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Reflective Connections Training

with Siobhan Maclean

Part of BASW's Online Taught Skills Development Programme

Limited class sizes to allow for interaction with the trainer

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, participants will have:

  • Considered their own practice in the light of the Covid19 Pandemic
  • Used a model of reflection to reflect on their own practice
  • Explored their own wellbeing in response to Pandemic working
  • Thought about the connections between their reflections and those of their community of practice

Participants will receive a short set of notes about the reflective connections in the session which they can add to and use for their own CPD purposes.

One morning session - 10:00 - 12:00 (attended by all)

Class splits in the afternoon and each delegate attends one of the following sessions: 13:00 - 14:30 or 15:00 - 16:30

Morning session

An interactive session based around a presentation. 


To explore the what? Why? and how? of reflective practice.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will have:

  • Considered the importance of reflection for contemporary practice
  • Considered the links between reflection and resilience
  • Explored a range of reflective models
  • Developed ideas about how they might develop their reflective practice skills in the future

Afternoon session


To provide an online reflective session enabling participants to become familiar with using a range of reflective models in practice.

Trainer Biog

Siobhan has been a social worker for 29 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.