Outcome-focused Practice in Social Work
What you'll learn
- Effective practice in social work requires us to have clear outcomes in mind. This course offers a structured framework for ensuring our work is outcome focused
- You will learn about the importance of having clear objectives in mind
- You will be introduced to the systematic practice framework
- You will be helped to avoid drift and an unfocused approach
Anyone involved in social work knows that it is complex and demanding work that can get very messy. We can get dragged in various directions and, if we are not very careful, we can lose our way. Because of this it can be difficult at times to stay focused, due to the various issues involved. In this course, well-known UK social work author Neil Thompson emphasizes the importance of having clear outcomes to work toward to help us keep firmly on track.
If we are clear what end result we are working toward, we can focus on the main issues and be less likely to allow ourselves to be sidetracked. Just generally trying to be helpful without clear and agreed outcomes to guide us leaves us open to losing sight of priorities and drifting. It is therefore essential that our assessment work includes establishing the outcomes – the end results – we need to address.
Neil introduces a helpful framework that It can be of considerable benefit in avoiding drift and a lack of focus. Having a clear and strong focus on outcomes gives confidence in the process to both worker and client and provides a firm basis for working in partnership.
Who this course is for:
- Social workers, social work students and associated professionals.
Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops.
He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator.
He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.