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Gearing, Robin E; Leung, Patrick; Cheung, Monit; Washburn, Micki; Torres, Luis R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2020
This research examines students' perceptions of how learning abroad programs furthered the development of the nine core EPAS social work competencies. Ninety MSW graduates who participated in a learning abroad course during their graduate program completed an anonymous online survey assessing the association between study abroad participation,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Graduate Students, Social Work
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Pecukonis, Edward – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2020
This article explores the role of profession centrism in shaping interprofessional education. Profession centrism is concerned with how a person is socialized within a health profession and how this process affects their ability to work effectively with others. If social work defines health as an important practice domain, then learning to…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Barriers
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Adedoyin, A. Christson; Moore, Sharon E.; Robinson, Michael A.; Clayton, Dewey M.; Boamah, Daniel A.; Harmon, Dana K. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Despite the contemporary public's discourse regarding the embrace of human diversity within the United States, Black males still are perennially brutalized, killed, and negatively stereotyped. Recent events regarding police killings underscore the reality that even though Black males have the same constitutional and civil rights as all other…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Police, Social Bias
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Keeney, Annie J.; Hohman, Melinda; Bergman, Eyal – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Simulation training has been found to be an effective method to increase social work student knowledge, empathy, or skills. This study examined the impact of an interprofessional poverty simulation on public school teacher participants, who would learn about the impact of poverty, and on social work students, who were the volunteers or…
Descriptors: Simulation, Teaching Methods, Social Work, Training
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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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Bolger, Janine – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Technical approaches suggesting that systematically produced, generalized, and scientific knowledge are the most solid foundations for practice present significant challenges for the social work profession, in which the decisions faced often are not technical but rather moral, requiring the application of ethically based and intuitive skills.…
Descriptors: Therapy, Child Care, Social Work, Intervention
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Pecukonis, Edward; Keefe, Robert H.; Copeland, Valire Carr; Cuddeback, Gary S.; Friedman, Mark S.; Albert, Steven M. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
This article reports the findings of a 2-day public health social work (PHSW) summit that brought together PHSW educators, practitioners, and administrators to generate ideas for preparing the next generation of PHSW leaders. Data from focus groups revealed four themes: the importance of PHSW in our healthcare delivery system, the need for public…
Descriptors: Public Health, Social Work, Counselor Training, Professional Identity
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Danso, Kofi; Aalgaard, Ross – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Recent discussions on social work education increasingly have drawn attention to doctoral education. The purpose of this article is to consider these discussions that debated some of the ways of improving doctoral student education and professional development, using professional socialization as a conceptual framework. Issues such as research,…
Descriptors: Socialization, Doctoral Students, Social Work, Doctoral Programs
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Tower, Leslie; Mankowski, Mariann; Hash, Kristina; Kim, Haejung – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
In response to the well documented divisiveness throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, faculty members at one university developed a "teach-in" to help students identify and respond to the resulting difficult communications in positive ways. This was accomplished through planned activities implementing micro/macro theories and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Wahler, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
A long-standing disconnect between social work practice and research exists that begins with our current education model. When taught separately, students often think they are distinctly different areas of social work that do not have to coexist. This conceptualization of research and practice as separate could contribute to the dearth of research…
Descriptors: Social Work, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Anxiety
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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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Sellers, Wendy; Neff, Duane – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
This paper explores the process of assessment in social work education programs throughout the United States. Following the guidelines of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), social work education has switched from student learning outcomes to competency-based measures. Included in…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Guidelines, Professional Associations
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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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Sanchez Mayers, Raymond; Schwartz, Rachel; Curran, Laura; Fulghum, Fontaine H. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Use of instructional technology in social work has grown rapidly in recent years. Despite this increase, there is limited empirical investigation of its impact. In this paper we describe the use of a virtual agency for the teaching of research methods and program evaluation at a school of social work. Evaluation of the virtual agency showed that…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Social Work, Program Evaluation, Student Satisfaction
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