SWK 428 Preparation for Practice 1
This module, in conjunction with SWK435 (Preparation for Practice 2) aims to develop students’ readiness for practice.
This module introduces students to the role of social work, the social work process (in particular the engagement and assessment stages). The module enables students to develop basic social work knowledge, values and skills and an ability to engage with service users. It enables students to reflect on what they bring to social work practice.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- explain the role of a social worker in a range of contexts
- demonstrate understanding of professionalism and of professional boundaries
- demonstrate an understanding of the ethical base for social work and how this relates to their own values
- demonstrate core communication skills and the capacity to develop them
- critically reflect on diversity and its importance in human identity and experience
- demonstrate basic skills of reflection and an understanding of reflective practice.
- demonstrate awareness of a range of frameworks to assess and plan intervention
- demonstrate a beginning understanding of the significance for social work practice of principles of rights, justice and economic wellbeing
Adams, R., Dominelli, L., and Payne, M. eds. (2009) Critical Practice in Social Work 2edn, London, Macmillan.
Banks, S. (2012) Ethics and Values in Social Work , 4th edition, Basingstoke, Macmillan.
Brammer, A. (2009) Social Work Law, Longman
Clark, C. (2000) Social work ethics: politics, principles and practice, Basingstoke, Macmillan.
Coulshed, V. and Orme, J. (2006) Social Work Practice 4e, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Cree, V. & Davis, A. (2007) Social Work: Voices from the Inside, Abingdon, Routledge
Doel, M. & Best, L. (2008) Experiencing Social Work: Learning from Service Users, London, Sage.
Doel, M. (2012) Social Work: the Basics, Abingdon, Routledge
Health and Care Professions Council (2012) Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. London: HCPC
Healy, K. (2012) Social work Methods and Skills, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
Hennessey, R. (2011) Relationship skills in social work, London,Sage
Horner, N. (20124) What is Social Work ? Contexts and Perspectives, 4th Edn, Exeter, Learning Matters
Howe, D. (2009) A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
Johns, R. (2011) Using the Law in social work, Exeter, Learning Matters
Knott, C. & Scragg, T. (2010) Reflective practice in social work, Exeter, Learning Matters.
Koprowska, J. (2010) Communication and interpersonal sk ills in social work , 3rd edn, Exeter, Learning Matters.
Lishman, J. (2009) Communication in Social Work, 2nd edn, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
Moss, B. (2012) Communication skills in health and social care, London,Sage
Parker, J. and Bradley, G. (2010) Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review, 3rd edn, Exeter, Learning Matters
Ruch, G. (2010) Relationship Based Social Work, London, Jessica Kingsley
Seden, J. (1999) Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice, Buckingham, Open University.
Smith, D. (2004) Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice, London, Jessica Kingsley.
Teater, B. (2010) Applying social work theories and methods, Buckingham, Open University Press
Thompson, N. (2012) Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Equality, Diversity and Social Justice, 5th edn, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
Thompson, N. (2009) Understanding Social Work – Preparing for Practice, 3rd Edn, Basingstoke, Macmillan
Thompson, N. (2008) Practising Social Work: meeting the professional challenge , Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Thompson, N. (2006) Anti-Discriminatory Practice 4e, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Trevithick, P. (2012) Social Work Skills and Knowledge: A Practice Handbook , 3rd Edn, Buckingham, Open University.
Warren, J. (2007) Service user and carer participation in social work, Exeter, Learning Matters
Wilson, K., Ruch, G. & Lymbery, M. (2008) Social work: a contemporary introduction, Longman
This is a non credit-bearing module. Students will prepare a group presentation, based on their observational visits for presentation during the final session. This will contribute to evidencing their readiness for practice.
This programme has been endorsed by TCSW as having met the social work professional quality criteria.
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