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 1: Remaining Relevant in the 21st Century with Denise Arzola, MSW Field Advisor

In this episode of Tales from the Field, Denise Arzola and I discuss how social work education remains relevant in the 21st century. Continue reading “Tales from the Field Episode 1: Remaining Relevant in the 21st Century with Denise Arzola, MSW Field Advisor”

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”

Bridging the Gap: Connecting Theory and Practice in Field Placement

The idea of bridging theory and practice sounds daunting, but it is imperative for integrated learning.  Continue reading “Bridging the Gap: Connecting Theory and Practice in Field Placement”