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  • 1.  Field Liaison Ratios

    Posted Jul 08, 2023 10:46

    Hi all,

    I am wondering if anyone has any suggested guidelines for the number of field students an adjunct field liaison should have on their caseload. I am at a large institution and we use appx 35-40 adjunct field liaisons who on average have a caseload of 14-18 students (and some do double loads). Any information would be helpful!

    Shenita Williams
    Director of Field Education
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA

  • 2.  RE: Field Liaison Ratios

    Posted Jul 10, 2023 09:07

    Dr. Williams,

    We assign field liaisons to a practice course since our practice courses run concurrent with practicum education. The cap on the practice courses is 25.

    Best, Warren

    Warren Graham, LCSW, ACSW, CASAC
    Asst Dean of Practicum Education/Clinical Assoc Prof.
    SUNY Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY

  • 3.  RE: Field Liaison Ratios

    Posted Jul 10, 2023 11:37

    We use community liaisons as well caseloads vary from 10 to 25 depending on the request from the community liaison.

    Cynthia Peters,
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Manager of Field Education
    Arizona State University School of Social Work
    Phoenix, Arizona

  • 4.  RE: Field Liaison Ratios

    Posted Jul 11, 2023 13:40

    The University of Texas at El Paso has both BSW and MSW programs. Our programs place about 75 MSW students in internships and about 50 BSW students every summer for Fall and Spring semesters. There are only two of us that are field liaisons for all of these students. We both also teach seminars, 3 sections each semester. 

    Alma R. Armendariz, MSW
    Practicum Coordinator/Clinical Instructor
    University of Texas at El Paso
    (915) 747-6595
    El Paso, TX 79968