Title The Social Work Field Placement
Subtitle A Competency-Based Approach
Author John Poulin, Selina Mati, Heather Witt
ISBN 9780826175526
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 360
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
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Description:

This unique core text helps BSW and MSW students structure their field placement learning around the nine CSWE professional social work competencies. Empowering students to go beyond merely completing tasks, the book facilitates mastery and integration of these competencies by elucidating key concepts and applying them to realistic competency-based case scenarios. Each user-friendly chapter—directly linked to a particular competency—promotes thought-provoking reflection about field work with critical thinking questions, a detailed case example, and an online competency reflection log template. These tools reinforce learning by connecting competencies directly to students’ internship experiences.

Cases are structured to serve as models when students prepare their own cases and include a review of the competency; detailed practice settings; socioeconomic and context factors at micro, macro, and mezzo levels; a problem overview; an assessment of client strengths and weaknesses; and a closing summary. Additional learning aids include chapter opening vignettes and objectives, plus chapter summaries. Web and video links offer students a wealth of supplemental resources, and a robust instructors package provides teachers with PowerPoints, written competency assignments with grading rubrics, and discussion exercises. The print version includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents of the book.

Key Features:

  • Integrates field placement experiences with the nine CSWE 2015 competencies
  • Promotes thought-provoking reflection about fieldwork with detailed case studies and challenging learning tools
  • Includes discussions of ethical dilemmas, technology, and social media to reflect growing use and the challenges associated
  • Includes online instructors’ resources including, PowerPoints, written competency assignments with grading rubrics, and class discussion field reflection activities
  • Print version includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents of the book


Contents:

Additional Contributors
Preface
Chapter Coverage of Professional Competencies
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Chapter 1. The Social Work Field Placement Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Welcome to Field Placement • The Field Placement Process • Expectations and Reality • Roles and Responsibilities • Social work intern • Field coordinator • Field faculty liaison • Field instructor/supervisor • Task supervisor • Social work peers • Understanding Your Field Placement Agency • Professional Expectations • Safety • Safety guidelines • Time Management • Social Work Values and Ethics • Core social work values • Ethical standards • Ethical dilemmas • Ethical guidelines • Case Example 1.1: An ethical dilemma • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior • Case Summary—“I Am Praying for My Son” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Chapter 2. Evaluating Your Professional Competencies Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Accreditation and Professional Competencies • Social work competencies: EPAS 2015 • Holistic Competency • Knowledge • Values • Skills • Cognitive and affective processes • Assessing Your Professional Competence • Sample CRL—Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior • The Learning Contract • Developing your learning contract • Developing Goals and Objectives • Purpose of goals • Goals and objectives • Evaluation of Your Field Performance • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 9: Evaluate Practice With Individuals, Families, Groups, • Organizations, and Communities • Case Summary—“Against My Values” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Chapter 3. Using Supervision to Guide Professional Development and Behavior Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Social Work Supervision • Learning Styles and Learning Style Assessment • Types of Supervision • Mentoring supervision • Employment supervision • Group supervision • Student/Supervisor Match • Trust, Sharing, and Vulnerability • Supervisory Relationship Inventory • Problem Solving • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior • Case Summary—“It Is Okay to Not Know” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Chapter 4. Using Reflection and Self-Regulation to Promote Well-Being Through Self-Care Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Promoting Personal Well-Being • Know Thyself • Self-awareness • Case Example 4.1: Self-awareness • Hazards of Helping • Burnout • Case Example 4.2: Burnout • Vicarious trauma • Case Example 4.3: Vicarious trauma • Compassion fatigue • Risk and Protective Factors • Self-Care • Defining self-care • Self-care activities • Supportive relationships • Developing a Self-Care Plan • Case Example 4.4: Self-care • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior • Case Summary—“I Can’t Cry Now … Someone Else is Dying” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Chapter 5. Building Relationships and Interprofessional Collaboration Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • The Helping Relationship • Elaboration skills • Empathy skills • Trust building • Collaboration • Interprofessional Collaboration • Building professional relationships • Roles and responsibilities • Working on a team • Collaboration challenges • Benefits • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 6: Engage With Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations,  and Communities • Case Summary—“Not Sure We Will Ever Click” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video link • References

Chapter 6. Demonstrating Professional Behavior in Oral, Written, and Electronic Communications Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Oral Communication • Professional speaking • Jargon and acronyms • Case Example 6.1: Overwhelmed by acronyms and jargon • Written Communication • Case notes • Process recording • Biopsychosocial assessments • Electronic Communication • Social media • Email • Professional and Ethical Use of Technology • Professional online identity • Confidentiality and privacy • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior • Case Summary—“Social Media Blunder” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Chapter 7. Engaging Diversity and Difference in Practice Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Social Work Values and Ethics • Conceptual Frameworks for Diversity, Bias, and Cultural Competence • Diversity and bias • Culture • Competence • Cultural competence • Standards for Cultural Competence • Standard 1: Ethics and values • Standard 2: Self-awareness • Standard 3: Cross-cultural knowledge • Standard 4: Cross-cultural skills • Standard 5: Service delivery • Standard 6: Empowerment and advocacy • Standard 7: Diverse workforce • Standard 8: Professional education •
Standard 9:  Language and communication • Standard 10: Leadership to advance cultural competence •
Empathy and Humility • Empathy • Humility • Forms of Oppression • Racism • Xenophobia and ethnocentrism • Classism • Religious oppression • Sexism • Homophobia, biphobia, and heterosexism • Transgender oppression • Ableism • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice • Case Summary—“How Do I Help?” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Chapter 8. Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice in Your Field Placement Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Conceptual Theories and Frameworks for Social Justice • Types and Sources of Power • Social Identities • Social Locations • Social Constructions • Social Processes • Conflict • Implications for Field and Strategies for Change • Case Example 8.1: It’s a shame, really • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice • Case Summary—“Putting On a Show” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video inks • References

Chapter 9. Engaging in Research to Inform and Improve Practice, Policy, and Service Delivery in Your Field Placement Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Research and Evaluation • Connection to NASW’s Code of Ethics • Micro Evaluations • Measurement tools • Designing the evaluation • Macro Evaluations • Needs assessments • Organizational evaluations • Logic models • Case Example 9.1: Smart objectives • Using Research to Inform Practice Decisions • Literature searches • Evaluating your search results • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 4:
Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice • Case Summary—“Stopping Medication” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Chapter 10. Engaging in Policy Practice in Your Field Placement Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Social Work Values • Policy Practice • Organizational Policies • Assessing policies • Updating and disseminating policies • Social Welfare Policy • Advocacy • Promoting social justice • Engaging in advocacy efforts • Empowering clients to advocate for themselves • Application to Field Placement • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice • Case Summary—“But I Am Clinical” • Practice setting description • Presenting problem • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Chapter 11. Micro Assessment: Individuals, Families, and Groups Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Critical Thinking • Strengths Perspective • Principles of Strength-Based Assessment • Principle 1: Every individual, group, family, and community has strengths • Principle 2: Trauma, abuse, illness, and struggle may be injurious, but they may also be sources of challenge and opportunity • Principle 3: Assume that you do not know the upper limits of the capacity to grow and change, and take individual, group, and community aspirations seriously • Principle 4: We best serve clients by collaborating with them • Principle 5: Every environment is full of resources • Principle 6: Caring, care-taking, and context are important • Assessing Individuals • Demographic characteristics • Ethnicity and culture • Personal characteristics • Life experiences • Assessing Client Strengths • Use of self • Assessing Families (Crane, 2010) • Assessing Groups • Case Example 11.1: A group that is not functioning well together (Barol, 2010) • Case Example 11.2: A group that is working well together (Barol, 2010) • Assessing individual group members • Case Example 11.3: In the moment (Barol, 2010) • Assessing the group as a whole • Strengths-based group assessment • Case Example 11.4: What is going on with the group? • Microsystem Assessment Tools • Strengths-based assessment worksheet • Biopsychosocial assessment form • Mental status evaluation • Case Example 11.5: Sample mental status evaluation • Ecomaps • Genograms • Group functioning assessment worksheet • Sociograms • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • Case Summary—“Adjusting to Life Without Mom” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References • Appendix

Chapter 12. Mezzo Assessment: Organizations and Communities • Stephen Kauffman and Marina Barnett • Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Assessing Organizations • Understanding Your Organization • Organizational identity • Internal organizational considerations • Organizational environmental considerations • Organizational assessment: How to assess and what tools to use • Assessing Communities • Community needs assessments • Asset assessment • Asset mapping • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • Case summary—“Prescription Drug Coverage?” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References • Appendix

Chapter 13. Micro Interventions: Individuals, Families, and Groups • Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Definition of Generalist Practice • Types of Generalist Social Work Interventions • Case Example 13.1: Profile of a generalist social work intern • Micro-Level Interventions • Goals • Intervention plan • Individual and family interventions • Case Example 13.2: Supportive counseling intervention • Case Example 13.3: Educational intervention • Case Example 13.4: Resource mobilization intervention • Group interventions • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 8: Intervene With Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • Case summary—“But I Am Not Ready to Leave” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Chapter 14. Mezzo Interventions: Organizations and Communities • Stephen Kauffman and Marina Barnett • Case Vignette • Learning Objectives • Role of Organizations and Communities in Generalist Practice • NASW’s Code of Ethics and Organizations and Communities • Mezzo Generalist Practice • Mezzo interventions • Case Example 14.1: Early steps in staff workshop development • Planning and program development • SWOT analysis • Program development and grant writing • Community development • Coalition building • Community education and training • Case Example 14.2: Education and training interventions • Summary • Critical Thinking Questions • Competency 8: Intervene With Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • Case Summary—“We Lost Everything” • Practice setting description • Identifying data • Presenting problem • Assessment • Case process summary • Discussion Questions • Electronic Competency Resources • Website links • Video links • References

Index


About the Authors:

John Poulin, PhD, MSW, is a professor emeritus and adjunct professor at Widener University’s Center for Social Work Education in Chester, Pennsylvania, currently teaching the foundation field seminar in Widener’s online MSW program. In 2016, he retired from Widener University, where he taught generalist practice, research, and policy courses for 32 years. Dr. Poulin received a BA from the University of Southern Maine, an MSW from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. As a former director of Widener’s BSW program, he founded its MSW program and served as the dean and director for 13 years. He also served for 10 years as the executive director of Social Work Consultation Services (SWCS), an innovative community-based field placement agency developed by the school of social work in collaboration with local community human services organizations. SWCS provides a wide range of free social work services to low-income community residents as well as free capacity-building services to underresourced community-based human services organizations. SWCS has served as a field placement site for hundreds of BSW and MSW students. Dr. Poulin has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and three editions of a generalist social work practice textbook. He also has to his credit many national and international conference presentations.

Selina Matis, PhD, LCSW, a lifelong resident of southwestern Pennsylvania, is a social work faculty member at California University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her MSW. She received her doctoral degree in social work from Widener University. In addition, she has a BS in elementary education and an MS in school psychology, both from California University. Clinically, she has worked primarily in the mental health arena supporting children and their families in a variety of settings. Her research interests include resilience, mental well-being, trauma, burnout, and self-care. Educationally, Dr. Matis has taught at both BSW and MSW levels in a variety of subject areas, including research, policy, human behavior in the social environment, and program evaluation. She has experience supporting students through the field process in a variety of ways, including as a field coordinator, field faculty liaison, and MSW supervisor. Dr. Matis has published and presented on a variety of topics, including resilience, trauma-informed social work, working with families, helping students succeed, and the social work competencies.

Heather Witt, PhD, MEd, LMSW, is a licensed social worker and associate professor at Boise State University’s School of Social Work in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Witt received a BS in psychology from Boise State University and an MSW and MEd and PhD from Widener University. Currently, she teaches human behavior in the social environment, research, and macro subjects in the BSW and MSW programs. As a clinical social worker, Dr. Witt has experience providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults regarding a variety of issues, including sexual abuse, infertility, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, and others. She has also provided psychoeducational sex education groups for families. She has worked as a practitioner and in administration in community health and nonprofit education settings. Dr. Witt’s research publication and presentation topics include infertility, body image, eating disorders, gender differences, humility, trauma-informed approaches in the classroom, and cross-cultural research on body image, fear of intimacy, psychological well-being, and sexual anxiety among Chinese individuals. She has authored multiple research articles on these topics and a Special Topics chapter on infertility in Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers and Human Service Professionals.


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Useful for BSW and MSW students of Social Work.

 

 

 
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