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Making the Most of Your Field Placement

Making the Most of Your Field Placement: Handbook for Human Services

By Siobhan Maclean, Rob Harrison, and Ronda Monahan

ISBN 13: 978-1-897160-67-1

Pub date: May 2014

ABOUT THIS REFERENCE GUIDE i

SECTION A: UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT OF THE
FIELD PLACEMENT EXPERIENCE 1
Chapter 1 Qualifying for a Field Placement 3
Chapter 2 Field Placement Process 21
Chapter 3 Roles and Responsibilities 41
Chapter 4 Offsite and Distant Field Placement Arrangements 47
Chapter 5 Examining the Impact of Power within the
Field Placement Process 51
Chapter 6 Managing Expectations 55

SECTION B: GETTING A PLACEMENT 59
Chapter 7 How Do I Get a Placement? 61
Chapter 8 The Field Placement Request Form 63
Chapter 9 Field Placement in the Public and Private Sector 71
Chapter 10 What Are Field Work Supervisors Looking For? 79

SECTION C: PREPARING FOR A PLACEMENT AND
GETTING STARTED 81
Chapter 11 Clarifying Your Learning Goals 83
Chapter 12 Do Your Homework! 89
Chapter 13 Ground Rules and Boundaries 93
Chapter 14 Orientation 97

SECTION D: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR
YOUR OWN LEARNING 103
Chapter 15 Adult Learning Theory 105
Chapter 16 Reflective Practice 117
Chapter 17 Learning Opportunities 127
Chapter 18 Balancing Your Learning With Other
Requirements of the Field Placement 139

SECTION E: HOW TO MAKE EFFECTIVE
USE OF SUPERVISION 145
Chapter 19 Supervision Styles 147
Chapter 20 Other Forms of Supervision 161
Chapter 21 Recording Supervision 163

SECTION F: DEMONSTRATING COMPETENCE 167
Chapter 22 The Continuing Competence Program for
Social Work and Social Service Worker 169
Chapter 23 Collecting Evidence 171
Chapter 24 The Importance of Feedback 179
Chapter 25 Completing the Final Evaluation 185
Chapter 26 Managing Endings 191

SECTION G: ADDRESSING DIFFICULTIES IN
FIELD PLACEMENT 195
Chapter 27 Addressing Problems in Field Placement 197
Chapter 28 What to Do If You Are Failing a Placement? 199

SECTION H: BEYOND FIELD PLACEMENT 205
Chapter 29 Identifying Your Future Learning Needs 207
Chapter 30 Applying for Jobs 209
Chapter 31 Professional Development 215

BIBLIOGRAPHY 217

 

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