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The Practicum Companion for Social Work: Integrating Class and Field Work, 4th Edition

Julie M. Birkenmaier
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The Practicum Companion for Social Work: Integrating Class and Field Work, 4th Edition

By Julie M. Birkenmaier, Marla Berg-Weger
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Overview
Author
Julie M. Birkenmaier
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Edition
4th
ISBN
9780133783483
Published Date
14/02/2017
Pages
304

For courses in social work field experience or practicum.


The Practicum Companion for Social Work: Integrating Class and Field Work is the ideal companion for the field/practicum experience. Filled with practical applications, in-depth case scenarios, and thought-provoking examples, this comprehensive text integrates theory with practice and guides students through their placement. Using a strengths-based perspective, it reinforces the link between classroom learning, practice behaviours, and competencies. Readers will learn about practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organisations within the concepts of planned change, encompassing engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation, termination, and follow-up.


Case scenarios and practice applications are woven throughout each chapter to help students apply their knowledge, skills, and values. Enhanced values and ethics material, detailed learning plans, and additional cultural competence, safety, and humility content help prepare readers for contemporary practice.
Biography

Julie Birkenmaier, PhD, LCSW, is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. Her research focuses on financial capability, financial access, credit, and community development.  At the undergraduate level, she teaches community and financial capability practice. At the graduate level, she teaches community and policy practice.

 

Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, LCSW, is a Professor in the School of Social Work, Saint Louis University, serves as the Executive Director of the Geriatric Education Center, and is a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. Her scholarly work has focused on aging, family caregiving and social work practice.  In addition to working as a social work scholar and educator, Dr. Berg-Weger has been a social worker for over thirty five years and worked in the areas of gerontological practice, medical social work, domestic violence and mental health services. 

Features
  • Practice connections at the beginning of each unit facilitate the integration of competencies and practice behaviours, as well as pose discussion questions and actions students can take to utilise the material in their practicum.

  • Practice applications interwoven throughout each chapter include discussion questions, role-plays, and exercises that will help stimulate critical thinking, discussion, and application of the concepts covered.

  • Illustrative case scenarios following six fictitious students make the content more relatable and allow students to apply their knowledge, skills, and values to issues presented in the text. A new case, Amina, has been added to highlight potential LGBTQ student issues.

  • Core competency icons and critical-thinking questions help students focus their study and further their mastery of the CSWE standards.

  • Contemporary, expanded content gives beginning practitioners a clear view of the practicalities and implications of social work practice today.

    • Twelve “Grand Challenges for Social Work” from the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare are presented to encourage learning about how social work practice at all levels can connect to social and economic justice efforts.

    • Learning plan content is expanded, including a more detailed example that will help students create their own learning plans.

    • Cultural competence and humility content related to socialisation, the workplace environment, and practice at all levels is substantially expanded in this edition.

    • New case management content and expanded coverage of ethics within the practicum setting helps students navigate systems and display competence.

    • Professional socialization, self-care, and the creation of a professional identity coverage is expanded to assist students in their early weeks of professional practice.

    • Safety content, including new roles and documentation requirements, is expanded to better prepare students for the many types of situations they may encounter in their careers.

 

New to this edition

 

  • UPDATED: Illustrative case scenarios following six fictitious students make the content more relatable and allow students to apply their knowledge, skills, and values to issues presented in the text. A new case, Amina, has been added to highlight potential LGBTQ student issues.

  • UPDATED: All chapters reflect the Council on Social Worker Education (CSWE) 2015 Education Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) core competencies and practice behaviors. Core competency icons and critical-thinking questions help students focus their study and further their mastery of the CSWE standards.

  • Contemporary, expanded content gives beginning practitioners a clear view of the practicalities and implications of social work practice today.

    • Twelve “Grand Challenges for Social Work” from the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare are presented to encourage learning about how social work practice at all levels can connect to social and economic justice efforts.

    • UPDATED: Learning plan content is expanded, including a more detailed example that will help students create their own learning plans.

    • UPDATED: Cultural competence and humility content related to socialization, the workplace environment, and practice at all levels is substantially expanded in this edition.

    • NEW: New case management content and expanded coverage of ethics within the practicum setting helps students navigate systems and display competence.

    • UPDATED: Professional socialization, self-care, and the creation of a professional identity coverage is expanded to assist students in their early weeks of professional practice.

    • UPDATED: Safety content, including new roles and documentation requirements, is expanded to better prepare students for the many types of situations they may encounter in their careers.

Table of contents
  • Before You Head into the Field: A Prepracticum Guide
  • 1. Getting Started on Your Social Work Practice Career
  • 2. Socialization into the Social Work Profession
  • 3. Safety in Social Work Settings
  • 4. Making the Most of Your Practicum Supervision
  • 5. Organizational Context
  • 6. Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with Individuals and Families
  • 7. Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with Groups
  • 8. Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with Organizations, Communities, and Policy
  • 9. Social Work Practice and the Law
  • 10. Termination: The Beginning of an End (or the End of a Beginning?)