Summary: A useful book that guides social work students through the field practicum, this text offers words of wisdom, practical applications, reflective exercises, and helpful suggestions for all members of the practicum team--the student, practicum instructor, and practicum liaison. It includes well-developed tools and techniques that focus the student's learning in a range of critical arenas leading to the development of competent and confident social work professionals. ...show more Guide to the Social Work Practicum can be used as a self-study guide for students in distance education programs or distant field placements; as a textbook in a practicum seminar; or by students and practicum instructors as a manual that supports maximizing the learning value from the supervisory relationship. It will enhance the competence of all members of the practicum team so that the quality of learning and overall practicum experience is challenging, satisfying, and meaningful for students. Written in a friendly, informal style, the book includes extensive exercises and activities that expose students to skills they can apply in actual practice situations. Its punched and perforated pages can be handed in, added to a practicum binder or portfolio, or shared with other students.