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Gianino, Mark; Ruth, Betty J.; Miyake Geron, Scott – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This article presents findings from a 2013 qualitative study of social work continuing education (CE) in Massachusetts. Eleven focus groups were conducted with 75 participants from key stakeholder groups: practitioners, educators, licensing board members, and agency administrators. Although positive perspectives surfaced--such as diversity of CE…
Descriptors: Social Work, Case Studies, Professional Continuing Education, Qualitative Research
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Mirick, Rebecca G.; Bridger, Joanna; McCauley, James; Berkowitz, Larry – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Historically, graduate training programs have not taught suicide assessment and intervention skills in depth; therefore, the development of effective continuing education offerings is relevant and necessary for practicing social workers. Although the ability to increase knowledge and confidence is critical, a focus on competency-based education…
Descriptors: Suicide, Intervention, Pretests Posttests, Continuing Education
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Berzoff, Joan; Dane, Barbara; Cait, Cheryl-Anne – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2005
Given two million deaths annually in the U. S., social work education and training have been cited as woefully inadequate in end-of-life care. In response, two of the authors developed two post-Masters programs in end-of-life care for social work. This paper describes their curricula and the methods used to evaluate both programs, including…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Masters Programs, Field Experience Programs, Social Work
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Millstein, Kathleen – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2005
This paper describes a capstone seminar offered as an elective in the final year of a single concentration, direct practice Master's program. In this seminar students use a reflective practice model to systematically review their graduate experience in the context of the questions they have about practice. The seminar challenges students to forge…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Seminars, Masters Programs, Reflection