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. 39, No. 3, Fall

Child Protection Professionals Identifying Domestic Violence Indicators: Implications for Social Work Education
This article presents findings from a study of 3 professional groups most frequently involved in child maltreatment cases: child protection social workers, district attorney social workers, and police detectives. The survey instrument examined the...
Determining Attainment of the EPAS Foundation Program Objectives: Evidence for the Use of Self-Efficacy as an Outcome
Building on research related to social cognitive theory and its construct of self-efficacy, this article describes the development of the Foundation Practice Self-Efficacy scale. This measure is designed to assess graduate social work programs' attempts...
Domestic Violence Screening: Education and Institutional Support Correlates
Because domestic violence is a serious threat to women's lives and well-being, social workers are encouraged to screen, assess, and implement intervention. National Association of Social Workers members from Florida were surveyed in order to understand...
From the Editor: A "Useful" Journal
Truth is an eternal conversation about things that matter, conducted with passion and discipline. --Parker Palmer I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to provide editorial leadership to the Journal of Social Work Education for the next...
Interdisciplinary Social Work and Law: A Model Domestic Violence Curriculum
INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE has grown in both academic and nonacademic workplaces. Universities have developed centers and programs that foster research and teaching across disciplines, and there has been an increasing professional practice focus on...
Is Graduate Social Work Education Promoting a Critical Approach to Mental Health Practice?
A sample of 71 psychopathology course syllabi from 58 different graduate schools of social work was analyzed to determine whether different viewpoints and the concomitant empirical evidence were presented regarding 4 significant mental health topics:...
Psychiatry and the Control of Dangerousness: On the Apotropaic Function of the Term "Mental Illness"
Life is full of dangers. Our highly developed consciousness makes us, of all living forms in the universe, the most keenly aware of, and the most adept at protecting ourselves from, dangers. Magic and religion are mankind's earliest warning systems....
Student Perceptions of Web-Assisted Teaching Strategies
This study determines which Web-assisted teaching strategies social work students from a single university experience and perceive as valuable. The results demonstrate that most faculty use email, post grades online, and give out student email addresses...
Undergraduate Research Courses: A Closer Look Reveals Complex Social Work Student Attitudes
This study of 285 BSW students over a 4-year period examines the students' initial attitudes toward learning research and identifies associated characteristics. In contrast to social work students' reputation of being "research reluctant," findings...