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Elements of Field Instruction 

Approaches, Learning Contracts/Learning Styles, Feedback, Challenging Issues

Value & Importance of Field Instruction

  • Hensley, P.H. (2003). The value of supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 21(1), 97 – 110. doi:10.1300/J001v21n01_07
  • Lafrance, J. (2004) Gate-keeping for professional Social Work practice. Social Work Education, 23(3), 325-340. doi:10.1080/0261547042000224065

Approaches to Field Instruction

  • Askeland, G.A. (2003). Reality-play – experiential learning in Social Work training: A teaching model, Social Work Education, 22(4), 351-362. doi:10.1080/02615470309145
  • Bennett, S. & Deal, K.H. (2009). Beginnings and endings in Social Work supervision: The interaction between attachment and developmental processes. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 29, 101-117. doi:10.1080/08841230802238179
  • Cohen, B-Z. (1999). Intervention and supervision in strengths-based Social Work practice. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 80(5), 460-466. doi:10.1606/1044-3894.1475
  • Everett, J.E., Miehls, D., DuBois, C., & Garran, A.M. (2011). The developmental model of supervision as reflected in the experiences of field supervisors and graduate students. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 31, 255-264. doi:10.1080/08841233.2011.580245
  • Homonoff, E. (2008). The heart of Social Work: Best practitioners rise to challenges in field instruction. The Clinical Supervisor, 27. doi:10.1080/07325220802490828
  • Maidment, J. (2000). Methods used to teach Social Work students in the field: A research-report from New Zealand, Social Work Education, 19(2), 145-154. doi:10.1080/02615470050003520
  • Ornstein, E. & Moses, H. (2010) Goodness of fit: A relational approach to field instruction. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 30 (1), 101-114. doi:10.1080/08841230903479615
  • Walsh, T.C. (2002). Structured process recording: A comprehensive model that incorporates the strengths perspective. Social Work Education, 21(1), 23-34. doi:10.1080/02615470120106997

Learning Contracts/Learning Styles

Giving/Receiving Feedback

Dealing with Challenging Student Issues

  • Barlow, C. & Hall, B.L. (2007). What about feelings? A study of emotion and tension in Social Work field education Social Work Education, 26(4), 399-413. doi:10.1080/02615470601081712
  • Parker, J. (2010). Learning from disruption: Case studies in failing and marginal placements. In P. Silvanoinnen (Ed.), ESWS 2008 Symposium Papers. Hyvinkaa, Finland: Laurea University. Retrieved from http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/13416/
  • Parker, J. (2010). When things go Wrong! Placement disruption and termination: Power and student perspectives. British Journal of Social work, 40, 983-999. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcn149
  • Williamson, S., Hostetter, C., Byers, K., & Huggins, P.(2010). I found myself at this practicum: Student reflections on field education. Advances in Social Work, 11(2), 235-247. Retrieved from http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/viewFile/346/1782


Facilitating Skills in Reflection, Ethics, Diversity & Evidence-based Practice

Facilitating Reflective Practice

  • Agass, D. (2002). Countertransference, supervision and the reflection process. Journal of Social Work Practice, 16(2), 125-133 doi:10.1080/07325221003730301
  • Deal, K. (2003). The relationship between critical thinking and interpersonal social skills. Guidelines for clinical supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 22(2), 3-19. doi:10.1300/J001v22n02_02
  • Fisher, T. & Somerton, J. (2000). Reflection on action: The process of helping Social Work students to develop their use of theory in practice. Social work Education, 19(4),387-401. doi:10.1080/02615470050078384
  • Fook, J. (2012). The challenges of creating critically reflective groups. Social Work with Groups, 35, 218-234. doi:10.1080/01609513.2011.624375
  • Furman, R., Coyne, A., & Negi, N.J. (2008). An international experience for Social Work students: Self-reflection through poetry and journal writing exercises. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 28(1-2), 71-85. doi:10.1080/08841230802178946
  • Gambrill, Eileen D. (2006). Social Work practice: A critical thinker's guide. New York: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from <http://lib.myilibrary.com?ID=65551
  • Gelman, C., Fernandez, P., Hausman, N., Miller, S., & Weiner, M. (2007). Challenging endings : First year MSW interns’ experiences with forced interventions and discussion points for supervisory guidance. Clinical Social Work Journal, 35, 79-90. doi:10.1007/s10615-007-0076-6
  • Gelman, C.R. (2009). MSW students’ experience with termination: Implications and suggestions for classroom and field instruction. Journal of Teaching In Social Work, 29, 169-197 doi:10.1080/08841230802238328
  • Mumm, A.M. & Kersting, R.C. (1997). Teaching critical thinking in Social Work practice courses. Journal of Social Work Education, 33(1), 75-84. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=9703102473&site=ehost-live
  • Noble, C. (2001). Researching field practice in Social Work education, Integration of theory and practice through the use of narratives. Journal of Social Work, 1(3), 347-360. doi:10.1177/146801730100100307
  • Ruch, G. (2002). From triangle to spiral: Reflective practice in Social Work education, practice and research, Social Work Education, 21(2), 199-216. doi:10.1080/02615470220126435
  • Urdang, E. (2010). Awareness of self: A critical tool. Social Work Education, 29 (5), 523-538. doi:10.1080/02615470903164950
  • Yip, K.-s. (2006). Self-reflection in reflective practice: A note of caution. British Journal of Social Work, 36(5), 777-788. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bch323

Ethics in Practice (SW code of ethics, exercises to promote & teach ethical decision making)

Applying Evidence-based Practice

  • Teaching Evidence-Based Practice: Toward a new Paradigm for Social Work Education (Matthew O. Howard, Curtis J. McMillen and David E. Pollio – Washington University, Research on Social Work Practice, vol. 13, No. 2, 2003) doi:10.1177/1049731502250404
  • Integrating Evidence-Based Practice and Social Work Field Education (Tonya Edmond, Deborah Megivern, Cynthia Williams, Estelle Rochman, Matthew Howard, Journal of Social Work Education, 2006) doi:
  • Teaching Evidence-Based Practices: Strategies for Implementation, A Response to Mullen et al. and Proctor, (Cynthia Franklin, Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 17, No. 5, Sept. 2007) doi:10.1177/1049731507301525
  • Improving the Teaching of Evidence-based Practice: Introduction to the Special Issue (Allen Rubin, Research on Social Work Practice, 2007) doi:10.1177/1049731507300145
  • Moving Best Practice to Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare, (Michelle L. Kessler, Emmanuelle Gira & John Poertner, Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 2005) Retrieved from http://www.olc.edu/local_links/socialwork/OnlineLibrary/Kessler, Gira %26 Poertner (2005) Moving best practice to evidence-based practice in ch ild welfare.pdf
  • Organizational Support for Evidence-based Practice within Child and Family Social Work: A Collaborative Study (Moira Barratt, Child and Family Social Work, 2003, 8, pp. 143 – 150) doi:10.1046/j.1365-2206.2003.00276.x

Understanding Diversity in Practice

  • Acknowledgement of client diversity and oppression in Social work Student Supervision, (Jane Maidment & Lesley Cooper, Social Work Education, 2002) doi:10.1080/02615470220150366
  • Facilitating Learning on Diversity: Challenge to the Professor, (Betty Garcia, Dorothy Van Soest, Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 2000) Retrieved from http://ldei.ugr.es/cddi/uploads/articulos/GarciaETAL2000.pdf
  • The Inclusive Workplace: An Ecosystems Approach to Diversity Management, (Michal E. Mor Barak, Social Work 2000) http://sw.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/4/339.full.pdf
  • A Teaching Framework for Transformative Multicultural Social Work Education, (Mo Yee Lee, PhD, Gilbert J. Greene, PhD, Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 12:3, 1 – 28, 2004) doi:10.1300/J051v12n03_01
  • Preparing Social Work Students to work in Culturally Diverse Settings (Robin Sakina Mama, Social Work Education, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2001) doi:10.1080/02615470120057451
  • Cultural and Ethical Issues in Working with Culturally Diverse Patients and their Families: The Use of the Culturagram to Promote Cultural Competent Practice in Health Care Settings (Elaine P. Congress, Social Work in Health Care, Vol. 39, No. 3-4, 2004, pp. 249 – 262) doi:10.1300/J010v39n03_03
  • Educating Professionals for Practice in a Multicultural Society: Understanding Oppression and Valuing Diversity (Cathryne L. Schmitz, Catherine Stakerman & Jose Sisneros, Families in Society: Nov./Dec. 2001, 82, 6, p. 612) doi:10.1606/1044-3894.160
  • The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice: Views and Experiences of Social Workers and Students (Philip Gilligan and Sheila Furness, 2006, British Journal of Social Work, 36, pp. 617 – 637) doi:10.1093/bjsw/bch252
  • Chang, C. and Haye, D. (2003) Cross Racial Supervision: A Developmental Approach for White Supervisors working with Supervisees of Color. The Clinical Supervisor, 22 (2), 121 – 137) doi:10.1300/J001v22n02_08
  • Messinger, L. (2007). Supervision of lesbian, gay and bisexual Social Work Students by heterosexual Field Instructors: A Qualitative Dya Analysis. The Clinical Supervisor, 26 (1/2), 195 – 220 doi:10.1300/J001v26n01_13
  • Challenging ‘ableism’ and Teaching About Disability In A Social Work Classroom: A Training Module For Generalist Social Workers Working with People Disabled by the Social Environment (Michael L. Shier, Critical Social Work, 2011, Vol. 12, No. 1)-contains exercises Retrieved from http://www.uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/challenging-%E2%80%98ableism%E2%80%99-and-teaching-about-disability-in-a-social-work-classroom-a-training-module-for

Understanding Anti-oppressive Practice

  • Developing Anti-oppressive Ethics in the New Curriculum (Derek Clifford & Beverley Burke, Social work Education, 2005) doi:10.1080/02615470500185101
  • Teaching Anti-oppressive practice on a Diploma in Social Work course: Lecturer’s experiences, students’ responses and ways forward, (A. Chand, J. Clare, Social Work Education, 2002) doi:10.1080/02615470120106988
  • Heron, B. (2005). Self-reflection in critical social work practice: subjectivity and the possibilities of resistance. Reflective Practice. 6 (3) p. 341-351 doi:10.1080/14623940500220095
  • Teaching Anti-oppressive Practice on the Diploma in Social Work, (Social Work Education, 1999, Coleman, Collings & McDonald) doi:10.1080/02615479911220291
  • Acknowledgement of Client diversity and oppression in Social Work Supervision, (Jane Maidment & Leslie Cooper, 2002, Social Work Education) doi:10.1080/02615470220150366
  • What’s In Your Knapsack – Connecting with Oppression and Privilege: A Pedagogy for Social Justice (Dena R. Samuels, Women’s Studies & Ethnic Studies Programs, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, DR Samuels Retrieved from http://learn.quinnipiac.edu/teaching/betterteaching/seminars/documents/ConnectingtoOppressionandPrivilege.doc
  • Applied Methods of Teaching About Oppression and Diversity to Graduate Social Work Students: A Case Example of Digital Stories (Christine A. Walsh, Michael L. Shier, Kathleen C. Sitter, Jackie D. Sieppert, 2010, The Canadian Journal For the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 1, Issue 2) Retrieved from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol1/iss2/3


General Practice Skills with Individuals, Families, Small Groups & Communities

Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families

Social Work Practice with Groups

  • Strengths-Based Group Practice: Three Case Studies (Cynthia A. Lietz, 2007, Social Work with Groups, Vol. 30 (2)) doi:10.1300/J009v30n02_07
  • Motivating Clients in Treatment Groups (Sheldon D. Rose, Hee-Suk Chang, 2010, Social Work With Groups, 33: 260 – 277) doi:10.1080/01609510903551241
  • Preparing Members for the Expectations of Social Work with Groups: An Approach to the Preparatory Interview (Patricia J. Hannah, 2000, Social Work with Groups, Vol. 22 (4))doi:10.1300/J009v22n04_05
  • Not for Women Only: Applying the Relational Model of Group Development with Vulnerable Populations, (Linda Yael Schiller, Social Work with Groups, Vol. 30 (2), 2007) doi:10.1300/J009v30n02_03
  • Suitable Learning and Teaching Methods and Activities for Group Work (Sydney.edu.au/social work/groupwork/docs/suitable methods (PDF) Retrieved from http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/groupwork/docs/SuitableMethods.pdf
  • Meeting Practice Needs: Conceptualizing the Open-Ended Group (Janice H. Schopler, Maeda J. Galinsky, 2006, Social Work with Groups, 28: 3 – 4, 49 – 68 doi:10.1300/J009v28n03_05

Social Policy/Community Organizing

  • “Of Means and Ends” Revisited: Teaching Ethical Community Organizing in an Unethical Society, (Michael Reisch, PhD, Jane Isaacs Lowe, PhD, Journal of Community Practice, 1:1, 19 – 38, 2000) doi:10.1300/J125v07n01_03
  • What is Organizing? (Marshall Ganz, 2005 revision, originally published in 3.2(1) Social Policy 16, Fall 2002, Social Policy. Organizing for Social and Economic Justice)Retrieved from http://rippelfoundation.org/rpf/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/What-Is-Organizing-1.pdf
  • The Status of Community Organizing in 2001: Community Practice Context, Complexities, Contradictions, and Contributions, (Terry Mizrahi, 2001, Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 11, No. 2 pp. 176 – 189) doi:10.1177/104973150101100204
  • Guidelines for Ethical Practice in Community Organization (Donna Hardina, Social Work, 2004, 49 (4): 595 – 604) doi:10.1093/sw/49.4.595
  • Group Work and Social Justice: Designing Pedagogy for Social Change (Suzanne Dudziak & Norma Jean Profitt, Social Work with Groups, 35: 235 – 252, 2012) doi:10.1080/01609513.2011.624370
  • Community Organizing for Social Justice: Grassroots Groups for Power (Lee Staples, 2012, Social Work with Groups, 35: 3, 287 – 296). doi:10.1080/01609513.2012.656233
  • Social Policy for Social Work: A Teaching Agenda, (Idit Weiss, John Gal and Joseph Katan, British Journal of Social Work, 2006, 36, 789 – 806. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bch324


Assessment & Communication Skills

Social Work Assessment with Individuals & Families

Developing Professional oral and written Communication Skills


Specialized Areas of SW Practice

Older adults

  • Social Work with Older Adults and their Families: Changing Practice Paradigms (Roberta R. Greene & Harriet L. Cohen, Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 2005) doi:10.1606/1044-3894.3434
  • Self-Management Approaches for People with Chronic Conditions: A Review (Julie Barlow, Chris Wright, Janice Sheasby, Andy Turner, Jenny Hainsworth, Patient Education and Counseling, 48 (2002), pp. 177 – 187) doi:10.1016/S0738-3991(02)00032-0
  • A Case Control Study of Suicide and Attempted Suicide in Older Adults (Annette L. Beautrais, PhD., Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 32 (1) Spring 2002) doi:10.1521/suli.
  • Social Work Education for Interdisciplinary Practice with Older Adults and Their Families (Joann Damron Rodriguez, PhD. LCSW & Constance Saltz Corley, PhD. LCSW, (2003), Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 39: 1 – 2, pp. 37 – 55) doi:10.1300/J083v39n01__
  • Loneliness, health and Depression in Older Males, (F.M. Alpass & S. Neville, (2003), Aging and Mental Health, 7:3, pp. 212 – 216) doi:10.1080/1360786031000101193
  • Community-Based Long Term Care Case Management Models for Older Adults (Christine A. Hyduk, PhD. (2002), Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 37: 1, pp. 19 – 47) doi:10.1300/J083v37n01_03
  • A Caring Profession? The Ethics of Care and Social Work With Older People (L. Lloyd – British Journal of Social Work, 2006) doi:10.1093/bjsw/bch400
  • Empowering Older People (N. Thompson, Journal of Social Work, 2001) doi:10.1177/146801730100100105
  • Evidence-Based Health Practice: Knowing and Using What works for older Adults (Mary Altpeter, Lucinda Bryant,, Ellen Schneider, Nancy Whitelaw, 2006, Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 25: 1 – 2, pp. 1 – 11) 10.1300/J027v25n01_01
  • Gellis, Z., Sherman, S., Lawrance, F., (2003) First Year Graduate Social Work Students’ Knowledge of and Attitude Toward Older Adults. Educational Gerontology, 29: 1 – 16. doi:10.1080/713844235
  • Howe, Judith, Hyer, Kathryn, Mellow, Joanna, Lindeman, David and Luptak, Marilyn. (2001) Educational Approaches for Preparing Social Work Students for Interdisciplinary Teamwork on Geriatric Health Care Teams, Social Work In Health Care, Vol. 32 (4). doi:10.1300/J010v32n04_02
  • The Many Faces of Dementia (Nancy B. Lerner, 2012, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. 10 (2): 26 – 35. doi:10.1097/01.NME.0000411089.93747.25
  • A Softly Greying Nation: Law, Ageing and Policy in Canada. (Charmaine Spencer & Ann Soden, 2007) Journal of International Aging Law & Policy, (2) 1-32. Retrieved from http://www.www.elderlawcanada.ca/pdf/greying_nation.pdf

Families and Children


  • The Power of Relationship: A Study of Key Working As An Intervention with Traumatised Young People, (Alessandra Lemma, 2010, Journal of Social Work Practice: Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Health, Welfare and the Community, 24:4, 409 – 427) doi:10.1080/02650533.2010.496965
  • Developmental Factors in the Treatment of Adolescents (John R. Weisz and Kristin M. Hawley, University of California, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2002, Vol. 70, No. 1, 21 – 43) doi:10.1037/0022-006X.70.1.21
  • Including At-Risk Adolescents in their own Health and Mental Health Care (Angela Diaz, Ken Peake, Michael Surko & Kalpana Bhandarkar, 2005, Social Work in Mental Health, 3: 1-2, 3 – 22) doi:10.1300/J200v03n01_01
  • Factors that Influence Homeless Adolescents to Leave or Stay Living on the Street (Cheryl Raleigh-DuRoff, Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Vol. 21, No. 6, December 2004) doi:10.1007/s10560-004-6404-6
  • Effectiveness of Intensive Short-Term Residential Treatment with Severely Disturbed Adolescents (Martin Leichtman, Maria Luisa Leichtman, Carol Cornsweet-Barber & Todd Neese, 2001, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 71 (2)) doi:10.1037/0002-9432.71.2.227
  • Social Support, Ethnicity and Mental Health in Adolescents (Emily Klineberg, Charlotte Clark, Kamaldeep S. Bhui, Mary M. Haines, Russell M. Viner, Jenny Head, Davina Woodley-Jones & Stephen A. Stansfeld, 2006, Social Psychiatry 41: 755 – 760) doi:10.1007/s00127-006-0093-8

Social Work in Health Care

  • Health Care Social workers’ Views of Ethical Issues, Practice and Policy in End of Life Care (Ellen L. Csikai, PhD, MPH, Kelli Bass, LMSW – ACP, Social Work in Health Care, Vol. 32 (2), 2000) doi:10.1300/J010v32n02_01
  • Health Promotion by Social Cognitive Means (Albert Bandura, PhD, Health Education & Behavior, Vol. 31 (2): 143 – 164, April, 2004) doi:10.1177/1090198104263660
  • A Model For Interdisciplinary Collaboration (Laura R. Bronstein, Social Work, Vol. 48, No. 3, July 2003) doi:10.1093/sw/48.3.297
  • Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities in the Era of Disability Rights (Richard L. Beaulaurier, PhD, MSW, Samuel H. Taylor, DSW, Social Work in Health Care, Vol. 32 (4), 2001) doi:10.1300/J010v32n04_04
  • The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: a new tool for Understanding Disability and Health (T.B. Ustun, S. Chatterji, J. Bickenbach, N. Kastanjsek and M. Schneider, Disability and Rehabilitation , 2003), 25, 565-571 doi:10.1080/096382803100013706
  • Integrating Critical Disability Studies into Social Work Education and Practice: An Australian Perspective, (Helen Meekosha and Leanne Douse, Practice, Volume 19, Number 3, Sept. 2007, 169-183) doi:10.1080/09503150701574267
  • From margins to mainstream: What do we Know about Work Integration for Persons with Brain Injury, Mental Illness and Intellectual Disability? (Bonnie Kirsh, Mary Stergiou-Kita, Rebecca Gewurtz, Deirdre Dawson, Terry Krupa, Rosemary Lysaght and Lynn Shaw, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 32 (2009), 391 – 405) doi:10.3233/WOR-2009-0851
  • Psychoeducation as Evidence-Based Practice: Considerations for Practice, Research and Policy (Ellen P. Lukens, MSW,PhD, Willian R. McFarlane, MD, Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2004) doi:10.1093/brief-treatment/mhh019
  • Home Health Care Utilization: A Review of the Research for Social work (Goldie Kadushin, Health & Social Work, 2004, Vol. 29 (3)) doi:10.1093/hsw/29.3.219
  • Social Work Competencies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (Gwyther, Lisa P., Altilio, Terry, Blacker, Susan, Christ, Grace, Csikai, Ellen, Hooyman, Nancy, Kramer, Betty, Linton, Julie, Raymer, Mary and Howe, Judith, 2005, Journal of Social work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, Vol. 1 (1) doi:10.1300/J457v01n01_06 .

Mental Health

  • Mental Health Recovery Paradigm: Implications for Social Work, (2002), Jenneth Carpenter, Health Social Work, 27 (2): 86 – 94 doi:10.1093/hsw/27.2.86
  • How Clinical Diagnosis Might Exacerbate the Stigma of Mental Illness, Patrick W. Corrigan (2007), Social Work, 52 (1): 31 – 39 doi: 10.1093/sw/52.1.31
  • Empowerment and Serious Mental Illness: Treatment Partnerships and Community Opportunities, Patrick W. Corrigan (2002), Psychiatric Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 3 doi: 10.1023/A:1016040805432
  • Implementing Evidence-based Practices for People with Severe Mental Illness (Mueser, Kim T., Torrey, William C., Lynde, David, Singer, Patricia & Drake, Robert E. 2003, Behavior Modification, Vol. 27, No. 3, 387 – 411 doi: 10.1177/0145445503027003007
  • Parents with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness: Issues in Assessment and Services (2003), Social Work, Vol. 48, iss: 2 doi: 10.1093/sw/48.2.187
  • Enhanced Skills Training and Health Care Management for Older Persons with Severe Mental Illness, (Bartels, S.J., Forester, B., Mueser, K., Dums, A., Pratt, S., Sengupta, A., Littlefield, C., O’Hurley, S., White, P., & Perkins, L. Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, Feb. 2004, 75-90. doi: 10.1023/B:COMH.0000015219.29172.64
  • Assertive Community Treatment For People with Severe Mental Illness (Gary Bond, 2002, Behavioral Health Recovery Management Project). Retrieved from http://www.bhrm.org/guidelines/actguide.pdf
  • Clinical Care Update: The Chronically Mentally Ill, Case Management – More than a Response to a Dysfunctional System. Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, Feb. 2000. doi: 10.1023/A:1001808828371
  • What is Recovery? A Conceptual Model and Explication. Nora Jacobson, Diane Greenley, Psychiatric Services. April 2001, Vol. 52, No. 4. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.52.4.482


  • Social Work and Substance Use: Teaching the Basics (Learning and Teaching Guide, Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP), University of Bedfordshire. (2010) Sarah Galvani, Donald Forrester. Retrieved from http://www.swapbox.ac.uk/8/
  • Harm Reduction: A New Perspective on Substance Abuse Services (Samuel A. MacMaster, 2004, Social Work. 49, 3, p. 356. doi: 10.1093/sw/49.3.353
  • Harm Reduction: A Social Work Practice Model and Social Justice Agenda (Jo Brocato and Eric F. Wagner, 2003, Health and Social Work, Vol. 28, No. 2, 117-125. doi: 10.1093/hsw/28.2.117
  • Development of Service Intensity Criteria and Program Categories for Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders (Kenneth Minkoff, Joan Zweben, Richard Rosenthal & Richard Ries, 2004, Journal of Addictive Diseases, 22, Supplement 1, 113-129 doi: 10.1300/J069v22S01_08
  • On The Learning Curve: The Emerging Evidence Supporting Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Adolescent Substance Abuse, Holly Barrett Waldron & Yifrah Kaminer, 2004, Addiction, 99 (Suppl s2): 93 – 105. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2004.00857.x

International Social Work

  • Issues in International Social Work, Resolving Critical Debates in the Profession, (James Midgley, University of California, Berkeley, USA, Journal of Social Work 1 (1): 21 – 35, 2001) doi: 10.1177/146801730100100103
  • Critical Reflections on the Emerging Discourse of International Social Work (Erika Haug, International Social Work, 2005, 48 (2): 126 – 135) doi: 10.1177/0020872805050204
  • Field Education in International Social Work: Where we Are and Where we Should Go (Orit Nuttman-Shwartz, Roni Berger, International Social Work, 2011, 55 (2), pp. 225 – 243) doi: 10.1177/0020872811414597
  • The Cultural Mediator: Bridging the Gap Between a Non-Western Community and Professional Social Work Practice (Alean Al-Krenawi and John R. Graham, British Journal of Social Work, 2001, 31, 665 – 685) doi: 10.1093/bjsw/31.5.665


Recommended Reference Books, Websites


Some Helpful Websites Promoting Teaching & Learning in Social Work Practice

  • Quebec Professional Order of Social Workers: www.optsq.org
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers: www.casw-acts.ca/
  • The Higher Education Academy: Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP): www.swap.ac.uk
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence (Social Care Online): Social Work Teaching/Training and Practice Tools: www.scie.org.uk


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