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Existential Approaches in Field Education - Field Education Practice Group meeting

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 30 October, 2018
Time: 3pm-5pm
Venue: AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
State: NSW


Organiser: AASW NSW

02 9615 4005

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2 CPD hours

Integrating ideas from existential psychotherapy into the social work student practicum

The relationship between the field educator and the student is of vital importance in the social work practicum.

The qualities of this working relationship will affect not just the range and quality of the student’s learning of skills but also contributes to the development of a professional identity and how social work values are integrated into practice.

This presentation will explore how ideas from existential psychotherapy such as meaning making, freedom, personal responsibility and aloneness can inform and enrich these relationships.

I am particularly interested in how we can integrate the compassionate expression of these ideas into our work with students given the realities of the power imbalances in the relationship.

After a brief overview of key themes from the existential field we will engage in some group work to practice introducing these ideas into the conversations we have with our students.

About the presenter

Dr Paul Andrews is the Social Work Educator at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. He has worked public health for most of his career.

He has also worked as a couple and family therapist in private practice and as a social work lecturer at Australian Catholic University

The Field Education Practice Group is open to qualified social workers with an interest in field education (e.g. field educators, liaison visitors, external supervisors and university field education staff).

Video/teleconference available.

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers