Social Work Field Directors is an educational book dedicated to improving the education and training of Social Work Field Directors

The editors have been involved in field education in a variety of ways throughout their social work careers as students, field instructors, liaisons, scholars, directors, leaders of regional field consortia, and members of the national Council on Social Work Education Field Council and the Baccalaureate Program Directors Field Committee. These involvements provided a perspective on the required components of a contemporary field program. The editors trained new field directors annually at the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) conference and recognized that one day of training is not sufficient preparation. This recognition was the inspiration for this book.

Cindy Hunter, MSW, LSW, is associate professor and the director of field placement in the Department of Social Work at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She teaches an integrative field seminar and serves as a field liaison. She is co-chair of the Baccalaureate Program Directors Field Committee and has trained new field directors since 2009. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Field Consortium and leads a Virginia satellite branch of that consortium. She has recently been appointed to the Council on Field Education of the Council on Social Work Education. Publications and presentations focus on field education, field seminars, and generalist practice. Her MSW is from Howard University.

Julia K. Moen, MSW, LICSW, former associate professor of undergraduate social work education at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. For twenty-five years she served as the field director and taught social work practice, field seminar, and policy. She also maintained a clinical practice in the University Counseling Center. She has been in leadership roles for the Minnesota Chapter of National Association of Social Work and the Minnesota Conference on Social Work Education. She co-chaired the Baccalaureate Program Directors Field Committee and has trained new field directors at their annual conference since 2005. Her conference papers and presentations focus on field education, international partnerships, and supervision. She has two publications. Her MSW degree is from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities and she currently works as a Hospice Medical Social Worker and in Private Practice.

Miriam Raskin, Ed.D, MSW, ACSW is professor emerita and served on the faculty of George Mason University, Department of Social Work for more than thirty-five years. She served as the field director for seventeen years and as department chair for fourteen years. She is a founding member of the Baccalaureate Program Directors Field Committee and the Mid-Atlantic field consortium. She has chaired accreditation site teams for Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and published numerous articles on field education in top-tier refereed journals. She has edited a book on field education, Empirical Studies in Field Instruction, and presented at major state, national, and international conferences. She also serves as a manuscript reviewer for three social work journals. She was selected as CSWE’s first senior scholar, where she researched the entire archives of CSWE in order to trace the development and rationale for field standards from the beginning of CSWE (1950) until the EPAS of 2001. The editorial board of the Journal on Social Work Education recognized her and her coauthors as having written the best conceptual article in 2010. In 2012 she received the Habit of Excellence Award from the College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University.



Note: Cover design and material from Social Work Field Directors: Foundations for Excellence
by C.A. Hunter, J. K. Moen, and M. S. Raskin (Eds.), (2014) Chicago: Lyceum.
Copyright 2014 by Lyceum Books, Inc. Reprinted with permission.