Merging Self and Profession
As you near the end of your first field education practicum as a social worker intern (Please speak about my practicum in Hospice Care), reflect upon your use of self
as a tool for helping others to promote human rights, social change, justice, and well-being.
What professional attributes did you observe among social workers and in yourself as being the most critical in being an effective and culturally competent
practitioner who maintains, a strength perspective in working with clients at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels?
Include in your response:
The important considerations in preparing for a social work career.
The factors to your selection of a particular area of social work practice and type of practice setting.
The importance of balancing personal and professional aspects of one’s life.Identify important considerations in preparing for a social work career.
Identify factors important to your selection of a particular type of social work practice and practice setting.
Describe the importance of balancing personal and professional aspects of one’s life.
Develop personal and professional self-awareness.
Garthwait, C. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students. (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.