The book addresses significant contemporary themes in the post-professional education of social workers and related professionals, and is a major contribution to the literature on professional education and training. It will be interesting reading for those engaged in education and training for social work, counselling and psychotherapy, but will also be of value to other professions, notably teaching and nursing; interprofessional issues feature significantly. Its concerned with the nature of professional education, its changing logical environment, and processes of teaching and learning.
The contributors to this volume formulate a fresh theoretical base for social work education. Together they call effectively for a more creative engagement with the accelerating changes that have overtaken a staid profession. -- Community Care a major contribution to the literature on professional education and training... the book is consistently well written, comprehensive and wide ranging in scope. -- Aslib Book Guide ... a valuable collection of papers about professional education. -- Nursing Times ... this collection admirably illustrates the theoretical richness and power of an area of intellectual and practical endeavour... -- Studies in Higher Education In this very interesting and timely collection, the contributors raise important and thoughtful questions about the nature and purpose of professional social work practice in a modern, changing and complex society. This collection provides a useful starting point to consider the fundamental questions of what knowledge is required, and then how to recognize, promote and evaluate high-quality practice. -- Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry ... a very valuable and timely book for social work and related professional educators. -- Professional Social Work This fascinating book consists of a collection of papers about advanced training for social workers and others...scores highly for its chapters on process issues in training and practice. -- Therapeutic Communities