Throughout the past nine weeks, you have had the ability to apply social work practice skills in a real-world setting. As you approach the end of the first semester field education experiences, you will undergo a formal evaluation of your social work practice skills. This evaluation will assist you in identifying the mastery of certain skills for social work practice as well as identifying potential weaknesses. As you review your evaluation, the opportunity to engage in personal professional development should remain a consideration for the remainder of your program.
For this Assignment, reflect on your field education experience. Review the results of your final evaluation, and reflect on what you would like to gain in future field education experiences.
Note: You should receive your final evaluation from you field instructor.
The Assignment: (1–2 pages)
o Explain whether you demonstrated social work practice skills throughout your field education experience, including a description of each social work practice skill and the measure(s) provided in the final evaluation.
o Describe potential areas where you might need improvement in relation to social work practice skills.
o Explain how your next field education experience might address those areas.
References (use 2 or more)
Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
o Chapter 15, “Evaluating Your Practice” (pp. 172-184)
Reupert, A. (2007). Social workers’ use of self. Clinical Social Work Journal , 35 (2), 107–116.
Van Voorhis, R., & Hostetter, C. (2006). The impact of MSW education on social worker empowerment and commitment to client empowerment through social justice advocacy. Journal of Social Work Education, 42 (1), 105–121.