Summary: This field work manual provides a structured, comprehensive guide to field work. Each of the five units focuses on a specific area using a developmental approach from an initial consideration of the role of field work in social work education to termination of the internship. The manual uses a process-oriented approach, examining roles, relationships, procedures, and milestones, as the social worker moves forward in experience over the course of placement. It also co ...show morevers working with groups, organizations, and communities (macro perspective). Unit One helps prepare social workers for their field placement by examining the function of each of the professionals who will be guiding them through the process. Unit Two assists the reader with the initial process of getting to know the agency and developing a working relationship with the field instructor. Unit Three provides guidance during the course of placement. Unit Four focuses on the termination process, including post-placement relationships with the field instructor, colleagues, and clients. Unit Five takes a solutions-oriented approach to common problems a social worker may encounter in their field placement, including the effects of budget cuts and managed care. For any beginning social worker. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 00
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