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McCarthy, Katherine M.; Mariscal, E. Susana; Wahler, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2022
Social work educators must prioritize effective preparation of MSW students for the pivotal roles they will play in supporting clients struggling with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Understanding what concerns MSW students have about working in the substance use field can highlight student training needs and inform learner-centered curricula.…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Counselor Training
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Avant, Deneca Winfrey – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2022
In today's society, it is of utmost importance to deliver services with compassion, understanding, and cultural competence. Students' awareness of personal cultural backgrounds, issues, and biases is essential to enhance their ability to serve others, particularly marginalized populations. This study demonstrates how students understood the impact…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Power Structure, Cultural Awareness
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Frank, Jennifer M.; Granruth, Laura Brierton; Ogongi, Wanja; Nyce, Katie – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2022
Technological innovations present new pedagogical opportunities. The use of technology in the classroom may provide an opportunity for social work programs to engage students in a better understanding of policy practice, to get their voice heard on the issues, and to feel empowered about social change at the macro level. This article will discuss…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Public Policy, Teaching Methods
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Yoon, Eunkyung; Lee, Jaegoo – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2022
College students appear to have statistics anxiety, and even negative attitudes, strongly related to learning, knowledge, and further interest in statistics. This study investigated social work students' attitudes toward statistics and correlated academic factors. The pseudo mixed-methods survey of 196 social work students revealed mixed feelings…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Statistics Education, Social Work, College Students
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Gelman, Caroline; Gandel, Jill; Bausman, Margaret – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2022
The number of adjunct faculty members in higher education has been increasing nationally over the past two decades, and schools of social work are no exception to this trend. There has been robust debate about adjunct use, given concerns about low pay, poor access to benefits, lack of inclusion in academic decision making, and little support…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Social Work
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Flaherty, Hanni B. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2022
This article focuses on group work principles to emphasize the importance of collaboration and community as an effective pedagogical approach to teaching in online higher education. Online communities can serve as support groups by bringing together people going through the shared experience of higher education and providing the opportunity for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, College Students, Distance Education
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Bowie, Stan L.; McLane-Davison, Denise R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2021
This study assessed the extent that a large sample of MSW-level social workers perceived that their undergraduate programs prepared them for graduate social work education. A survey collected data using the Undergraduate Preparation Subscale of the Preparation for Graduate Social Work Education (PGSWE) Scale. The sample (N = 1,056) consisted of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Social Work, Counselor Training
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Tedam, Prospera; Powell, Hughlett; Alfalasi, Shamma Juma Hamad; Almarqab, Enas – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2021
Despite the importance of field education in social work, there are situations when only a few social work educators are involved in supporting students in their field placements. At the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), for example, involvement in field education is reserved for faculty who are fluent in Arabic due to the nature of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Field Experience Programs, Semitic Languages
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Mancini, Michael A.; Gutierrez, Lorraine M.; Dickinson, Robert; Kim, Juhee – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2021
Systematic inquiry is an inherent part of social work practice. Despite this fact, social work students and practitioners continue to view research as difficult, intimidating and irrelevant. This disconnect is compounded by a lack of rigorous study on how best to teach research concepts to social work students. One way to bridge this gap is to…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Social Work, Counselor Training, Curriculum Design
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Sawyer, Jason M.; Brady, Shane R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2021
Cultural competence and cultural humility dominate discourses on practice across difference within social work and other helping professions. Despite their prominence, they remain contested constructs, thoroughly critiqued within the literature, and fall short in providing guidelines for intersectional practice across myriad differences. This…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Educational Practices, Cultural Awareness
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Peterson, Lance T.; Lundquist, Melissa – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2021
Competency-based education has become a defining characteristic of higher social work education. This movement provides ample opportunity for students to have transformative learning experiences that will prepare them for professional practice. Yet, scholarly work on competency-based education runs the risk of overlooking the important…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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LeCloux, Mary – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2021
Although social workers are increasingly likely to encounter suicidal clients in their practice, many are under-prepared to address the issue of suicide, and significant deficiencies in suicide education exist in social work graduate programs. This study examined the acceptability and effectiveness of a brief yet comprehensive online module…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Suicide, Graduate Students
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Paul, Marilyn S.; Varghese, Rani – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2021
While psychoanalysis played an important role in social work practice and education as far back as the 1920's, the period from the 1960s through the 1990s led to its diminishing presence. We believe incorporating psychoanalytic theory into social work education is now necessary to prepare students for contemporary direct practice and should be a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Course Content, Psychiatry
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Curry, Ashley; Epley, Pamela – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2021
Reflective practice emphasizes the importance of providing practitioners with opportunities to reflect on their work in order to manage the complexity of day-to-day practice. This study found that graduate students who engaged in a reflection-centered educational model reported enhanced practice through reflection-on-action, reflection-in-action,…
Descriptors: Reflection, Graduate Students, Social Work, Professional Education
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Cappiccie, Amy; Wyatt, Rachel – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2021
In the United States, rape culture is a prevalent phenomenon that has contributed to desensitization to scenes in popular media that might have been considered unacceptable in the past. This paper explores the proposal of a model (Rape Culture and Violence Legitimization Model, RCVL) to understand the factors that prompt a society's focus and…
Descriptors: Rape, Social Attitudes, Popular Culture, Violence
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