Continuing Professional Development in Social Work

Carmel Halton, Fred Powell, and Margaret Scanlon

Carmel Halton, Fred Powell, and Margaret Scanlon

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447307372 Published December 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Continuing professional development has become an important and widespread practice in twenty-first century social work. This volume traces its emergence and evolution, identifying the characteristics of continuing professional development, the barriers to undertaking it, and the way social workers view it. Drawing on an international survey of practitioners and interviews with social workers and their managers, the authors provide unique insight into the possibilities and challenges of continuing professional development for newly qualified and experienced social workers alike. 


List of abbreviations


1. Continuing professional development: the international context

2. Contemporary debates in social work education
3. Continuing professional development: a national study
4. Barriers to participation

5. Supervision
6. Learning and reflection
7. Thinking and acting

8. Conclusion: challenges and futurescapes



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