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Sarah Witry

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Posted By Sarah Witry Dec 08, 2023 17:23
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Hello! My title changed over the summer from Field Education Director to Practicum Education Director. Our faculty voted to approve a language changes in practicum education courses at the recommendation of the practicum education committee, and my title change reflected alignment with the faculty-approved ...
Posted By Sarah Witry Nov 02, 2023 13:07
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Johnna, I am in Iowa, and our state offers CEUs for practicum instruction. Here's the language: 645-281.3(2)j. Supervision of a social work practicum student(s) from an accredited social work education program. A licensee may receive one credit for every 100 hours supervised, not to exceed six hours ...
Posted By Sarah Witry Sep 13, 2023 13:54
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I agree with Kat, a number of our students use breaks as a strategy for reducing average hours per week and balancing their various commitments, and for students with caseloads, it is often essential for their practice and learning. Having students covered by liability insurance outside of official ...
Posted By Sarah Witry Sep 13, 2022 12:02
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Patricia, Hello! This is something we've been working through since CSWE confirmed that the employment-based standard was changing. Our approach is to start with the end in mind - what are the student's goals in terms of future field of practice? What do they need to learn/practice in practicum to move ...
Posted By Sarah Witry Apr 14, 2022 14:06
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Hello! We operate distance education and online programs in addition to our "traditional" MSW program. We also have a "traditional" BSW program. Our distance programs are designed for non-traditional students who work and are balancing work, school, family, etc. In all settings but particularly in our ...
Posted By Sarah Witry Apr 11, 2022 10:49
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CJ, thank you for sharing this! I'm working with colleagues on developing a new generalist seminar and will probably use this as a self-reflection/evaluation activity! ------------------------------ Sarah Witry Clinical Asst Professor, Field Education Director University of Iowa Iowa City IA 3193351256 ...
Posted By Sarah Witry Mar 10, 2022 11:33
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Hello! A student in our online program is having trouble finding a specialist year placement in her area. She lives in Warrenton, MO but is open to commuting an hour if necessary and open to remote positions. She'd prefer to stay in the St. Louis area but is flexible. Her interests are in mezzo/macro ...
Posted By Sarah Witry Mar 08, 2022 12:34
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Nicole,  I do not have resources to share but I am VERY interested in seeing your presentation! ------------------------------ Sarah Witry Clinical Asst Professor, Field Education Director University of Iowa Iowa City IA 3193351256 ------------------------------
Posted By Sarah Witry Feb 23, 2022 13:39
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Michael, Hello! My colleagues Carol Coohey and Miriam Landsman at University of Iowa School of Social Work did some research on Field Instructor quality and created the Field Assessment Survey (FAS) that we now use to collect this feedback. Something that is not covered in the FAS that we are looking ...
Posted By Sarah Witry Feb 03, 2022 15:49
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Nicole, Hello! CSWE allows virtual placements - here is language from the updated guidance on COVID-related changes to field: "The COA decided to codify the following interpretation under the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS): AFTER May 31, 2022: The following may be counted ...