*REMINDER: Upcoming deadline 2/15/20
Social Work Field Instruction in Modern Practice: A Handbook
Samuel Little, PhD, Laura Loessner, LCSW-C, & Mirian Ofonedu, PhD, editors
Call for Papers
Chapters due 2.15.20. Selection notifications by 3.1.20.
Our text aims to engage social work field instructors and supervisors in an accessible manner. Current titles in this area lean heavily on theoretical approaches without practical application strategies. Our title aims to equip the reader with conversational, user-friendly approaches, grounded in theory supplemented with exercises designed to promote involvement with subject content and develop critical thinking, self-reflection and engagement with social work supervisees, agency staff, and field education professionals.
Since the intended audience manages a myriad of responsibilities in addition to duties as field instructors, we intend for this text to be approachable and conversational in tone. Chapters will delve into subject specific content within theoretical frameworks familiar to MSWs and include theoretical application within the case studies and exercises intended to aid readers with real-time application of content.
Areas of Interest for Additional Chapters
• Best practices and lessons learned in setting up field placement networks for all-online MSW programs
• Field work and the opioid crisis
• Stipended and unstipended field placements and their impact on diverse recruitment, inclusion, and workforce development
• The Grand Challenges of Social Work, and field education as a germination ground for their achievement
• Adoption of technologically mediated services, such as tele-therapy.
• Lessons learned and best practices for international field placements by US schools of social work
• Macro mis-match: how to resolve the high demand for macro social work field placements and the low number of macro students in the field
Criteria for selection
1. The chapter is in congruence with the mission of the book
2. The material is useful to the field education practice
3. A literature review presents relevant information in support of the chapter
4. The chapter clearly states the issue or topic of interest
5. The chapter is clearly organized in a logical fashion
6. The approach is undergirded by theory. The theory is introduced and explained within the context of the approach
7. The chapter contains case studies or examples for applied practice in field
8. The exercises, worksheets and/ or case examples could easily be used by practitioners in a field practice setting
Please email chapters to Dr. Samuel Little by 2.15.20 at CHarmon@ssw.umaryland.edu.