Field Placement

Stages of Change

The Stages of Change: A Model for Social Work Students in Field Placement

A recurring issue for social work students in field placement is that of the slow rate of client change. Understanding the Stages of Change Model allows you to meet clients where they are in regard to readiness to change.

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I elaborated a plan and was prepared to work hard as a social work student, but also as an intern, to maximize my chances of being employed in a competitive market. As it turned out, the plan worked! more

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Our clients come to us with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, health issues, grief, and loss. We list our specialties on our cards and websites. How many of us list “dealing with uncertainty” as a specialty? more

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Drawing from my experiences as a student, social worker, field instructor, field liaison, and now coordinator, I have been able to see all sides of the field education experience. I learned many valuable lessons, and I want to share them with you. more

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I’m not sure if my experience as a first-year social work graduate student exactly mirrors that of others. Actually, I believe it unfair to assume that there is one “standard” experience of a student in this field, as the beauty of this profession is more

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The first day of field can bring anxiety and excitement. You may ask yourself a lot of questions. Am I cut out for this? How do I make a good first impression? How can I define my role? Do I have enough experience and knowledge to be a supervisor? more

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A social work student learns that it is okay not to know, and other pieces of wisdom, during her MSW internship. more

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Supervisors can facilitate a social work student’s transition from the expectations of what they were culturally taught about being a student (the “teacher knows best” attitude) to the expectations of a social work student (the “advocate for yourself more

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I am currently in my first year of a master’s program in social work that is tailored to working professionals. While reflecting on what I have gained from the program thus far, I came to one main conclusion: the importance of practical experience is more

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Getting social work students and field directors to think outside the box is a necessary and vital part of enhancing the social work curriculum. Students, do not be afraid to ask for new and innovative practicum sites. more

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Great gift book for social work graduates!

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