Reflective Social Work Practice: Thinking, Doing and Being

Published on Oct 8, 2014
Manohar Pawar10
Estimated H-index: 10
Arthur Anscombe2
Estimated H-index: 2
1. Contemporary social work practice: thinking, doing and being 2. A reflective social work practice model: blending thinking, doing and being with people 3. Being in the context of reflective practice with individuals/families 4. Being in the context of reflective practice with groups 5. Being in the context of reflective practice with communities 6. Being in the context of social work research for action and change 7. Being in the context of reflective practice as a social work leader, manager, administrator 8. Reflections on thinking, doing and being: future of social work practice.
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