Journal of Social Work Education

The Journal of Social Work Education is a peer-reviewed professional journal covering social education and social work. Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education publishes the Journal of Social Work Education 3 times a year. Lorraine M. Gutierrez is the Editor-in-Chief.

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 3, Fall

Academic Affiliations of Social Work Journal Article Authors, 2004-2008
AS NOTED BY GARFIELD (1972), researchers have measured scholarly productivity through authorship and citations in scholarly journals since at least 1927. The data obtained from these analyses often lead to rankings, which have been published across...
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Assessing BSW Student Direct Practice Skill Using Standardized Clients and Self-Efficacy Theory
THE EDUCATION OF SOCIAL WORK professionals involves both the development of knowledge and the development of skills particular to the field. Shulman (1998) argues skill acquisition and application are what distinguish the professional from the nonprofessional...
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Attitudes about Mental Illness and Professional Danger among New Social Work Students
THE PRESENT STUDY EXPLORED perceptions of professional danger, attitudes, and stigma of serious mental illness among new undergraduate social work students and other university students. Social workers provide much of the mental health services in...
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Being the Diversity Hire: Negotiating Identity in an Academic Job Search
IN RECENT DECADES colleges and universities have begun to place more importance on diversifying their faculty. The reasons for these efforts are multiple and range from wanting to meet the demands of a growing global community to having faculty that...
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Burnout among Entering MSW Students: Exploring the Role of Personal Attributes
SOCIAL WORKERS CAN experience intrinsic satisfaction from direct contact with clients and the responsibility of meeting their needs. However, interaction with clients requires emotional involvement and can result in social workers developing feelings...
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Continuing Education: Lifelong Learning for Social Work Practitioners and Educators
SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION does not end with graduation. Continuing education is part of the continuum of social work education, which can include an associate degree in human services, professional social work education on the bachelor's and master's levels,...
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Effects of Severe Mental Illness Education on MSW Student Attitudes about Schizophrenia
SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION must instill the knowledge and skills that aspiring social workers need to succeed in their efforts to improve the lives of the often underserved and disenfranchised groups with which we work (Council on Social Work Education...
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Faithful but Different: Clinical Social Workers Speak out about Career Motivation and Professional Values
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK is an advanced practice specialization area that can address the profession's mission of enhancing "human wellbeing" and increasing "social justice" outcomes, such as fair access to societal resources, especially among populations...
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Field Instructors' Perceptions of Evidence-Based Practice in BSW Field Placement Sites
Over the past decade, social work academics and practitioners have deliberated evidence-based practice (EBP) and ways of integrating it into the social work profession. Even though EBP has increasingly entered the nomenclature of the profession and...
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Measuring International Service Outcomes: Implications for International Social Work Field Placements
FIELD EDUCATION IS THE signature educational and training pedagogy of the social work profession. In recent years, approximately 20% to 30% of all schools of social work in the United States and 40% to 50% of all schools of social work in Canada reported...
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Teaching Writing as a Professional Practice Skill: A Curricular Case Example
"I WANT TO BE A SOCIAL WORKER, not a writer," proclaimed "Sharon," a master's of social work (MSW) student in a required MSW writing course, "so, why do I need to take a writing class?" Her remark offers faculty the same challenge we give to social...
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Visualizing the Invisible College: Community among Authors in Top Social Work Journals
SOCIAL WORK SCHOLARLY knowledge has been created for the social work community. Though some schools of social work, often those with doctoral programs, have had a disproportionately large role in the production of knowledge (Green, 2008), social work...
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You Can't Recover from Suicide: Perspectives on Suicide Education in MSW Programs
SUICIDE IS A SIGNIFICANT worldwide public health problem that causes widespread loss, trauma, and suffering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the third...
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