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Reflective Practice Masterclass with Siobhan Maclean

Part of BASW's Professional Development & Education Taught Skills Programme

Reflective practice is an essential element of social work. What is the one thing that connects the Professional Capability Standards, and each Knowledge and Skills Statement, The Practice Educator Professional Standards, regulatory CPD standards (and more)? Reflection , reflexivity and analysis. This session will therefore be useful to everyone at any stage of their social work career. Everyone will benefit from this session: Supervisors will be able to explore how they might provide more reflexive supervision, practitioners will consider how they might further develop their skills in analysis, students will be able to explore how they might develop their reflective writing skills.

Siobhan has written widely about reflective practice, she has been delivering sessions for many years and she will draw on all of this experience to create a session that has something for everyone.

This interactive session, delivered virtually using MS Teams with a limited group size will consider the What? Why? and How? framework, exploring:

  • What do we mean by reflection; critical reflection; reflexivity; analysis and reflective practice in social work?
  • Why are these important issues for social workers?
  • How can we develop our skills in this area?
  • Models of reflection – differences between process and component models

Course timings

09:30 - 12:00 - AM session

13:00 - 14:00 - PM session

14:00 - 16:00 - PM session, split into groups to develop a model of reflection

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.

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