The social work profession is in a state of flux including a change of regulator, a new College of Social Work and a new approach to CPD. There is a lot to get to grips with and social workers are now expected to take responsibility for ensuring their professional development needs are met but how to go about it? This book offers social workers the opportunity to be innovative and to take professional control in reflecting on their learning needs and achievements, and enhancing their practice. By developing a professional portfolio social workers can bring all the elements of the changing environment into a single place so that their individual practice lies at the heart of service improvement. But this is a new concept and approach for social workers so this book will help them deal with the process, provide hints, tips and guidance on constructing a portfolio in line with the PCF. It also helps guide critical reflection to support them to learn from their own practice. Evidencing CPD provides a comprehensive guide to support social workers to create and develop their own portfolio and focus on critical reflection as a learning tool for CPD activities. This timely publication is packed with examples and exercises to support personal portfolio development and is mapped to the different levels of social work progression.
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Daisy has worked within mental health and addiction services for the last fifteen years, both for the NHS and also for voluntary sector organisations, at all levels including as Executive Director of an NHS partnership trust. A social worker by background, she has spent a large part of her career working within integrated health and social care environments, providing and developing professional leadership and integrated service improvement. She is also part of the development team for The College of Social Work and a practising Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). Maggie has had a long career in adult, further and higher education, working as tutor, researcher, manager and national project leader. She has worked with a range of professions, including medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and social work. She has published widely on APEL, work-based learning, person-centred learning and quality assurance in education, and has presented at conferences in places as diverse as Sweden, Israel, South Africa, Cameroon and the Czech Republic. She has been an institutional auditor for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, and has been external examiner on a range of professional programmes in 7 universities.
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Book Description Critical Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1909330256