讲座题目：Emotions, Relationships and the 21st Century Social WorkProfessional: thresholds, challenges and opportunities
主 讲 人：Dr RichardIngram
Social work takes place in many contexts, cultures andenvironments. The knowledge, skills and values required to practice in thesecontexts can vary in nature and emphasis. This requires a 21stCentury Social Work professional to be adaptive, engagedand self-aware. Dr Richard Ingram will draw on his research into the role ofemotional intelligence and relationship based practice in social work to exploreand propose a model of practice which unites concepts of professionalism with anemphasis on ‘use of self’ and critical reflection. It will be argued that thisknowledge is a ‘threshold concept’ for social work educators and practitionersalike and has a universal application for the social work profession.
Dr Richard Ingram joined the School of Education and Social Work atthe University of Dundee in 2004. Prior to arriving at the University, hepracticed as a social worker in a range of settings including children andfamilies social work, educational social work and inter-disciplinary projectwork. These professional roles equipped Richard with the knowledge, skills andcommitment to work towards inclusion, social justice and the formation ofpositive and impactful relationships with service users. Richard has establisheda strong research and scholarship profile. He has published at a national andinternational level in relation to relationship based practice,emotionsand social work, reflectivepractice, pedagogy and the student experience. He continues to research andwrite in these areas and is currently developing a research project focusing onthe experiences and needs of international students.