Tales from the Field Episode 3: Supervision: The Good, the Bad, the Better with M. Morgan and F. Barron

Please join me on this journey of field learning and supervision with Margaret Morgan and Florrie Barron who are both first-year MSW students finishing their first-year placements.  They both talk about their personal experiences of field learning, expectations of supervision and their overall experience of completing their first year of MSW program. Their honesty, humor, and candidness bring a light-hearted and sensitive overview of social work field practicum today.  They both had different experiences some good, some bad, some better and they are here to give feedback, encouragement to incoming students and hope for the future of their second-year field experience.

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Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice… Is that what a SIFI is made of?

A Supervisor in Field Instruction, commonly referred to as a SIFI in the social work world, is the person charged with supervising one or more social work student interns during the school year. Continue reading “Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice… Is that what a SIFI is made of?”

Tales from the Field Episode 2: Into the Field with Randa Hazar, Year Two MSW Intern

In this episode of Tales from the Field we will be talking with Randa Hazar, a second year MSW student . Randa will take us on a journey that discusses how good supervision is the ability to develop a sound relationship with a supervisor, and in which a student is continuously learning through interaction, as well as through the supervisor’s modeling. Continue reading “Tales from the Field Episode 2: Into the Field with Randa Hazar, Year Two MSW Intern”

MSW Students Reflect in Supervision on Macro Practice in the 21st Century

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I am currently supervising the field instruction of three MSW students this year. Continue reading “MSW Students Reflect in Supervision on Macro Practice in the 21st Century”

The Future of Clinical Supervision: From Field Placement to Full Time Employment

Clinical Supervision is an art as well as a skill. It takes practice, patience and persistence not only to provide sound clinical supervision, but to be on the receiving end as well. As a clinical supervisor myself I am always on the search for sound advice and practice in this art of supervision. Continue reading “The Future of Clinical Supervision: From Field Placement to Full Time Employment”

A Look Inside a First Year MSW Student

In order to get to know the two first-year MSW students that I would be instructing this year as their SIFI, I asked them to complete this activity as an ice breaker exercise. I was particularly interested to see where they perceived they carried within their bodies the key emotive elements that comprise the essence of a social worker. See below the results of how these students colored their “essence” at the very beginning of their social work journey.

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