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Larimer, Susan Glassburn; Sullivan, W. Patrick; Wahler, Beth; McCabe, Heather – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Over the last decade, there has been increased momentum to bring the worlds of physical and behavioral health care together. Instead of social work education simply reacting to this change, it is imperative that we be proactive and prepare students to be "multilingual," that is, be able to speak and function in both the worlds of health…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Mental Health, Interdisciplinary Approach, Health Services
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Boys, Stephanie; Walsh, Julie S.; Khaja, Khadija – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This article includes findings from a mixed method survey at a large, public midwestern university following the election of Donald J. Trump as the president of the United States. It examines student perceptions about effective engagement in political discourse within social work classes. Survey questions urged students to suggest how instructors…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Work, Political Issues, Political Socialization
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Averett, Paige; Spence, Christina Hall – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This exploratory study examined the experiences of 9 stakeholders in an art gallery field placement during their social work education. The study sought to understand how the nontraditional field placement prepared students for practice. In addition, personality traits of students that best fit the placement was examined. Findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Art Education, Field Experience Programs, Student Placement, Educational Practices
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Molina, Veronica; Molina-Moore, Tammy; Smith, Misty G.; Pratt, Francine E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Field work programs have a substantial responsibility for providing support and gatekeeping functions while ensuring an educational experience that allows students to master the nine holistic, multidimensional social work accreditation competencies. With additional emphasis on field as a "signature pedagogy," field directors are tasked…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Contracts, Alignment (Education), Field Experience Programs
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Chu, Yee Han; Quinn, Andrew – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Advocacy is a complex set of applications that applies knowledge of human behavior in the social environment to promote the rights of others. The purpose of this study was to explore the usefulness of student-created public service announcements (PSAs) to help BSW students learn cause-based advocacy. Our results suggest that assigning a PSA…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Social Work, Professional Education, Undergraduate Students
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Nedegaard, Randall C.; Barkdull, Carenlee; Weber, Bret A.; Jayasundara, Dheeshana S. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
American Indians and Alaska Natives are underrepresented as social work students, social work educators, and within the profession in general. In addition, many historical and socioeconomic factors have contributed to disproportionality in higher education attainment between these students and those within other ethnic groups. Compounding the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Reservation American Indians
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Carter, Kimberly; Swanke, Jayme; Stonich, Jessica; Taylor, Stephanie; Witzke, Morgan; Binetsch, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
The use of simulated instruction is a growing trend in social work education. This study examined the effectiveness of simulated instruction with undergraduate social work students. In this mixed methods study, the extent to which simulated instruction improved self-efficacy and practice readiness was assessed. Results of the study suggest that…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Readiness, Undergraduate Students, Social Work
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Lerner, Justin E.; Fulambarker, Anjali – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
A social justice classroom agenda relies on the ability of educators to create a space free from microaggressions that can be strengthened through an approach of cultural humility. Utilizing Bonnycastle's social justice continuum, this article explores how to create a classroom grounded in social equality and guided by social work values to foster…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Work, Professional Education, College Instruction
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Bracy, Wanda – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
The focus on competency in social work education makes the development of a competency-based curriculum critical. This article describes an approach to curriculum building taking into account the integration, coherency, and integrity of such a curriculum. A presentation of how performance outcomes are fundamental to the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Curriculum, Social Work, Professional Education
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Sevilla, Olivia; Sierra, Josefina L.; Setterlund, Kimberly – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This article discusses the course design and strategies for a graduate-level Spanish social work practice course developed by faculty at a southern California MSW program. The primary focus of the course is to develop and improve clinical and professional vocabulary and, in the process, increase cultural knowledge and understanding. An overview of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Caseworkers, English, Spanish
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Rosales, Robert; Figuereo, Victor; Woo, Bongki; Perez-Aponte, Jaime; Cano, Manuel – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
To successfully integrate Latino immigrant populations in the United States, the Social Work Grand Challenges call for increased culturally responsive training in social work education. Nevertheless, professional programs of social work education have been slow to incorporate courses that prepare students to work with Latino communities. This…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants
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Estrada, Orsini; Brown, Jodi L. Constantine; Molloy, Lexi – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Bilingual therapists may use Spanish to create trust and enhance therapeutic relationships with bilingual clients, but less is known about working with monolingual Spanish-speaking clients. This study explores clinical Spanish language skills and perceived clinical Spanish efficacy of bilingual (Spanish/English) mental health clinicians who…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish, Mental Health Workers, Trust (Psychology)
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Calvo, Rocío; Ortiz, Larry; Villa, Patricia; Baek, Kelly – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This study examines the need for a culturally prepared social workforce to serve the nation's largest minority group and provides recommendations to address this burgeoning issue. Using the same goal of population parity established by the 2007 Task Force on Latinos in Social Work Education, the authors (a) present an update on Latinxs presence in…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Professional Education, Hispanic Americans
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Cintrón, Valerie; Piedra, Lissette M.; Pineros-Leano, Maria – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Bilingual social workers need specialized training to provide effective mental health services to Spanish-speaking Latinos. Ideally, this training should use the language in which the social workers plan to practice. This article describes an innovative two-semester course offered "in Spanish" that prepared advanced undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans
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Revens, Keri E.; Reynolds, Andrew D.; Suclupe, Roger F.; Rifkin, Cameron; Pierce, Taylor – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This study used grounded theory to analyze focus group data of students participating in an experiential learning course developed in partnership with a local Latino-serving community agency. A central phenomenon, Learning for Advocacy, emerged from the data, describing a process through which students' personal encounters led to the development…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Grounded Theory, Focus Groups
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