Social Work Field Directors
Foundations for Excellence
UPDATED TO REFLECT 2015 EPAS
EDITED by Cindy Hunter, Julia Moen, Miriam Raskin
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Professors Hunter, Moen, and Raskin and their contributing authors present essential knowledge and skills supported by empirical research to shape field policies and curricula. Social Work Field Directors: Foundations for Excellence is an orientation and desk reference for new and experienced field directors to develop, execute, maintain, and evaluate field education programs. This indispensable resource illustrates how to build effective and efficient programs and provide leadership that promotes sustainable changes to improve the quality of existing field programs. Critical issues in field education are examined including maintaining partnerships with practice settings, placing students, training field instructors, role of field liaisons and seminars, evaluation of student learning, legal and ethical issues, safety, gatekeeping, technology, professional development, and other contemporary issues. It discusses the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) relevant to field and proposes multiple ways to achieve compliance.