Field Placement

Alex Morgan

The Life-Changing Experience of a Social Work Field Placement Away From Home

Completing your social work field placement away from home, in another country or state, takes emotional fortitude. It also provides rich experiences that will change your life.

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Some conversations may not feel comfortable, but they are necessary. It is hard to do with our clients what we cannot do for ourselves. Tips are provided for difficult conversations with your social work field supervisor. Read more

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Most of the clients who came into my office, no matter what the diagnosis, had a history of extensive trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, neglect, and exposure to violence, among other difficult experiences. Read more

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How do you secure your field placement? Especially for social work students in online programs and others whose schools require them to find their own placements, these 10 tips will provide guidance. Read more

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CALM (Caring, Action, Leadership, Mindfulness) is a new project at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh that offers two MSW students a paid internship experience in campus violence prevention. Read more

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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. Read more

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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! Read 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? Read 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. Read 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 Read more

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Great gift book for social work graduates!

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