Professional Scholarship in Social Work Practice
by Wade Drury, MSW
Scholarship. For some social work students and practitioners, this word arouses feelings of anxiety and dread; for others, it represents an activity they enjoy, but can’t find the time to do. This presentation explores creative approaches to scholarship in social work practice , along with practical examples from the experience of one recent MSW graduate. In addition, the video presents several practical strategies for becoming effective at producing scholarship as a means to share practice experiences. Whether you are a current student struggling with how to approach an assignment or a practitioner who needs some fresh ideas to share your work, may this presentation be a source of inspiration.
Wade Drury, MSW, is a graduate of Spalding University in Louisville, KY, where he earned his Master of Social Work degree. He currently works as a case manager in a community behavioral health agency.
(Editor's Note: In the video, Mr. Drury mentions that an assignment given in one of his classes turned into an idea for a book. That book, The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals, has now been published by The New Social Worker Press.)