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Perkins, Nathan H.; Grossman, Susan F.; Kim, Jane – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2020
Based on CSWE's 2015 EPAS, students in MSW programs are expected to have knowledge of research methods. However, an understanding of how students perceive these courses as they pertain to their future careers as social work practitioners is less known. This qualitative study examined what MSW students learned about themselves as a result of taking…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students
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Lewis, Jack B., Jr.; Falk, Diane; Cipolla, Catherine – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2020
This study explored the use of simulation with Master's level students to determine the efficacy of this approach in teaching advanced social work skills with diverse client populations. Three instructors jointly developed a case scenario in which cultural beliefs differed strongly between clients who were a biracial couple. Instructors found that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, Simulation, Masters Programs
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Bragg, Jedediah E.; Kratz, Jon; Nay, Eden D. E.; Miller-Cribbs, Julie; Munoz, Ricky T.; Howell, Daniel – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2020
The integration of evidence-informed practices in social work education can be difficult given the crowded curricula of most Master of Social Work programs, particularly for advanced standing MSW students who launch directly into advanced concentration year coursework after obtaining their Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). Several factors impact…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Evidence Based Practice, Masters Programs
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Curran, Laura; Sanchez Mayers, Raymond; DiMarcantonio, Laura; Morales, Christine – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2020
U.S. colleges and universities have identified a recent surge in behavioral health issues among their student bodies. Social work educators and scholars have expressed concerns about student behavioral health issues, given their potential impact on their professional functioning. There is, however, relatively little empirical evidence of this…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Mental Health, Masters Programs
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Fulton, A. E.; Dimitropoulos, G.; Ayala, J.; McLaughlin, A. M.; Baynton, M.; Blaug, C.; Collins, T.; Elliott, G.; Judge-Stasiak, A.; Letkemann, L.; Ragan, E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Field practicum plays a central role in social work education by socializing social work students to the profession and facilitating the integration of theoretical knowledge with skill development. Students can be apprehensive about beginning practicum and often lack adequate formal preparation for the practicum experience. This study evaluates…
Descriptors: Practicums, Field Experience Programs, Social Work, Masters Programs
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Whitworth, James D.; Lawrence, Shawn; Dziegielewski, Sophia F.; Mandes, Chelsea L. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Military social work certificates, courses, and specializations have emerged to address the need for competent and culturally aware practitioners to serve military and veteran clients. This study evaluates one of these certificate programs surveying 27 previous graduate students and 11 field supervisors affiliated with this program. The majority…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Certification, Specialization
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Corcoran, Jacqueline; Stuart, Scott; Schultz, Jessica – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a relatively brief psychodynamic intervention of approximately 12 sessions focusing on how current interpersonal relationships have contributed to a person's mental health symptoms. Areas targeted for work involve significant role transitions, grief and loss, and interpersonal disputes. IPT is an evidence-based…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Masters Programs, Social Work, Professional Education
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Littlefield, Melissa B.; Rubinstein, Karen; Laveist, Cynthia Brown – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
There has been a rapid increase in the number of online MSW programs in the past decade without a commensurate body of literature on their administration. This article acquaints MSW program faculty and administrators with quality assurance rubrics, which are research-informed tools intended for use by distance education providers to develop,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Distance Education, Quality Assurance, Scoring Rubrics
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Campbell, Michael; Abel, Eileen Mazur; Lucio, Robert – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Online/virtual educators face challenges related not only to technology and pedagogy, but also to student assessment, which remains a critical function to reinforce. Brief assessment tools can be used by the instructor to tailor the learning experience, and where appropriate, to reinforce student-centered learning. In this qualitative study, we…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Educational Change, Social Work
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Parga, Jennifer A.; Bargar, Kathy; Monte, Steve; Supranovich, Ruth A.; Brown, Danielle E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
While research typically utilizes Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) to evaluate online education programs (OEP) compared to on-campus programs (OCP), little attention is given to other qualitative elements which enhance student social presence or faculty teaching presence. The authors examine the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework and demonstrate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Social Work, Online Courses
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Richter, Rachael A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Research in distance education has investigated student satisfaction and learning outcomes, comparing face-to-face with online delivery formats, and tested various technological tools, but has yet to consider alternative pedagogies. Liberatory pedagogy facilitates critical thinking, awareness, reflection and social action around constructs such as…
Descriptors: Reflection, Social Work, Nontraditional Education, Personal Narratives
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Liddell, Jessica L.; Lass, Katherine – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Although the profession of social work has a rich history of supporting community organizing and engagement efforts, there has been a trend toward educational programs that focus heavily on the clinical components of social work. The purpose of this study was to perform an exploratory investigation of the potential need for more community-centered…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Student Attitudes, Educational Trends
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Drisko, James W.; Evans, Kristin – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This national survey of PhD faculty assessed the research preparation of entering doctoral social work students on a wide range of research knowledge and related skills. The prior literature shows that PhD programs repeat much BSW and MSW research course content. This study shows that the trend continues and has perhaps widened. PhD research…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Social Work, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Bessaha, Melissa L.; Solis, Carmen L.; Franks, Cheryl L.; Yoon, Heejin; Dualeh, Delmar; Monroy-Caceres, Hugo; Cuesta, Gabrielle; Rodriguez, Eric – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Field education is essential to the development of professional social workers. Despite the significant overlap in social work's and higher education's missions and values, there is a scarcity of social work internships specifically in higher education settings. The placement of social work interns in institutions of higher education provides a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Internship Programs
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Sevilla, Olivia; Sierra, Josefina L.; Setterlund, Kimberly – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This article discusses the course design and strategies for a graduate-level Spanish social work practice course developed by faculty at a southern California MSW program. The primary focus of the course is to develop and improve clinical and professional vocabulary and, in the process, increase cultural knowledge and understanding. An overview of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Caseworkers, English, Spanish
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