developing reflective perform is a useful source, utilizing a different 'bottom-up' method of studying. brilliant examples of social paintings perform with childrens and households are awarded, delivering genuine existence illustrations of the dilemmas and demanding situations dealing with practitioners.Educators and practitioners offer analytic commentaries on the right track paintings submitted via social employees learning on a post-qualifying programme, indicating what went good, what did not pass good, and the place advancements could have been made.Implications for coverage and perform from the point of view of the center supervisor are supplied, besides a listing of studying points.Developing reflective perform is vital interpreting for college students (on find out how to realize perform in a path paintings context), academics (on find out how to examine direction paintings and increase perform performance), practitioners (on the way to technique particular items of labor) and managers/supervisors (on tips on how to advertise top practice), delivering criteria for either education and perform rooted within the fact of the workplace.

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I was so pleased that on our last meeting together James had found himself employment. This, I hope, will be the beginning for him in attempting to achieve economic independence, which is important for adolescents in their attempts to make the transition to adulthood. 19 Eve: From victim to healthy survivor? Mary Cody Purpose of the intervention Eve, aged 13 years, was placed for adoption three years ago with her half sibling Simon, aged 11 years. Her parents have become increasingly concerned about Eve’s unpredictable mood swings.

This was agreed with their parents at Court and at a Child in Care Review. Supervision My supervisor had recently left to take up a new post and a new supervisor was appointed shortly before the final hearing. In the interim, I was supervised by an independent social worker. I consulted with my practice coordinator and Goldsmiths College regarding a suitable 33 Developing reflective practice approach to the direct work. My team manager agreed that I should receive specialist supervision from a child psychotherapist for this direct work.

In common with the father, I am a white male and the children had witnessed their white father’s racial and physical abuse of their Asian mother. I was aware that this might reinforce the patriarchal model they had experienced within their family (Dominelli, 1988). I sensed pressure from their father to collude with him in criticising their mother; 37 Developing reflective practice when he realised that I would not collude he began criticising me to the children. Process The session prior to reunification with their mother During the initial sessions I found the children’s demands for attention overwhelming.

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