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Feedback Sought on Draft 2: 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS)

April 2014 · no comments

CSWE’s Commission on Educational Policy (COEP) and Commission on Accreditation (COA) has released the second draft of the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) for public review, comment, and feedback. Feedback on Draft 2  opens on March 14, 2014 and will close on May 16, 2014.

 

Emotional Triggers to Field Experiences: Preparing Students and Field Instructors

October 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Introduction This literature review is the second in a series that will be published in each issue of the Field Educator on topics related to field instruction. The reviews will highlight key components of practice, including reflective models of supervision and creating safe learning […]

 

Innovating to Keep Pace: A Ten-Year Model for Group Interprofessional Field Placements

October 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Introduction and Background Recently, social work field educators were reminded that “the number of students is growing, but the number of quality placements is not keeping pace” (Harriman, 2016, p. 1). With changes in the practice community and the continued growth in social work […]

 

The Meaning and Value of Supervision in Social Work Field Education

October 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract Supervision has played an important role in social work field education for many years. This evaluative qualitative study considers perspectives of field instructors and students regarding the meaning and value of supervision. Findings align with the limited information available through literature review. Field […]

 

A Case Study of Photovoice as a Critical Reflection Strategy in a Field Seminar

October 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Introduction While Photovoice has been gaining momentum in social work practice, and specifically participatory research methods, it has not been explored as a teaching strategy for critical reflection in the social work discipline. This manuscript seeks to open that discussion by describing the use […]

 
A Tribute to Carolyn du Bois

A Tribute to Carolyn du Bois

May 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Field education trailblazer Carolyn du Bois retired from her role as Director of Field Work at Smith College School for Social Work (SCSSW) this past January. Carolyn’s tenure at SCSSW lasted over 30 years, most of which was spent as the Director. She was […]

 

Field Education Literature Review: Volume 1

May 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Introduction This literature review is the first in a series that will be published in each issue of the Field Educator Journal on topics related to field instruction. The reviews will highlight key components of practice, including reflective models of supervision and creating safe […]

 

Social Work Simulation Education in the Field

May 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Introduction Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s (Holland Bloorview’s) innovative Social Work Simulation Education Program uses trained actors in simulated scenarios to enhance the acquisition of social work skills and competencies and engage students in higher level learning. Simulation is described as “a pedagogy using […]

 
Enhancing Partnerships with Field Instructors: Identifying Effective Retention Strategies

Enhancing Partnerships with Field Instructors: Identifying Effective Retention Strategies

May 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract Fostering long-term partnerships with field instructors is a priority for all social work field education programs. Therefore, schools of social work implement numerous strategies to enhance field instructor loyalty. This article presents results from a university survey of social work field instructors intended […]

 
A Conversation with Trudy Zimmerman

A Conversation with Trudy Zimmerman

May 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article [Editor’s note: This issue’s Conversation features an interview by Suzanne Sankar, MSW, Field Educator’s Executive Editor, with Trudy Zimmerman, MSW, the Assistant Dean for Field Education at Boston University School of Social Work. Trudy discusses BUSSW’s innovative Policy Practice in Field Education Initiative, which […]

 
Preparing BSW Students for Practicum: Reducing Anxiety Through Bridge to Practicum Course

Preparing BSW Students for Practicum: Reducing Anxiety Through Bridge to Practicum Course

May 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract A challenge for BSW programs is designing curriculum that both addresses students’ anxiety prior to their field placements and prepares students to enter the field with the necessary values, skills, and knowledge. While the literature is rich in discussions of anxiety among graduate students, […]

 
Student Self Report of Core Field Instructor Behaviors that Facilitate Their Learning

Student Self Report of Core Field Instructor Behaviors that Facilitate Their Learning

May 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract The purpose of this study was to describe student self-report of core field instructor behaviors related to their learning. In response to an anonymous survey, 168 students reported behaviors that facilitated their learning and that interfered with their learning. Using grounded theory, these […]

 
Distance Field Education: A Model for Development, Delivery, and Evaluation

Distance Field Education: A Model for Development, Delivery, and Evaluation

May 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract This article provides a model for the development, delivery, and evaluation of distance field education programs. Distance field education poses benefits and challenges due to the contextual realities of students, agencies, communities, and university social work programs. The framework identifies systematic guidelines for […]

 
Tolerance of Heterosexism and LGBTQ-Affirmative Practice in Generalist Field Education

Tolerance of Heterosexism and LGBTQ-Affirmative Practice in Generalist Field Education

May 2017 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract Field education has an important role in professional education for social workers and provides an opportunity for students to engage diversity in practice, including sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. However, organizational settings differ in the extent to which they tolerate heterosexism and […]

 

Transfer of learning to the field: A follow-up with child welfare MSW students after an intensive clinical training

November 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract  This article follows-up on a 2013 randomized trial where MSW students were taught Motivational Interviewing (MI). To assess experiences with the MI training, focus groups were held with students seven months post training. Student perceptions of the MI training, maintenance of skills learned […]

 

Developing a Faculty-Led Field Practicum: Factors to Consider

November 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article In 2012, the state of Delaware experienced an unprecedented number of suicide deaths among youth and young adults (aged 13-21). A CDC epidemiologic investigation found mental health problems as a major determinant of the suicide deaths. Faculty members in the Department of Social Work […]

 

Service-User Involvement in Social Work Education: The Road Less Traveled

November 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Introduction This paper outlines the experiences of an undergraduate social work program (Bachelor of Social Work) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Two terms used throughout the paper include: 1) “service user,” equivalent to “client” in the North American context and 2) “caregiver” also known as […]

 

Evidence-based practice in social work curriculum: Faculty and field instructor attitudes

November 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract Evidence-based practice (EBP) continues to be debated among social work educators, as well as practitioners, while many funding sources are calling for accountability demonstrated by use of EBP. While social work faculty members and field instructors may agree that EBP should be used, […]

 

A Qualitative Study of BSW Students’ Cultural Competence Preparedness to Uphold Client Dignity

November 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract This qualitative study, informed by grounded theory, examined junior-level Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students’ preparedness in cultural competence skills to treat clients with respect and uphold their dignity. The researchers used Hicks’ (2013) elements of dignity, along with questions related to cultural […]

 
A Field Practicum Experience in Designing and Developing a Wellness Initiative: An Agency and University Partnership

A Field Practicum Experience in Designing and Developing a Wellness Initiative: An Agency and University Partnership

November 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract Increasing complexities in field education require new field practica models.  Concomitantly, growing evidence supports the need for wellness initiatives in social service organizations.  This article describes a piloted model of a partnership between two universities and an agency, in which MSW students’ field […]

 

Field Manuals: A road map to student learning?

November 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract Twenty baccalaureate social work field education manuals from New York State were examined for the content they contained related to student assessment, how they linked theory and practice, and student responsibility in their learning and behavior. Data are examined in the context of […]

 

To Educate Students or not to Educate Students, That is no Longer the Question: An Innovative Approach to Building Professional Commitment to Social Work Field Education

November 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article The author would like to acknowledge the generous financial support received from the Bertha Rosenstadt Trust Fund in Health Research, administered through the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, to carry out this research. She would also like to thank the social […]

 

Employment Interview Simulation Project: Evaluation and Application to Social Work Field Education

May 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article   This project was made possible through funding from the Bertha Rosenstadt Trust Fund in Health Research, administered through the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. Abstract: The transition from student to professional is challenging and often filled with pressure to secure relevant […]

 

Engaging Field Instructors to Develop Measurements of Student Learning Outcomes in School Social Work Settings

May 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has a distinct emphasis on the development of student competencies and has made a strong declaration that field education is the “signature pedagogy” of the social work profession (CSWE, 2008).  This has required professional preparation programs […]

 

Utilizing Student/Peer-Facilitators to Create a Dynamic Field Seminar Learning Environment

May 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Introduction: Schools of social work are training grounds for professionals who, on the whole, will continue on to practice in the community, as opposed to residing within “the ivory towers” of academia. In order to support students in bridging the gap between the academy […]

 

Balance is a Four-Letter Word

May 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Thomas Merton once said, “Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” So often in the hustle and bustle of life, we lose sight of our happiness in favor of intensity; the intensity of our schedules, the demands […]

 

The Logistics of Practicum: Implications for Field Education

May 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: The logistics of field practicum in social work education, specifically the number of hours that students are able to complete, have yet to be reported in the literature. Survey results of 199 BSW and 507 MSW students from U.S. and Canadian Schools of […]

 

Recent Articles of Note

May 2016 · no comments

Staying current with scholarship enriches the work of field educators: it teaches us innovative ways to solve perennial field problems, suggests new readings for field seminars, keeps us abreast of current debates in social work education, and even inspires us in our own writing on theory and research. “What We’re […]

 

The Resurgence of Moral Basis in Social Work Field Education: The Experience of Field Instructors in Hong Kong

May 2016 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: A reflective paradigm, practice wisdom (a kind of moral engagement practice), represents a challenge to the dominant paradigm of technical rationality when dealing with human interactions in the context of social work practice. The author developed a theoretical framework of four features of […]

 

Field Education With External Supervision: Supporting Student Learning

October 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: The importance of field education in preparing social work students for professional practice is globally acknowledged. At times considered less desirable than placements with internal supervision, current workplace and tertiary education contexts see an increase in field education with external supervision. This paper […]

 

Students Today, Educators Tomorrow: Shaping the Social Work Curriculum to Enhance Field Education

October 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article The development of competence in the professional practice of social work is a primary objective of all social work programs. Field education is the “signature pedagogy” of the profession (Council on Social Work Education, 2008). It offers students pivotal learning opportunities through which knowledge […]

 

Changing Systems: Integrating Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Social Work Practice

October 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), among persons 17 and older, one in eleven or 8.6% of the population has been diagnosed with a substance use disorder (Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality [CBHSQ], 2013). Screening, Brief Intervention […]

 

Creating an Integrative Model of Education and Support for Field Instructors

October 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Field education for social work students is one of the most critical components of their training and educational experience. In fact, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has identified field education as the “signature pedagogy” of social work (CSWE, 2008; Wayne, Bogo, & […]

 

The Devil is in the Details: A Content Analysis of Field Manuals

October 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: The study is a content analysis of twenty undergraduate field education manuals from one northeast state using NVIVO, a qualitative data analysis software. The authors examined how the manuals’ content supports program transparency in gatekeeping into the profession and the roles of faculty field […]

 

Recent Articles of Note

October 2015 · no comments

Staying current with scholarship enriches the work of field educators: it teaches us innovative ways to solve perennial field problems, suggests new readings for field seminars, keeps us abreast of current debates in social work education, and even inspires us in our own writing on theory and research. “What We’re […]

 

The Indispensable Faculty Liaison Within the Signature Pedagogy: the Integrated Field/Classroom Model (IFCM) as an Example

April 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article An examination of the social work literature on the topic of the liaison role in field education reveals some discussion with regard to role, function and impact (Bennett & Coe, 1992; Ligon & Ward, 2005; Liley, 2006; Raskin, Wayne, & Bogo, 2008; Wayne, Bogo, […]

 

Healthcare Orientation Program for MSW Interns

April 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Academic teaching hospitals provide some of the most competitive, challenging and also rewarding internships for MSW students. Patient acuity, increased caseloads and hospital fiscal pressures all shape a demanding work environment where social workers play a pivotal role. Interns are given an opportunity to […]

 
Heart of Social Work Award Winner: Illana Perlman

Heart of Social Work Award Winner: Illana Perlman

April 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article This speech was delivered by Eileen McKee, Assistant Dean Field Education, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto at the 2014 CSWE APM in Tampa, Florida. In it, Ms. McKee honors Illana Perlman, MSW, field instructor, director of education and trauma social worker […]

 

Recent Articles of Note

April 2015 · no comments

Staying current with scholarship enriches the work of field educators: it teaches us innovative ways to solve perennial field problems, suggests new readings for field seminars, keeps us abreast of current debates in social work education, and even inspires us in our own writing on theory and research. “What We’re […]

 

Building Confidence in Social Work Interns Through an Evidence-Based Practice Seminar During Field Education

April 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: This paper seeks to evaluate the effects of an evidence-based practice (EBP) seminar for MSW interns in building confidence in their application of clinical skills. Interns participated in an EBP seminar during their field placements and completed a therapeutic skills self-assessment form pre-post seminar, […]

 

Evaluating Social Work Education Outcomes: The SWEAP Field Practicum Placement Assessment Instrument (FPPAI)

April 2015 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: This manuscript reports on the development, piloting and validation of the Field Placement/Practicum Assessment Instrument (FPPAI). The FPPAI is a measure of student attainment in social work field practicum/placement under the 2008 Education Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) of the Council on Social Work […]

 

Using Field Evaluation Data for Continuous Quality Improvement: A Policy Competency Example

October 2014 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: Although many programs utilize field education outcomes in their overall assessment plan, there are few models for how to use these data for continuous quality improvement, especially when benchmarks have been met. This article presents a model for developing a field-based intervention to improve […]

 

Back to Basics: A Skill-Based Approach to Assessing Social Work Students within Directly-Observed Practice

October 2014 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: This article is based on a piece of research completed with final-year social work students and practice teachers (educators/assessors) within Northern Ireland. The work was concerned with the assessment of students via direct observations of “live” practice, and captured the views, perceptions, and experiences […]

 

Introducing FIELD: Field Instructors Extending EBP Learning in Dyads

October 2014 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: Field Instructors Extending EBP Learning in Dyads (FIELD) has been crafted in consideration of the social work profession’s need for innovative and collaborative models with field education that further evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation efforts. FIELD is driven by the continuing education interests of field […]

 

From the Editor, April 2014

April 2014 · no comments

Welcome to the Spring 2014 issue of the Field Educator! This will be our fifth issue since the journal’s inception in 2011. We are pleased to report that we now have 1316 active subscribers, and the journal’s webpage had almost 25,000 visits last year. Furthermore, we’re broadening the reach of […]

 

Recent Articles of Note

April 2014 · no comments

Staying current with scholarship enriches the work of field educators: it teaches us innovative ways to solve perennial field problems, suggests new readings for field seminars, keeps us abreast of current debates in social work education, and even inspires us in our own writing on theory and research. “What We’re […]

 

News from the Field Council

April 2014 · no comments

First, many thanks to Emmie Homonoff, Editor of the Field Educator, for inviting me to share information regarding the CSWE Council on Field Education (COFE) through this important electronic venue!  My goal is to help inform readers of Field Council and related CSWE activities.

 
Interprofessional Education and Social Work

Interprofessional Education and Social Work

April 2014 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article In this issue’s Conversation, we turn our attention to interprofessional education and explore the implications of this framework for social work education. The goal of interprofessional education is to promote collaborative team-based practice with the aim of improving patient care and health outcomes, while […]

 

Field Placement as an Ethnographic Opportunity

April 2014 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: This essay argues that social work field curricula should encourage students to view their placement settings as sites of culture and should adapt tools and insights from anthropology to improve the educational value of the field experience. Students in the field occupy an […]

 

Should End-Measures for Every Competency and Practice Behavior Come from Field Practicum Evaluation?

April 2014 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: Field education is recognized as the signature pedagogy in social work education. In this article, we acknowledge the inherent support for using the competencies and practice behaviors set forth by the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) for evaluating student performance as well […]

 

Gimme That Old-time Reflection: Process Recording

April 2014 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Process recording is a time-honored vehicle for reflection in schools of social work, especially in the United States (Urdang, 1975). Process recording calls upon interns’ capacity for observation and recall, requiring verbatim reporting of an interview with a client or clients. It also encourages […]

 

Inside/Outside Training: A Campus-Based Field Unit Approach for Working with Veterans

April 2014 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: This article reports on the development and implementation of a campus-based, faculty-supervised field unit used to train Bachelor’s and Master’s-level social work students to work with military personnel, veterans, and their families. The model starts with working inside the campus environment by using services […]

 

From the Editor, October 2013

October 2013 · no comments

Welcome to the Fall 2013 issue of the Field Educator! We are entering our third year with a growing list of readers and subscribers. With the launch of this new issue, we are pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Excellence in Field Scholarship Award: Robin Ringstad of California […]

 

Competency Level versus Level of Competency: The Field Evaluation Dilemma

October 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: This study examines the use of a competency-based scoring rubric to measure students’ field practicum performance and competency development. Rubrics were used to complete mid-year and final evaluations for 56 MSW students in their foundation field practicum. Results indicate that students scored higher […]

 

Empowering Students to Promote Social Justice: A Qualitative Study of Field Instructors’ Perceptions and Strategies

October 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: This qualitative study examines field instructors’ perceptions of social work practice that promotes social justice. The author conducted 17 in-depth interviews with qualified field instructors using grounded theory methods to elicit perceptions of the meaning of social justice among field instructors and pedagogical […]

 

The Behavior Change Project: A Field Assignment in Empathy Building, Self-Awareness, and Direct Clinical Practice

October 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: The author describes the use of a behavior change project implemented in a social work field seminar at the University of Memphis. Students select one of their own behaviors to change and implement an empirical study of their progress in changing the behavior. […]

 

Recent Articles of Note

October 2013 · no comments

Staying current with scholarship enriches the work of field educators: it teaches us innovative ways to solve perennial field problems, suggests new readings for field seminars, keeps us abreast of current debates in social work education, and even inspires us in our own writing on theory and research. “What We’re […]

 
Marion Bogo on Field Education

Marion Bogo on Field Education

October 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article In this issue’s Conversation, Trudy Zimmerman, Assistant Dean of Field Education at the Boston University School of Social Work, talks with Marion Bogo about the current state of field education. Marion Bogo is a Professor of Social Work in the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash […]

 

A Poetic Appreciation of Social Work Field Instruction

October 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article The following is an address that was delivered by Dr. Nai Ming Tsang, a leading Chinese field educator, to a group of approximately 45 social work field instructors at the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. —Editor’s note.

 

Inaugurating a Remote Field Review: A Preliminary Report and Reflections

October 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: Simmons School of Social Work inaugurated a remote field review during the spring of 2012 to replace one traditional face-to-face (F2F) field visit. The field education department surveyed its field instructors and liaisons and some students to ascertain their response to this change; […]

 

Culturally Competent Field Education Practice with Guatemalans

October 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: Over a million Guatemalans have immigrated to the United States; they are the sixth largest Hispanic group in the country (Motel & Patten, 2012). This article seeks to provide a background for social work students so that they can be culturally competent in […]

 

Relational Cultural Theory and Field Education

October 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: The authors examine the potential uses of Relational Cultural Theory for strengthening the many relationships inherent in field education, pointing to three main elements of Relational Cultural Theory: mutual engagement, mutual empathy, and mutual empowerment. The authors give examples of field education situations […]

 

Recent Articles of Note

April 2013 · no comments

Staying current with scholarship enriches the work of field educators: it teaches us innovative ways to solve perennial field problems, suggests new readings for field seminars, keeps us abreast of current debates in social work education, and even inspires us in our own writing on theory and research. “What We’re […]

 
Off-Site MSW Field Instruction

Off-Site MSW Field Instruction

April 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Currently, the most common model for field instruction in MSW programs is supervision provided by an MSW supervisor employed at the field placement agency.  However, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) makes allowances for practicum sites that cannot provide on-site social work supervision. […]

 

An Ethical Dilemma in Field Education

April 2013 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article The professional socialization of social workers involves the process of acquiring knowledge and skills, values, attitudes, and professional identity (Miller, 2010). As a field liaison for graduate social work students, one of my responsibilities was to link field placement experiences with classroom work. I […]

 

Cultural Empathy

October 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) designates field education as the signature pedagogy of social work education in its Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS, 2008). The EPAS present a competency-based approach to social work education with measurable outcomes to evaluate the integration […]

 

Promoting Leadership Learning in Clinical Field Education

October 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article For the past fourteen years, Simmons School of Social Work students have had the opportunity to build leadership skills through participation in the Urban Leadership Certificate Program (ULP).  The ULP is a unique initiative that aims to empower social workers as leaders who can […]

 

Psychodrama Preparation for Internship

October 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Psychodrama is a psychotherapeutic technique that aims to guide patients in expressing their life experiences through dramatic enactments. It is a clinical technique that can also enhance clinical skill learning. According to Avrahami (2003), psychodrama focuses on a “protagonist,” or drama character, to explore […]

 

Millenials in Social Work Field Education

October 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Over the past few years, Generation Y, also called “Millennials,” has been of great interest to individuals and organizations. Many social work students come from this generation. In the United States, Canada, and many other countries, Millennials are considered to be those who were […]

 

Recent Articles of Note

October 2012 · no comments

Staying current with scholarship enriches the work of field educators: it teaches us innovative ways to solve perennial field problems, suggests new readings for field seminars, keeps us abreast of current debates in social work education, and even inspires us in our own writing on theory and research. “What We’re […]

 

Essential Ethics Education in Social Work Field Instruction

October 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Abstract: Ethics content in field instruction is a vital component of social work education.  Ethical standards and knowledge have expanded significantly in recent years.  The author provides a comprehensive overview of core ethics content that should be incorporated into students’ internships, and also highlights […]

 

Building Bridges: Training Social Work Students in Domestic Violence Work

October 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article The pervasive nature of domestic violence in American society is clear. One in four women in the U.S. reports experiencing violence by a current or former partner at some point in her life (Center for Disease Control, 2008). Domestic violence is a chronically underreported […]

 

Complex and Competing Demands in Field Education

October 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article The changing demographic, economic, academic, societal, and political contexts of field education in social work have been topics of much discussion and scholarship since the mid-1990s. Recent additions to this changing context include the elevation of field education to the “signature pedagogy” of social […]

 

Assessing Student Performance in Field Education

October 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article As the signature pedagogy of social work education, assessing student performance is a critical component of individual field student and program assessment.  A central question is how to measure students’ practice competence. Student performance in field education has been evaluated by measuring students’ interpersonal […]

 
Field Learning in Online Social Work Programs

Field Learning in Online Social Work Programs

April 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Are you a skeptic about online social work degrees that offer solely web-based course work? Skeptic or convert, a growing number of social work schools are embracing the online education trend by offering web-based MSW and BSW degrees. The Council on Social Work Education’s […]

 

The Anatomy of an Internship

April 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article At the heart of every MSW internship is a sincere desire to contribute to the future excellence of our profession. An internship that provides a rich and supportive learning environment is most beneficial. At the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, we have aspired to create […]

 

Motivational Interviewing and Field Instruction: The FRAMES model

April 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Motivational interviewing is defined as a “client-centered, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence” (Miller & Rollnick, 2002). In supervision of staff, the ultimate goal is to improve an organization’s efficiency by increasing productivity, decreasing employee stress, vicarious […]

 

Field Education at Its Best

April 2012 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article When I was working on my MSW, I read a statistic that would not let go of me, “Nearly 40% of patients on dialysis had diabetes.” I began to wonder what dialysis was like and how a person who struggled to manage one chronic […]

 

Award-Winning Field Instructors

October 2011 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Joseph Scalise and Tammy Muskat are the 2010 winners of the North American Network of Field Educators and Directors (NANFED) Heart of Social Work Award. This annual award recognizes excellence in field instruction.

 

Questions for Reflection

October 2011 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Reflection is a process of people “exploring their understanding of what they are doing, why they are doing it, and the impact it has on themselves and others” (Boud, 1999, p. 123).  Reflection can help increase students’ awareness of their own thoughts, feelings, and […]

 

Recent Articles of Note

October 2011 · no comments

Staying current with scholarship enriches the work of field educators: it teaches us innovative ways to solve perennial field problems, suggests new readings for field seminars, keeps us abreast of current debates in social work education, and even inspires us in our own writing on theory and research. What We’re […]

 

Experiential Learning in Preparation for Field Placement

October 2011 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article As Aristotle said, “The things we have to learn before we do them, we learn by doing them.” Prior to entering placement, social work students often experience anxiety about effectively dealing with problems and challenges in field (Warren, 2005).  Further, students may not have […]

 

Inauguration of Simmons School of Social Work Trauma Training Project

October 2011 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article Research findings suggest that one in four children in the United States are exposed to at least one potentially traumatic event by age sixteen; and, many experience multiple or repeated traumas (Costello, Erkanli, Frank & Angold, 2002).  Given the prevalence of childhood trauma, social […]

 

MSW Student Field Readiness: “Boot Camp”

October 2011 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article The California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) MSW Program, one of seven MSW programs in the greater Los Angeles area, began in the fall of 2007.  One of the new Field Director’s first goals was to invite seasoned field instructors to form a Field Advisory […]

 

The Reflecting Team in Supervision of Social Work Interns

October 2011 · no comments

Download a PDF of this article The Reflecting Team is a process by which a team of family therapists can share their reflections with a family being interviewed by other therapists. The comments build on the reflections of other team members. The reflections are not meant to be pronouncements; they […]

 

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September 2011 · no comments

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