Edward V. Pecukonis Published in Clinical Social Work Journal


Edward V. Pecukonis Published in Clinical Social Work Journal


Title: Guidelines for Integrating Live Supervision in Simulation-Based Clinical Education: An Example for Teaching Motivational Interviewing


Abstract

During the past 20 years, social work education has built a bridge between the classroom and field using client simulation to learn clinical skills. This paper outlines an innovative model of simulation that incorporates LS used to teach motivational interviewing (MI). In addition, guidelines with specific steps for teaching MI with simulation and LS are discussed. Unfortunately, most present day simulation models leave out methods to instruct and supervise students in real time. When implementing clinical simulations there is little opportunity to correct a trainee’s behavior or to practice a new skill at the perfect teachable moment during an interview. This instruction must wait until the interview is finished and the debriefing has begun. With the addition of LS, the simulation experience is enhanced for students as the supervisor is now incorporated as an active participant in the interview. Using LS, the instructor can now direct and even model appropriate clinical responses and interventions. The use of simulation with LS is innovative and builds on social work’s evolving body of simulation-based education and further strengthens this approach. Results of this model suggest that students quickly learn to appreciate the value added of LS to simulation and that clinical skills learned resist decay overtime.


Pecukonis, E.V. (2021). Guidelines for Integrating Live Supervision in Simulation-Based Clinical Education: An Example for Teaching Motivational Interviewing. Clin Soc Work J 49, 151–161 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-021-00805-z

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