Reflective Practice in Social Work

Reflective Practice in Social Work

 Expert guidance class

delivered by Siobhan Maclean

 Date: 31st January 2020

Time: 10.00 am – 4pm

Venue: Mary Woollett Centre, Danum Road, Doncaster, DN4 5HF

This session explores:

  • What do we mean by reflection, reflective practice and reflexivity?
  • What is the difference between reflection and critical reflection?
  • Why is reflective practice so important in contemporary social work?
  • What are the barriers to reflective practice and how might we overcome these?
  • The “Big Six”: Concepts in reflection
  • Theories and models of reflection
  • Using models to enhance reflection
  • Improving critically reflective writing


The target audience for this class will be ASYE’s and less experienced social workers, students and practice educators.


Siobhan Maclean has been a practice educator for more than 20 years and has worked with more than 150 students in that time. She is often asked to deliver workshops and expert classes for practice educators. All Siobhan’s training is individually designed but she has covered issues such as:

  • Returning to practice education after some time
  • Understanding contemporary frameworks in practice education
  • Developing specific skills as practice educators: developing a learning curriculum, group supervision, off site arrangements etc
  • Creativity in practice education
  • The journey model of practice education
  • How do I book?There are 100 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.   Closing date for booking places is 31st Dec 2020
  • Please email SYTP-CPDModules& to book your place or for any queries.
  • There is a small charge of £50 per place to cover the cost of this class and we ask you to give us your local authority business unit code or details of payment.