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Continuing professional development in social work

Carmel Halton, Fred Powell, and Margaret Scanlon


Continuing professional development (CPD) has become a defining issue in twenty-first century social work. There is widespread consensus in favour of CPD. But what is it? Are there discernible international trends? What are the barriers to participating in CPD? What do social workers think about and want from CPD? This book seeks to answer these questions. Based on a survey and interviews with social work practitioners, Continuing Professional Development in social work offers a unique insight into the possibilities and challenges of CPD and the issues it presents for newly qualified and exper ... More

Keywords: Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Social work education, Supervision, Reflection and reflective learning, Risk and trust, Managerialism and marketisation, Critical theory, Professional regulation, In-service training, Peer support groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447307372
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447307372.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carmel Halton, author

Fred Powell, author

Margaret Scanlon, author