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ERIC Number: EJ1096988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
The Problem of Pseudoscience in Social Work Continuing Education
Thyer, Bruce A.; Pignotti, Monica
Journal of Social Work Education, v52 n2 p136-146 2016
The National Association of Social Workers requires social workers to obtain continuing education (CE) after they receive their social work degrees. A large and profitable industry that has emerged catering to this need for CE that is particularly focused on the needs of licensed social workers. Quality control mechanisms in place to monitor the content and delivery of CE approved by the field of social work is relatively lax, and as a result a considerable number of social work CE programs convey content that can be labeled as pseudoscientific. We provide illustrations of currently approved social work CE courses that provide training in a variety of bizarre and unsupported assessment methods and treatments that are pseudoscientific.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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