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By Helen Martyn

Developing reflective perform is a useful source, utilising a special 'bottom-up' method of studying. vibrant examples of social paintings perform with youngsters and households are offered, supplying genuine existence illustrations of the dilemmas and demanding situations dealing with practitioners.Educators and practitioners offer analytic commentaries heading in the right direction paintings submitted by way of social employees learning on a post-qualifying programme, indicating what went good, what did not pass good, and the place advancements could have been made.Implications for coverage and perform from the point of view of the center supervisor are supplied, besides a listing of studying points.Developing reflective perform is vital examining for college kids (on tips on how to appreciate perform in a direction paintings context), academics (on the right way to examine path paintings and increase perform performance), practitioners (on how one can strategy particular items of labor) and managers/supervisors (on how one can advertise top practice), supplying criteria for either education and perform rooted within the truth of the workplace.

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The children were reunited with their mother and the Court subsequently granted a residence order to her and a supervision order to the local authority. At this time a child psychotherapist became my supervisor.

Reviewing her file heightened my awareness of the importance of preparation. This first glimpse into Eve’s world not only helped me develop ideas and hypotheses which I could later explore but also helped to prepare me for the emotional impact of the work. From the records I formed some possible pictures of Eve’s internal representations of attachment relationships and of herself. Those pictures were informed not only by the facts but underpinned by theoretical and experiential influences. In direct contact with Eve, both through live incidents which shouted out to be understood and worked with, and more structured directed sessions, the clarity and vividness of her world emerged.

With regard to the emotions evoked during the course of the work, although they have been difficult to handle, it has been a tremendous learning experience in terms of getting me in touch with feelings around separation and loss. I am also aware that in attempting to work with James in this way, I was taking a very different approach to my past work with him. I am disappointed that James and I were not able to carry on looking at the past, and I am still left wondering what he has done with all those painful feelings.

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