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ERIC Number: EJ1026170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Illuminating Students' Pre-Practicum Conceptual and Emotional States: Implications for Field Education
Katz, Ellen; Tufford, Lea; Bogo, Marion; Regehr, Cheryl
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v34 n1 p96-108 2014
Pre-practicum student reflections were studied using an Objective Standard Clinical Examination adapted for social work. One hundred and nine students conducted simulated interviews and immediately wrote answers to reflective questions. Reflections were studied using descriptive qualitative methodology. Three patterns emerged: students rely primarily on their personal and/or professional experience rather than theoretical knowledge; they are easily emotionally dysregulated by intense client emotions; and they benefit from active learning to prepare for practicum. Implications for social work education include greater emphasis on simulated interview practice, explicit attention to assisting students in regulating their affective responses, and actively gauging student readiness for practicum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)
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