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News from NANFED

Published October 2015

by Lisa Richardson
President and Treasurer, NANFED

We are pleased to share several organizational developments at the North American Network of Field Educators and Directors (NANFED). In August, we gained federal non-profit status as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. We also expanded our board of directors.

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Job Postings

Published October 2015

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A list of current job openings in Field Education around the country.
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News from NANFED

Published April 2015

by Lisa Richardson
President and Treasurer, NANFED

Social work field education has been in the national spotlight in recent months. The Field Summit at the 2014 CSWE Annual Program Meeting brought together 100 field directors and deans in an event designed to explore current issues in field education.

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Job Postings

Published April 2015

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A list of current job openings in Field Education around the country.
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News from NANFED

Published October 2014

by Lisa Richardson
President and Treasurer, NANFED

The North American Network of Field Educators and Directors (NANFED) is pleased to announce several events at the 2014 CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM), in Tampa, FL.  All are welcome as we consider best practices in field education and celebrate exemplars of the signature pedagogy of social work education.

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University of Buffalo Self-Care Photo Contest for Social Workers

Published October 2014

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inSocialWork®, the podcast series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, is hosting a Self-Care Photo Contest on Facebook.

Entering is easy! Just follow these three easy steps:

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Job Postings

Published October 2014

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A list of current job openings in Field Education around the country.
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News from the Field Council

Published April 2014

by Jo Ann McFall, Chair
Council on Field Education

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

Published April 2014

by Suzanne Sankar, MSW
Editor

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.
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New Book for Social Work Field Directors Now Available

Published April 2014

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Field educators Cindy Hunter, Julia Moen and Miriam Raskin are coeditors of Social Work Field Directors: Foundations for Excellence, published by Lyceum Books.
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Conferences and Calls for Papers

Published April 2014

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A list of upcoming Field Education conferences/symposia and calls for papers around the country.
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Job Postings

Published April 2014

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A list of current job openings in Field Education around the country.
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NANFED: Revamped and Reinvigorated

Published October 2013

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The leadership of the North American Network of Field Educators and Directors (NANFED) is pleased to announce the group’s 2013 reincorporation. Having been originally founded in 1987 to promote the interests of social work field education, NANFED continues pursuing this mission through a range of activities that promote the interests of field education. With renewed focus and dedication, and in collaboration with a nationwide network of consortia and field educators, NANFED will continue its critical work representing an independent voice on behalf of field educators, supporting best practices through field education scholarship, and promoting and celebrating quality field education. A 24/7 resource, the newly-launched NANFED Web site provides up-to-date information and networking opportunities for current and prospective members.

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Job Openings

Published October 2013

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A list of current job openings in Field Education around the country.
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Hail and Farewell: Ginger Robbins

Published April 2013

by Sandra G. Posada, LCSW.
Army-Fayetteville State University

Field directors come and go. Although CSWE does not keep statistics on the average tenure of field directors, many of us suspect it is five years or less. Then we have Virginia Cooke “Ginger” Robbins, who was a field director for 36 years, the last 27 of which were spent at at University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (UH GCSW). Ginger retired on January 31, 2013, with the academic rank of clinical professor.

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Remembering Patty Gibbs Wahlberg

Published April 2013

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The field education community mourns the loss of Patty Gibbs Wahlberg who died March 2013. Most recently Dr. Gibbs Wahlberg directed the  BSW program at East Tennessee State University. She was known nationally for her publications and presentations on social work education  including research on gatekeeping and on professional values and ethics.


Field Educators Help Enact Safety Legislation in Massachusetts

Published April 2013

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In February 2013 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts enacted legislation that creates guidelines to promote social work safety in the workplace. Massachusetts field educators and field directors played a key role on the statewide task force convened by NASW MA that worked on the legislation.
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Conferences and Calls for Papers

Published April 2013

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A list of upcoming Field Education conferences/symposia and calls for papers around the country.
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Job Openings

Published April 2013

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A list of current job openings in Field Education around the country.
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Hail and Farewell, Loretta Vitale Saks

Published October 2012

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Loretta Vitale Saks has retired from her position as Director of Field Education at the National Catholic School of Social Service, located at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.  Ms. Vitale Saks held this position since January 1999. She oversaw the field education program, including developing policies, procedures and guidelines; implementing and monitoring the placement process; and supporting and training field liaisons and field instructors. She also developed an internet-based field database and web-based search engine as part of her oversight of information management.

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Job Openings

Published October 2012

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A list of current job openings in Field Education around the country.
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International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision

Published October 2012

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The Ninth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision is devoted to clinical supervision theory, practice, and research. The conference provides an opportunity for social workers, psychologists (school, counseling, clinical), nurses, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, counselor educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, and other mental health professionals and educators to examine current issues in clinical supervision research and practice within and across professional discipline.

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Council on Social Work Education’s Field Council Spring 2012 Update

Published April 2012

by Sandra G. Posada, Chair
Jo Ann McFall, Chair-Elect

We are delighted to contribute to the Field Educator! The Council on Field Education (COFE) is a council of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Educational Policy; membership and leadership appointments are made by the President of CSWE for three year terms beginning in July of each year.

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New Appointments

Published October 2011

by Suzanne Sankar, MSW
Executive Editor
  • Maria Paradiso, MSW, is the new director of field education at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
  • Boston College Graduate School of Social Work’s new field director is Sue Coleman, MSW.
  • Lisa A. Zimmer, MSW,  is the new director of field education at the University of Cincinnati School of Social Work.
  • New members of the Council on Social Work Education Field Council are:  Rebecca Brigham, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,  Lisa Durham, Ohio State University, Saundra Ealy, Arizona State University, Heather Gillis, Tulane University, Freda Herrington , University of Kansas,  Raesa  Kaiteris,  Yeshiva University and Rita Zeff, Seattle University.