Adi Staempfli

Staff details

Position Part-Time Lecturer and Learning Lead for the Practice Supervisor Development Programme Consortium
Email a.staempfli (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7717 2278
Adi Staempfli

I am a registered social worker with 15 years’ experience of working directly with adult service users in multidisciplinary and statutory substance misuse and mental health settings in London and Berne, Switzerland.

Since 2007 I have worked in social work education, first at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland with responsibility for practice learning on the BA in Social Work programme and since 2012 at Goldsmiths.

I am co-president of the Association Network Key Situations in Social Work and am co-author of the Key Situation in Social Work Reflection and Discourse model

Academic qualifications

  • Certificate of Advanced Studies Higher Education (2012)
  • MSc Drugs in Society: Policy and Intervention (2005)
  • Mental Health Social Work Award CCETSW -Certificate “Approved Social Worker Training” (1998)
  • Practice Teacher Award (1996)
  • dipl. Sozialarbeiter FH (1991)

Teaching

My teaching interests are in the following domains

  • Practice Learning
  • Practice Education
  • Adult Learning
  • Reflective Practice
  • Communities of Practice
  • Linking theory and practice

Areas of supervision

Adult and organisational learning, supervision, reflective practice, evidence-informed practice, mental health, substance use, social work as a profession and discipline, virtual learning and communities of practice.

Featured publications

  • STAEMPFLI, A. & FAIRTLOUGH, A. 2018 (under review). Intervision and professional development: an exploration of a peer-group reflection method in social work education.
  • STAEMPFLI, A., TOV, E., KUNZ, R. & TSCHOPP, D. 2016. Improving professionalism through reflection and discourse in communities of practice: The key situations in social work model and project. The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 14, 59-79.
  • STAEMPFLI, A., ADSHEAD, L. & FLETCHER, J. 2015. Ready for Qualified Practice? A Comparative Study of Capability for Critical Reflection and Analysis of MA Social Work and MA Step Up to Social Work Students at the End of Second Placement. Social Work Education, 34, 952-966.
  • STAEMPFLI, A., KUNZ, R. & TOV, E. 2012. Creating a bridge between theory and practice: working with key situations. European Journal of Social Education, 22/23, 60-78.

Professional activities

  • Member of BASW
  • Co-president of the Association Network Key Situations in Social Work
  • Member of Association for Learning Technology

Professional Development

Much of my own personal learning is shaped by the close collaborations with colleagues within the international network key situations. I am currently a PhD student in Social Work at Goldsmiths, working on my thesis entitled ‘A Practice-Based Approach to Professional Development in Social Work: Reflective Learning on Key Situations.’

Research Interests

As part of Adi's PhD he is currently focussing on reflective practice in social work. Adi is particularly interested in action learning and research and development. 

Publications

Book

Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit. Professionalität durch Wissen, Reflexion und Diskurs in Communities of Practice
Tov, Eva; Kunz, Regula and Staempfli, Adi. 2016. Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit. Professionalität durch Wissen, Reflexion und Diskurs in Communities of Practice. 2nd revised ed. Bern Siwtzerland: hep. ISBN 978-3-0355-0583-2

Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit: Professionalität durch Wissen, Reflexion und Diskurs in Communities of Practice (German Edition)
Tov, Eva; Kunz, Regula and Staempfli, Adi. 2013. Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit: Professionalität durch Wissen, Reflexion und Diskurs in Communities of Practice (German Edition). Bern: hep verlag. ISBN 978-3039059621

Book Section

Creating a Common Language between Academics and Practitioners through Negotiation of Meaning in Communities of Practice (CoPs)
Tov, Eva; Kunz, Regula; Staempfli, Adi; Tschopp, Dominik and Eugster Stamm, Stefan. 2015. Creating a Common Language between Academics and Practitioners through Negotiation of Meaning in Communities of Practice (CoPs). In: Subhash Sharma and Michael Zirkler, eds. From the edge of Chaos: Dialogues amongst social theory and practice. Bengaluru: IBA Publications, pp. 92-102. ISBN 978-81-920996-9-9

Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit: Durch Reflexion und Diskurs Wissen für die Praxisausbildung sichtbar machen
Staempfli, Adi; Kunz, Regula and Tov, Eva. 2014. Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit: Durch Reflexion und Diskurs Wissen für die Praxisausbildung sichtbar machen. In: Ueli Merten and Claudia Roth, eds. Praxisausbildung konkret. Leverkusen: Budrich. ISBN 978-3847401049

Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit als Scharnier zwischen Theorie, Wissenschaft und Praxis
Staempfli, Adi; Kunz, Regula and Tov, Eva. 2013. Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit als Scharnier zwischen Theorie, Wissenschaft und Praxis. In: Elke Oestreicher and Ursula Unterkoffler, eds. Wissensentwicklung in Professionen. Herausforderungen für Wissenschaft und Praxis. Leverkusen-Opladen: Budrich UniPress.

Article

Intervision and professional development: an exploration of a peer-group reflection method in social work education
Staempfli, Adi and Fairtlough, Anna. 2018. Intervision and professional development: an exploration of a peer-group reflection method in social work education. The British Journal of Social Work, ISSN 0045-3102

Improving professionalism through reflection and discourse in communities of practice: the key situations in social work model and project.
Staempfli, Adi; Tov, Eva; Kunz, Regula; Tschopp, Dominik and Eugster Stamm, Stefan. 2016. Improving professionalism through reflection and discourse in communities of practice: the key situations in social work model and project. Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 14(2), pp. 59-79. ISSN 1746-6113

Ready for Qualified Practice? A Comparative Study of Capability for Critical Reflection and Analysis of MA Social Work and MA Step Up to Social Work Students at the End of Second Placement
Staempfli, Adi; Adshead, Lesley and Fletcher, Joan. 2015. Ready for Qualified Practice? A Comparative Study of Capability for Critical Reflection and Analysis of MA Social Work and MA Step Up to Social Work Students at the End of Second Placement. Social Work Education, 34(8), pp. 952-966. ISSN 0261-5479

Virtuelle Community of Practice. Fachdiskurs und Wissensintegration mittels Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit.
Kunz, Regula; Staempfli, Adi; Tov, Eva and Tschoop, Dominik. 2012. Virtuelle Community of Practice. Fachdiskurs und Wissensintegration mittels Schlüsselsituationen der Sozialen Arbeit. SozialAktuell, 44(9), pp. 24-25.

Creating a bridge between theory and practice: Working with key situations
Staempfli, Adi; Kunz, Regula and Tov, Eva. 2012. Creating a bridge between theory and practice: Working with key situations. European Journal of Social Education, 22-23, pp. 60-78.

Virtuelle Community of Practice – ein Online-Fachdiskurs
Kunz, Regula; Staempfli, Adi; Tov, Eva and Tschoop, Dominik. 2012. Virtuelle Community of Practice – ein Online-Fachdiskurs. SozialAktuell, 44(9), pp. 24-25.

Als Case Manager und Managerin Akzeptanz finden. (Being accepted as a case manager)
Staempfli, Adi. 2008. Als Case Manager und Managerin Akzeptanz finden. (Being accepted as a case manager). Abhängigkeiten, 3, pp. 70-75.

Book Review: „Das Elend der Suchtprävention. Analyse-Kritik-Alternative.“
Staempfli, Adi. 2005. Book Review: „Das Elend der Suchtprävention. Analyse-Kritik-Alternative.“. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 12(4), pp. 337-339. ISSN 0968-7637

„Fallkoordination in der interinstitutionellen Betreuung von Drogenabhängigen in Bern. Evaluation eines interdisziplinären Case Mangement Projektes.“
Staempfli, Adi. 2005. „Fallkoordination in der interinstitutionellen Betreuung von Drogenabhängigen in Bern. Evaluation eines interdisziplinären Case Mangement Projektes.“. Soziothek,