ERIC Number: EJ1074454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Working with Students with Psychiatric Disabilities or Other Emotional Problems
Mazza, Elena T.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v35 n4 p425-448 2015
The professional literature on gatekeeping in social work education has grown; however, there remains a dearth in the literature regarding how educators truly work to engage students who are experiencing a psychiatric disability or other emotional problem. This qualitative study explored the experiences of 26 social work educators from 22 colleges and universities in the United States. Practice wisdoms emerged as interwoven strategies which encourage proactive interventions that accentuate students' strengths through socially just opportunities. Identified strategies include having an awareness of psychosocial and environmental stressors that students may be experiencing, recognizing warning signs, approaching students, and building appropriate faculty--student relationships.
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Qualitative Research, Stress Variables, Teacher Student Relationship, Intervention, Social Work, Counselor Training, College Faculty, Counselor Educators, Social Justice, Educational Strategies, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), College Students, Semi Structured Interviews
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania