CSWE Field Education Track 2012 Schedule

CSWE APM November 9 -12, 2012

Field Education Track Schedule and Field Events

FRIDAY                        NOVEMBER 9, 2012

9:00 am – 12:00 pm                                                                            FDDI

Field Ed 1

Jefferson East (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Becoming a Field Director: A Capital Venture FDDI
This workshop is designed for field directors with less than 2 years of experience. Experienced field directors will present and discuss the complexity of the administrative and faculty roles, integration of the 2008 EPAS, and gatekeeping. The method of presentation will be didactic and experiential.

Primary Presenter: Sandra Galvan Posada, Fayetteville State University

Presenters: Virginia Robbins, University of Houston and Patti Aldredge, University of Houston-Clear Lake

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm                                                                              FDI

Field Ed 7

Jefferson East (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Ethical Issues in Field Education: Guidelines for Supervisors FDI

Despite increased consideration of ethics throughout social work, minimal attention has been directed to ethics in field education. This presentation will focus on ethical issues germane to field supervision, including beneficence, fidelity, justice, competence, informed consent, confidentiality, and boundaries. Case vignettes involving ethical perplexities in field will be presented.

Primary Presenter: Christina C. Gigler, Marywood University

Presenter: Phyllis Black, Marywood University


SATURDAY                  NOVEMBER 10, 2012

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Field Ed 16

Presidential (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Collaboration in a Global Community: Formation of International Social Work Field Placements  (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop)

As students increase their interest in international learning experiences, a social work program questioned how to give students an international field experience that would capitalize on existing college partnerships and adhere to CSWE core competencies. The presenters will provide a model of a block internship placement in Ecuador.

Primary Presenter:                Anna Wessley, Trinity Christian College

Presenter:                              Rose Malinowski, Trinity Christian College

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Field Ed 36

Congressional (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Student Competency and Field Education (Paper Session)

36a  8:00 am         BSW Student Perceptions of Classroom/Agency Gaps: Emotions, Practice, and the Billable Day       Presenter: Barbara J. Pierce, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

36b  8:30 am        How Field Instructors Judge BSW Student Readiness for Entry-Level Practice

Presenter: Tamara Sussman, Sacha Nicole Bailey, Francine Granner, McGill University

36c   9:00 am        Assessing Competency in MSW Field Education Through Learning Outcome Narratives


Sheila Dennis, Hannah Cowles, Indiana University

Barbara J. Pierce, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Tamara Sussman, Sacha Nicole Bailey, Francine Granner, McGill University

10:15 am-11:15 am

Field Ed 55                                                      

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Development and Evaluation of Online Field Instructor Workshops (Roundtable)

This roundtable will provide information on how to develop and implement online field instructor workshops. Strategies for constructing and designing online teaching modules and tips on user-friendly instructional technologies will be presented. Suggested learning content for online field instructor training workshops also will be explored.

Primary Presenter: Karen Knox, Texas State University-San Marcos

Presenter: Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, Texas State University-San Marcos

10:15 am-11:45 am

Field Ed 93

International Ballroom (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Assessment in Field Education: The Role of Field Seminars (Poster)
The 2008 EPAS competencies now used to assess MSW interns have spurred the revision of many field assessment tools. Their use in field seminars where the integration of coursework and field experiences occur remains unexplored. Incorporating field assessment expectations within field seminars increases MSW students’ understanding of their assessments.

Primary Presenter: Monica Leisey, Salem State University


Field Ed 94                                                                                           

Jefferson East (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Four Innovative Field Instruction Models Enriching Students’ Field Experiences (Panel)

Social work programs from four universities within one state developed and piloted innovative field models for child welfare students, creating enriched work experiences in field. An overview of each model will be presented, including program development, implementation, and comprehensive evaluation methods. Each model can be adapted for non–child welfare students.

Primary Presenter: Carol Bittmann, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Presenters: Laurie Drabble, San Jose State University, Valerie Peck, California State University, Chico and Jolene Swain, University of Southern California


Field Ed 95

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Signature Pedagogy: Addressing the Unique Challenges Facing International Students in Field Education (Electronic Poster)

Many factors contribute to successful field experiences for students. However, international students identify unique challenges requiring different supports than those of other students. As the profession’s “signature pedagogy,” field education is central to instructional learning and should provide globally-oriented and culturally competent supports for international students before and during field practicum.

Primary Presenter: Helen E. Petracchi, University of Pittsburgh

Presenters: Rachel Woodson Goode, University of Pittsburgh and Ngoc N. Nguyen, University of Pittsburgh



3:15 pm-4:15 pm

Field Ed 130

Congressional (Capital Hilton Hotel)

A Nontraditional Field Collaboration and Funding Strategy Benefiting MSW Interns and Pre-K–12 Students (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop)

During a time of economic crisis, finding field practicums for MSW students is becoming increasingly more difficult. At the same time, K-12 schools are losing funding and cannot support field practicums for interns. This workshop will describe an innovative university-community partnership that includes funding and training for external field instructors.

Primary Presenter: Deborah L. Winters, USC

Presenter: KIm Thomas Barrios, USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative

Field Ed 131

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

A Revised Seminar for New Field Instructors: How and What to Teach (Roundtable)

Training in supervisory competencies is essential for successful field instruction. A model for a seminar for new field instructors will be presented that incorporates the 2008 EPAS competencies and identifies specific competencies for field instructors. Roundtable discussion will promote cross-fertilization of methods to educate field instructors using competency-based learning.

Primary Presenter: Judith Perlstein, Boston University

Presenter: Deborah Putnam, Boston University

Field Ed 132

Columbia Hall Rooms 5/6/7/8 (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Background Checks and Drug Screenings: Determining Students’ Fitness for Field Placement (Think Tank)

Gatekeeping for the profession begins with the admissions committee and ends with field instructors, with social work faculty sandwiched in-between. This Think Tank will focus on the role of the agency, field instructors, and faculty members in determining suitability of field placement for students with a criminal record or positive drug screening.

Primary Presenter: Denise Dews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presenters: Jean Livermore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Rebecca Brigham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Field Ed 133

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Field Education in a Military Setting (Roundtable)

MSW students in increasing numbers want field placements in military settings, as they wish to obtain future employment as military social workers. Traditional internship sites include VAs, but much fewer in number are placements with active-duty personnel. Special consideration is needed in the development/management of these sites.

Primary Presenter: Pamella S. Franzwa, University of Southern California

Presenter: Major Lisa Hess, Naval Medical Center San Diego


3:15 pm-4:45 pm


Field Ed 163

International Ballroom (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Assessment of Master’s-Level Students’ Competence Before Entering Field: Implications for Field Education (Poster)

An assessment of MSW students’ performance and reflections on a simulated interview prior to entering field found great variation in practice behavior and significant impact of students’ subjective reactions in the interview on their ability to demonstrate competence. These findings provide important implications for preparation for field learning and teaching.

Primary Presenter: Ellen Katz, University of Toronto

Presenters: Andrea Litvack, University of Toronto and Marion Bogo, University of Toronto

Field Ed 164

Presidential (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Social Work Curriculum and Pedagogy (Paper Session)

164a       3:15 pm  Field Education and the Experienced MSW Student: Challenges and Opportunities

Cynthia Harris, Janice Davis, Howard University

164b       3:45 pm  Comparison of Field Placement Experiences by Face-to-Face, Telephone, or E-Mail Liaison Contact

Debra Woody, Ellen Murphy, Fran S. Danis, University of Texas at Arlington

164c       4:15 pm  A Relational Model in Field Instruction: Promoting Students’ Use of Self

Dolly Sacristan, Yeshiva University

SUNDAY                                SUNDAY                                SUNDAY                                SUNDAY                                SUNDAY


SUNDAY                                                NOVEMBER 11, 2012

8:00 am – 9:30 am              FIELD FAIR: NEW AND OLD DIRECTORS

Field Ed 219                                                                                         

Jefferson (Washington Hilton Hotel)

FIELD DIRECTORS FAIR: Connecting With Field Education: Sharing Best Practices

Sponsoring Group: Council on Field Education COFE
This session hosted by the Council on Field Education is designed to provide on-the-spot consultation on best practices in field education. Roundtable stations will be set up by topic, offering information on a range of issues critical to the field director role. Both new and experienced field educators are welcome.

Primary Presenter: JoAnn McFall, Michigan State University

Presenter: Lisa Richardson, St. Catherine University and University of Saint Thomas Collaborative

10:15 am-11:15 am

Field Ed 246

Presidential (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Consultancy Dilemmas in Field Education (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop )

Integrating theory and practice in field is an ongoing concern in social work education. Use of consultancy dilemmas in a field practice class provides peer feedback, theory integration, best-practice approaches, and enhanced self-awareness—all under the guidance of the field instructor—to foundation-level and concentration-level students.

Primary Presenter: James Scherrer, Dominican University


Field Ed 247                                                                                         

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Exploring Interest in a Formal Communication System between Offices of Field Education (Roundtable)

This roundtable will explore the benefits of a formal communication system between offices of field education. Facilitators are interested in determining whether or not increased communication between offices of field education is desired and identifying areas (e.g., student issues, interstate/international practicum) of potential collaboration and support.

Primary Presenter: Cynthia Williams, Washington University in St. Louis

Presenter: Diane O’Brien, Washington University in St. Louis

Field Ed 248

Columbia Hall Room 7 (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Field Education: Positioning for Innovation and Transformation (Think Tank)

It is time to expand beyond traditional roles and recognize the transformative potential of field education in both curricula development in the academy and agency practice in the community. Participants will explore the following question: What inherent possibilities exist in field education as a proactive catalyst for change?

Primary Presenter: Patti Aldredge, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Presenters: Sandra Galvan Posada, Army-Fayetteville State University and Virginia Robbins, University of Houston

10:15 am-11:45 am

Field Ed 280

Congressional (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Field Seminar and Curriculum (Paper Session)

280a       10:15 am               “What Do Your Seminar Students Do?”: A National Survey of Field Directors

Bruce Dalton, East Tennessee State University

280b       10:45 am               Developing Best Practices for Online Field Seminar

Valerie Leyva, Robin Ringstad, California State University, Stanislaus

280c       11:15 am              Exploring Intersectionality: Religion, Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Social Work

Rebecca Jackson, University of Tennessee; Mary Rogge, University of Tennessee at Knoxville


Field Ed 281

International Ballroom (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Interns and Field Instructors: Enhancing the Match (Poster)

Field placement disruptions are traumatic. Can the amount of occurrences be reduced? A framework composed of nine domains will be presented as a foundation for discussion of the components necessary in enhancing positive learning environments. Intern and field instructor qualities will be discussed within the context of the match.

Primary Presenter: Sandy E. Speier, New York University

Field Ed 282

Columbia Hall Room 8 (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Our Changed Context: New Directions for Field Education (Panel)

With public agencies and universities suffering severe budget cuts over the last 5 years, the context of field education, our “signature pedagogy” (CSWE, 2008), has changed drastically. Subsequently, it is imperative that we analyze this new context, identify threats, and seize opportunities to preserve and revise the profession’s rich tradition.

Primary Presenter: Greg Merrill, University of California at Berkeley

1:15 pm-2:15 pm

Field Ed 320

Congressional (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Field Placement Disruption: Avoid It or Exploit It? (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop)

Internship disruptions are typically avoided whenever possible due to the difficulties involved in replacement. Using the 2008 EPAS standards and a developmental program model, the presenters have shifted the ultimate goal from avoiding placement disruption to maximizing the student learning that can come from a thoughtful process of changing internships.

Primary Presenter: Michele Sienkiewicz, University of Denver

Presenters: Kim Yuskis, and Karen Bensen, University of Denver

Field Ed 321                                                                                         

Columbia Hall Room 7 (Washington Hilton hotel)

Improving the Signature Pedagogy: An Integrated, Comprehensive, and Competency-Based Field (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop)

This workshop will present an integrated, comprehensive, and competency-based field education model that is created for the 21st-century student and is responsive to field realities. Data-informed curriculum and sample syllabi will be provided. This presentation is intended to spark discussion, activate critical thinking, and engage participants to examine field practices.

Primary Presenter: Kim W., Goodman, University of Southern California

Field Ed 358

International Ballroom (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Preparing Students for the Potential Costs of Helping: Examples for Field Education (Poster)

Field education affords a unique opportunity to prepare students for the potential costs of the helping role. This poster reviews two lessons designed and implemented in the field education curriculum. The first focuses on secondary traumatic stress, and the second is a practical guide to developing a professional self-care plan.

Primary Presenter: Jacquelyn Lee, University of Georgia


3:30 pm-4:30 pm


Field Ed 397

Columbia Hall Room 7 (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Empowering Field Directors: TBLGQIA Students and the Management of Disclosure in Field (Skills Workshop)

This workshop will empower field directors with knowledge and strategies that will assist in assessing their field programs related to TBLGQIA best practices. Strategies to support students managing disclosure in field will be addressed. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with peers and receive support through regional field consortia.

Primary Presenter: Leigh A. Robertson, University of Michigan

Presenters: Joan M. Pendergast, Concord University , Samuel Leizear, West Virginia University and Elizabeth H. Voshel, University of Michigan

Field Ed 398

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Field Consortium’s Collaborative Model: Empowering Field Directors (Roundtable)

A collaborative model of empowering field directors will be presented by field directors from two diverse schools/colleges of social work. The consortium provides a noncompetitive and strengths-based environment to ensure that field education functions as the professions’ gatekeeper and remains the strong pedagogy of social work education.

Primary Presenter: Arlene Faye Kaplan, Florida Atlantic University

Presenter: Katrina Boone, Florida State University

3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Field Ed 432                                                                                         

Presidential (Capital Hilton Hotel)

                International and Policy Considerations in Field Education (Paper Session)

432a       International Social Work Field Placement or Volunteer Tourism? An Asset-Based Justice-Learning Experience

Nicole M. Dubus,  Wheelock College

432b       Exploring International Internships in Social Work Education

Patricia Hunter, Caitlin Hollis, California State University, Chico

432c       Policy and Political Field Experiences: Barriers, Opportunities, and Best Practices

Shannon R. Lane, Adelphi University; and Suzanne R. Pritzker, University of Houston

Field Ed 433

International Ballroom (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Relational Cultural Theory and Field Instruction (Poster)

The process of social work field instruction is relational. It takes place in a variety of interpersonal relationships—among the field instructor, student, client, and agency workers. Relational/cultural theory, which emphasizes the importance of connections and disconnections in relationships, is offered as a theoretical framework for field instruction.

Primary Presenter: Janice Davis, Howard University

Presenters: Janice Edwards, Howard University and Cynthia Harris, Howard University

Field Ed 434

Senate Room (Capital Hilton Hotel)

The Changing Environment of Field Education (Paper Session)

434a       The Role of Place of Employment in Field Education

Tracy A. Schroepfer, Sandra Kohn, Audrey Conn, University of Wisconsin-Madison

434b       The New Social Service Environment Through a Field Director Lens

Janet Bradley, West Chester University; Rebecca G. Laster, Delaware Senior Protection Initiative;

Page Walker Buck, West Chester University

434c       Forging a Shared Future: A Social Work Field Education Collaboration

Kathleen Darby, Mid-Tennessee Collaborative MSW Program; Angela Pharris, Middle Tennessee State University








8:00 am-9:00 am


Field Ed 470

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Extended Integrated Field Model (Roundtable)

In an effort to maintain high field education standards while providing flexibility for MSW students who are working full time, Widener University has implemented an integrated extended field model. This roundtable will outline the model and report qualitative data obtained from students who utilized this option.

Primary Presenter: Laura Sadtler, Widener University

Presenter: Patricia Fletcher, Widener University


Field Ed 471

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Innovative Field Advisory Boards: Maximizing the Resources of This “Hidden Gem” (Roundtable)

The field advisory board is an invaluable resource that provides the opportunity to engage members, providing a forum to receive critical feedback, ongoing dialogue, and creative ideas that benefit students. The discussion will focus on innovative uses of this “hidden gem” to more effective manage administrative aspects of field education.

Primary Presenter: Susan Marchetti, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Presenter: Amy Barsanti, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Field Ed 472

Presidential (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Measuring Competency in the Field: Outcomes From a Field Instructor Assessment Tool (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop )

Participants in this administrative workshop will review a comprehensive system for assessing students’ competency in the field, with an emphasis on the field instructor’s final evaluation of student performance. Outcome data will be presented and analyzed, the implementation process will be shared, and challenges and lessons learned will be discussed.

Primary Presenter: Diane O’Brien, Washington University in St. Louis

Presenter: Gabriel Donovan Carrillo, Washington University in St. Louis


Field Ed 473

Georgetown East (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Strategies Ensuring Access and Integrity in Distance-Learning Models: Practicum and Evaluation (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop )

This workshop will discuss strategies employed to ensure academic quality and student development in a dual-delivery accelerated program of study. With emphasis on the field practicum of a distance education program, participants will learn how it creates and maintains relationships; opportunities; and access to competent adjuncts, field instructors, and practicum sites.

Primary Presenter: Vikki O’Connor, Keuka College

Presenters: Doyle Pruitt, Keuka College and Ed Silverman, Keuka College


Field Ed 474

Lincoln West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Teaching Professional Self-Care Plans as Part of the Signature Pedagogy (Skills Workshop)

Stress and burnout kill social workers. Participants will learn how to teach students to formulate professional self-care plans in accordance with the CSWE core competencies and NASW Code of Ethics. This interactive workshop will identify unhealthy coping mechanisms and help individuals replace these behaviors using evidence-based practices.

Primary Presenter: Tammy Molina-Moore, Texas A&M University-Central Texas

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Field Ed 491

Jefferson West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Off-Site MSW Supervision: Out of Site but Not Out of Mind (Panel)

Off-site MSW supervision is here to stay, due to growing numbers of students and increasing numbers of internship sites that cannot provide on-site MSW supervision. Successes, challenges, and continued evaluation of a piloted model of using experienced MSW supervisors with field instructor experience will be presented and discussed.

Primary Presenter: Kim Yuskis, University of Denver

Presenters: Michele Sienkiewicz, University of Denver and Kathy Johnson, University of Denver



10:15 am – 11:15 am

Field Ed 510         

Jefferson West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Impact of Generational Differences on the Supervisory Relationship (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop )

This workshop will examine how generational differences can negatively affect the supervisory relationship and the student learning outcomes. It will provide an overview of generational categories, including characteristics and preferences of each, and analyze the way that each of these may create challenges in the field setting.

Primary Presenter: Daphne Cain, Louisiana State University

Presenters: Margo Abadie, Elizabeth Routon, and Traci Lilley, Louisiana State University


Field Ed 511

Senate Room (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Off-Site Field Supervision in Social Work Education: What Makes It Work? (Think Tank)
Off-site field supervision counters the declining number of clinical social work field instructors and shrinking agency capacity. Building on previous research and feedback, this Think Tank will explore the different types of off-site field supervision models currently being used, with a focus on the elements that make the model effective.

Primary Presenter: Anne E. Fortune, University at Albany, State University of New York

Presenter: Sarah Maynard, University at Albany, State University of New York


Field Ed 512

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

The Role of the Field Liaison in Quality Field Instruction: Problems and Possibilities (Roundtable)

The field adviser/liaison has been considered an essential part of the field instruction process for many years. Recent shifts in social work programs and agencies necessitate a renewed discussion of the most effective role for the liaison to preserve high-quality field instruction.

Primary Presenter: Robin Miller, New York University


Field Ed 604                                                                                       

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

To Begin Where the Agencies Are: Transitioning Into 2008 EPAS, First Steps (Roundtable)

This program harnessed the traditional learning design implemented by the field agencies to build 41 practice behaviors, and the field instructors designed assignments to increase the probability of attaining these behaviors. A workforce training grant piloted three field agencies. Knowledge gained was used to train 25 other field agencies.

Primary Presenter: Shinaz Jindani, Savannah State University

Presenter: Trinikia Johnson, Savannah State University


Field Ed 513

Georgetown West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Will You Be My Friend? Social Media’s Role in Field Education (Roundtable)

Social media continues to grow as a phenomenon in today’s society, and its influence reaches into the field setting. Field education programs should be proactive in assisting students to think through the potential impact of utilizing social media by engaging in an active dialogue and developing guidelines for use.

Primary Presenter: Tina M. Souders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presenter: M. Theresa Palmer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill















1:15 pm-2:15 pm

Field Ed 547

Federal B (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Pathways to Competence: Conceptualizing, Articulating, and Evaluating Student Learning in Field Education (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop )

This workshop will highlight how one MSW program redesigned field evaluation, as part of re-envisioning the curriculum in the context of reaffirmation under the 2008 EPAS. The redesign led to new ways to articulate learning and measure competence in field, as well as integration with the program’s overall assessment plan.

Primary Presenter: Lisa Richardson, St. Catherine University and University of Saint Thomas Collaborative


Field Ed 548

Jefferson West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Teaching Evidence-Based Interventions in an Innovative Way: A Field Education Model (Skills Workshop)

This workshop will describe an innovative strategy for teaching evidence-based interventions to students and field instructors. The presenters will describe the techniques of teaching, modeling, and practicing. Using motivational interviewing as an example, they will create a mock group, giving participants an experience of the model in practice.

Primary Presenter: Elizabeth S. Phillips, USC

Presenter: Deborah L. Winters, USC


3:30 pm-4:30 pm


Field Ed 583                         

Jefferson West (Washington Hilton Hotel)

Pairing Task-Centered Supervision With Online Technology to Support Competency-Based Field Education  (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop )

Task-Centered Educational Supervision (Caspi & Reid, 2002) offers a robust framework for the delivery of competency-based field education. Pairing the strengths of the TCS model with the capacity of current technology, this workshop will introduce a Web-based program that integrates the instructional and assessment tools of field instruction to support student competency attainment.


Field Ed 584

South American A (Capital Hilton Hotel)

Preparing Students for Interprofessional Practice: From the Classroom to Field (Curriculum or Administrative Workshop )

Although there is growing emphasis on interdisciplinary practice among professionals, few educational opportunities exist for students to collaborate across disciplines. The panel will demonstrate how interprofessional practice principles are taught in classroom settings and implemented through innovative field placement designs in social work, education, and medicine.

Primary Presenter: Lisa V. Blitz, Binghamton University, State University of New York

Presenters: Paul R. Gould and Laura Bronstein, Binghamton University, State University of New York