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Developing Reflective Practice: A Guide for Students and Practitioners of Health and Social Care

by Natius Oelofsen Lantern Publishing
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Developing Reflective Practice is suitable for students and practitioners in a variety of fields, including nursing, psychology, social work, therapeutic child care, and education. What all of these fields have in common is that practitioners deal with fundamental human needs such as physical and mental health, housing, and education.

Students on placement as well as qualified and experienced practitioners can benefit from reading this book and working through the reflective exercises that accompany the text.

The goal of the book is to help the reader feel confident and competent when confronted with complex and emotionally demanding situations in the workplace. By working through the numerous and varied activities and exercises detailed in this book, the reader will acquire the skills needed to make sense of their experiences in a professional context.

Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Part 1: Introducing reflective practice 1. Reflecting on reflection: Theories and perspectives on Reflective Practice 2. How to reflect: The reflective practitioner and #x2019;s toolkit Part 2: Reflecting on the work in frontline services 3. Working with people and #x2019;s stories: The role of narrative in frontline practice 4. Shaping people and #x2019;s lives part one: Attachment and family Influences 5. Shaping people and #x2019;s lives part two: Cross-generational influences and migration Extended example: Narrative and forces shaping people and #x2019;s lives 6. Inside and outside working relationships: Boundaries in frontline practice 7. Getting to the heart of the matter: Helping people change 8. Reflecting on what is really important: Ethics and values in frontline practice Extended example: Working with boundaries and change Part 3: Reflecting on emotion in frontline services 9. Absorbing distress: Emotional Containment in frontline practice 10. When strong feelings matter: Transference and countertransference in frontline practice Extended example: Working with containment and transference Part 4: Reflecting on staff support in frontline services 11. All for one and one for all: Building supportive teams 12. Making sense of tangles, twists, and turns: Effective case supervision in frontline practice 13. When the going gets tough: Stress and burnout in frontline services Extended example: Stress and team support. Reflecting in practice: a final word References Index