Yes, we utilize outside MSW supervisors a lot and it is working really well for us. We usually partner with local alumni or practitioners in our community. We offer both 1 on 1 or group supervision to students depending on practice context and demand. E.g. in our new online MSW program we have a higher need for outside supervision so we are matching students in small 4-5 member groups and have them meet with their outside supervisor via Zoom every other week for 1.5 hours. We do pay for outside supervision, either $25-30/ hr for 1 on 1 or $50/hr for group. This is covered by our field fees.
See attached the outside supervision overview we provide to folks highlighting areas of supervision focus. I also send an introduction email to all students and their outside supervisors explaining the purpose of outside supervision, how to prepare and utilize it, and making it clear that it is not optional to attend but a required part of their practicum learning.
Lastly, we have a lot of campus based placements as they offer really rich learning and respond to a high need. More and more of those placements are paid for students which is great.
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