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Reflective Practice & Complexity with Siobhan MacLean

Part of BASW's Taught Skills Development Programme

As the social work role, and the issues we are dealing with, can be seen as becoming ever more complex reflective practice is perhaps more important than ever. In this session we will refresh and explore some of the most important aspects of reflective practice, considering the stages, steps, spaces and structures of reflective practice. What does reflection look like in contemporary practice? How can we bring it into practice more fully? How do we embrace complexity more effectively with reflexivity? All of these questions and more will be explored in the session.

This session will be held on MS teams.

Trainer Biog

Siobhan Maclean 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