Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
Chapter 2, “Socialization into the Social Work Profession” (pp. 34-61)
Gerdes, K. E., & Segal, E. (2011). Importance of empathy for social work practice: Integrating new science. Social Work, 56(2), 141–148
Murdach, A. D. (2011). What happened to self-determination? Social Work, 56(4), 371–373.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013b). Engagement [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: This audio introduction is located in the “Introduction and Objectives” section. The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.
Accessible player –Downloads–Download AudioDownload Transcript
Click the following link to access the MSW home page, which provides resources for your social work program:
MSW home page
Assignment: Week 1 Blog
You will have 11 Blog Assignments where you post your responses to blog prompts on social work field education experiences and respond to three other colleagues regarding their blog posts each week. The topics covered in each week’s resources will inform the topics of the blog posts.
Refer to the topics covered in this week’s resources and incorporate them into your blog.
By Day 3
Post a blog post that includes:
- A description of your field education experience, including your agency, the types of social services offered, and the population groups or clientele your agency serves
- An explanation of how engagement occurs in your field education experience