Field Placement

Self Disclosure

In the Field - To Self-Disclose or Not To Self-Disclose: That Question Is Too Simple

The social work literature typically frames self-disclosure as a complex and controversial use-of-self practice. Inquiring minds still want to know: "Should I do it or not?" That question is too simple.

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With the global pandemic known as COVID-19, graduating social work students are faced with finding new ways to complete field hours and must finish coursework online. Congratulations, class of 2020. We will make it through! Read more

Field Placement

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. Read more

Field Placement

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

Field Placement

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

Field Placement

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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Great gift book for social work graduates!

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