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308435286 Letter to the editor.  
308435285 Academic affiliations of social work journal article authors, 2004-2008.  
The researchers tabulated the academic affiliations of the authors of all articles published between 2004 and 2008 in 6 major social work journals to produce a ranking of the colleges and...
308435284 Being the diversity hire: negotiating identity in an academic job search.  
A diverse faculty is a goal of all social work programs. However, recruiting and retaining diverse faculty is often a struggle. In this article, narratives of 3 recent doctoral graduates are...
308435283 Field instructors' perceptions of evidence-based practice in BSW field placement sites.  
This exploratory study surveyed 17 BSW-level field instructors on their experience, beliefs, and perceived self-efficacy regarding evidence-based practice (EBP). The authors conducted focus...
308435282 Assessing BSW student direct practice skill using standardized clients and self-efficacy theory.  
Entering and exiting BSW students were compared on self-efficacy and on direct practice skill performance with a standardized client. Self-efficacy was tested as a predictor and as a mediator of...
308435281 Visualizing the invisible college: community among authors in top social work journals.  
A review of literature related to the existence of an invisible college community among coauthors of articles in top-rated social work journals indicated that an invisible college could promote...
308435280 Teaching writing as a professional practice skill: a curricular case example.  
This article describes one MSW program's innovative and informed response to the pervasive problem of inadequate professional writing skills. We articulate the rationale, implementation,...
308435279 You can't recover from suicide: perspectives on suicide education in MSW programs.  
Suicide is a profound worldwide public health problem that has received increased attention in recent years. The major federal response, the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, calls for...
308435278 Measuring international service outcomes: implications for international social work field placements.  
International field placements are a unique educational opportunity for social work students to develop the skills they need for social work practice in a globalized world; however, outcomes of...
308435277 Faithful but different: clinical social workers speak out about career motivation and professional values.  
The purpose of this study was to describe licensed clinical social workers' (LCSWs) professional motivation to pursue a social work career and the decision to enter clinical practice. It used...
308435276 Burnout among entering MSW students: exploring the role of personal attributes.  
Although individual susceptibility to burnout within a similar structural context is well-documented in other helping professions, little is known about the relationship between personal...
308435275 Effects of severe mental illness education on MSW student attitudes about schizophrenia.  
Social work students (N=60) in a master's-level course on severe mental illness participated in a quasi-experimental study examining the degree to which increased knowledge about and contact...
308435274 Attitudes about mental illness and professional danger among new social work students.  
This article describes the results of a study comparing attitudes toward mental illness and perceptions of professional danger among new social work students (n=64) and other university students...
308435273 Continuing education: lifelong learning for social work practitioners and educators.  
301647648 Straight talk from recent grads: tips for successfully surviving your doctoral program.  
Pursuing a doctoral degree represents a major life change for students, is incredibly demanding, and the process is complex. Although surviving the PhD process is difficult, it can be done. The...
301647647 Enhancing social work education through team-based learning.  
Group learning strategies are used extensively in social work education, despite the challenges and negative outcomes regularly experienced by students and faculty. Building on principles...
301647646 A simple approach to complexity theory.  
This teaching note presents 7 basic ideas that are drawn from complexity theory. These ideas are designed to help students appreciate and work with the complex systems that they often face in...
301647645 Hopes for intergroup dialogue: affirmation and allies.  
301647644 Transitions in first-year students' initial practice orientations.  
This study investigates the impact of the first-year program on the initial practice orientations of 2 distinct, equal-sized clusters of entering BSW students: micro-oriented and macro-oriented...
301647643 Beating the odds: preparing graduates to address gambling-related problems.  
As gambling opportunities proliferate, social workers are likely to see clients with gambling-related problems, but they often lack the expertise to address these concerns. This descriptive study...
301647642 Identifying student competencies in macro practice: articulating the practice wisdom of field instructors.  
Although a growing literature examines competencies in clinical practice, competencies of students in macro social work practice have received comparatively little attention. A grounded-theory...
301647641 Graduates' perspectives on a national specialized program in social work and aging.  
Recognizing the growing need for social workers with specialized training in aging, the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education (HPPAE) has developed as a nationwide initiative to enhance...
301647640 The hero(ine) on a journey: a postmodern conceptual framework for social work practice.  
Narrative therapy, the strengths perspective, and solution-focused therapy are 3 prominent examples of social work practices heavily informed by social constructionism. Yet getting students...
301647639 Predictors of political activism among social work students.  
This article identifies factors inspiring greater political participation among undergraduate social work students (N=125). When separating students into self-identified liberals and...
301647638 Impact of research orientation on attitudes toward research of social work students.  
This study explored the relationship between orientation to research and attitudes toward research among social work students. Orientation included the students' beliefs regarding the...
301647637 Exploring the integration of social justice into social work research curricula.  
The Council on Social Work Education mandates that social justice content be integrated throughout social work curricula. Although much has been written about integrating social justice into...
301647636 Why it is important for social work educators to oppose racist-based anti-immigration legislation.  
284449773 Potential of field education as signature pedagogy: the field director role.  
In light of the assertion that field education is the signature pedagogy of social work education, this Internet-based study explores field director demographics and questions the fulfillment of...
284449772 Viewing the World: Visual Inquiry in International Settings.  
This teaching note describes a course, Viewing the World: Visual Inquiry in International Settings, which the author taught in the Czech Republic in 2009. Five students successfully completed the...
284449771 Self-assessment and dialogue as tools for appreciating diversity.  
As social work educators continue to examine methods and techniques to provide meaningful knowledge about racism and discrimination, the role of self-assessment and dialogue should also be...
284449770 The place of political diversity within the social work classroom.  
This article examines political ideology and its implications as a newer diversity variable within social work education. Responding to internal assessments and external critiques of social work...
284449769 The learning activities questionnaire: a tool to enhance teaching.  
This article describes the Learning Activities Questionnaire (LAQ) and how it can be employed to evaluate learning tasks not typically examined in course evaluation instruments such as readings...
284449768 Debt burdens among MSW graduates: a national cross-sectional study.  
Cross-sectional data reveal alarming financial situations among 2009 MSW graduates from 25 states and their loan decisions (N=260). More than a quarter of the participants owe at least $40,000 in...
284449767 Working with children of parents with substance use disorders: evaluation of a course module.  
Social workers are in a position to identify the effects of substance use disorders (SUDs) on children and families and provide appropriate interventions in broad practice contexts....
284449766 Getting "tillerized": traits and outcomes of students in a rural community field placement.  
This qualitative study sought to reveal the traits and outcomes of students who completed a rural community organizing field placement. All stakeholders involved in the placement of students took...
284449765 Supporting field instructors' efforts to help students improve writing.  
Field instructors have often not felt empowered to address their concerns about a critical skill in their students' professional development: their students' writing. In this article, we...
284449764 Applications of situated learning to foster communities of practice.  
The authors discuss 2 macro-level community practice courses, examining how each applies the concepts of situated learning to foster the development of communities of practice through use of a...
284449763 Gatekeeping: why shouldn't we be ambivalent?  
An increase of 88% in programs from 1990 through 2004, low GRE scores, low entry-level wages, declining pass rates in licensing tests, and an increase in ethical violations reported all support...
284449762 Facing structural inequality: students' orientation to oppression and practice with oppressed groups.  
This study investigated the relationship between social work students' views on oppression and their willingness to serve and advocate for oppressed populations. The sample included students from...
284449761 Recognizing and valuing our roles as mentors.  
272739150 Simpson, G., & Connor, S. (2011). Social Policy for Social Welfare Professionals: Tools for Understanding, Analysis, and Engagement.  
272739149 Loughran, H. (2011). Understanding Crisis Therapies: An Integrative Approach to Crisis Intervention and Post Traumatic Stress.  
272739148 Lavalette, M., & Ioakimidis, V. (Eds.). (2011). Social Work in Extremis: Lessons for Social Work Internationally.  
272739147 Greene, R. R., & Kropf, N. P. (2011). Competence: Select Theoretical Framework.  
272739146 Fein, M. L. (2011). On Loss and Losing: Beyond the Medical Model of Personal Distress.  
272739145 Berzoff, J., Flanagan, L. M., & Hertz, P. (Eds.). (2011). Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic Clinical Theory and Psychopathology in Contemporary Multicultural Contexts.  
272739144 Letters to the editor.  
272739143 Suicide awareness and prevention workshop for social workers and paraprofessionals.  
Social workers and paraprofessionals serve psychiatric populations at high risk for suicide, but may receive little training related to suicidality. This study evaluated a suicide awareness and...
272739142 Writing with wikis: a cautionary tale of technology in the classroom.  
Learning to write a scholarly literature review is often difficult for undergraduate students. This teaching note examines a pilot study of BSW students' use of a wiki to collaboratively write a...
272739141 Ranking disciplinary journals with the Google Scholar h-index: a new tool for constructing cases for tenure, promotion, and other professional decisions.  
Given the importance of journal rankings to tenure, promotion, and other professional decisions, this study examines a new method for ranking social work journals. The Google Scholar h-index...