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ERIC Number: EJ1059440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Experiences of Social Work Educators Working with Students with Psychiatric Disabilities or Emotional Problems
Mazza, Elena
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n2 p359-378 2015
Social work educators have an ethical responsibility to graduate students who are academically, behaviorally, and professionally prepared to enter the social work profession. Although a student's suitability to the profession is not necessarily hindered because of the effects of a psychiatric disability or an emotional problem, sometimes it is. Meanwhile, little is known about how social work educators perceive and understand their work with students who experience these types of vulnerabilities. Qualitative face-to-face interviews were conducted with 26 full-time social work educators from 22 accredited social work programs. The findings indicate that these educators experience a combination of personal, ethical, and programmatic challenges during their work with students affected by or recovering from psychiatric disabilities or emotional problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania