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This half day course is for social workers who are working with children and families and are looking to develop their understanding of reflective practice. It will provide an outline of different theories and how it fits in to current practice. The course will look at the key elements of reflective practice and how it can help you critically analyse the work you do. It will support you to develop and grow your abilities in relation to working with others.

Who is Reflective Practice aimed at?

This workshop is for social workers working with children and families. The course has strong practice links to ‘Report writing and record keeping’ and can stand alone as a training session but can also work well as a pre cursor to ‘Report Writing and Record Keeping’.

Course Length

3 hours

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by reflective practice in social work.
  • Understand why reflective practice is important in contemporary social work.
  • Understand different theories and models of reflection.
  • Use a range of reflective models to enhance reflection.
  • Understand the barriers to reflective practice and how to overcome them.
  • Use reflective practice techniques to critically analyse information, construct hypotheses to inform decision making and planning.
  • Be able to analyse information from assessments to inform planning.

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