We are pleased to announce the winner of the Groupwork Journal’s student essay prize. The winner is Evan Burke whose essay ‘From lessons to sessions: How does second language teaching experience translate to psychoeducational group facilitation?’ was considered the winner by the judges. Evan was a student on the Masters in Social Work at the University College Cork, Ireland when he wrote is essay.
Highly commended papers were written by:
- Samantha Bryan & Elizabeth Marshall who are studying for a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University, England. Their essay is entitled ‘Facilitating Group work in an Extended Scope Placement’
- Colette Gallagher is a second yearstudent on BSc (Hons) in Integrated Practice in Learning Disability Nursing & Social Work at Salford University, Her essay is entitled ‘Social Work and Professional Development: A Critical Reflection about Group work’
- Lorraine Kessler completed her paper as part of her Bachelors in Social Work at the University of Maine USA – ‘Respect Detectors: A Support and Educational Group Engaging LGBTQ Activists to Prevent Violence in Their Community’
- Rosa Wright is studying in her third year on the BSc (Hons) Integrated Practice – Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work at University of Salford, England wrote and excellent literature review ‘To what extent are people with intellectual disabilities (ID) active partners in focus group research?’ Please note: As a literature review this paper doses not meet the criteria of the award, which writing about direct practice.
These papers will form a Special Issue of Groupwork in the near future.
If you are interested in the 2017 Groupwork Student Essay Competition – details can be found at Groupwork Student Essay Prize 2017