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BASW Moral Injury in Social Work Practice Training

Part of BASW's Taught Skills Development Programme for Social Workers

The risk of social workers experiencing moral injury has increased significantly during the pandemic and in this three-hour online session, Siobhan will explore how COVID-19 has impacted on social work practice. The session will look at what moral injury is and why social workers have become particularly vulnerable due to changed ways of working. The session will then move onto explore how social workers can respond. This is a potentially hard-hitting emotional session, but one which is essential for everyone at any stage of their social work journey. Use the session as an opportunity to pause and think about your own situation through some well evidenced guided reflection.

This fully interactive & bespoke session will be delivered via MS Teams.


Trainer Biog

Siobhan has been a social worker for 30 years and became a practice educator in 1995. Siobhan has worked independently for a number of years. As an independent her work is varied but includes training, devising practice learning resources and consultancy work. Siobhan still very much enjoys working as a practice educator and currently works with a few students a year in an off site capacity.

In 2004 Siobhan was appointed to the position of Secretary of the International Federation of Social Workers, holding this position for eight years. She still maintains close international links and enjoys working to support practice educators in countries where social work education is in the early stages of development.

Siobhan was recently appointed a Visiting Professor at the University of Chester. She is also an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning.

Siobhan has written widely, mostly around social work theory and critical reflection. She is committed to making the knowledge base accessible to busy practitioners and set up Kirwin Maclean Associates as an independent publishing organisation based on the values and ethics of social work.

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