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Social Work Program

Non-BSW/MSW Field Instructors

Field instructors without a BSW/MSW, but with a degree in a related field (e.g., human services, criminal justice, counseling, or psychology), must provide a field experience consistent with social work values and ethics. Non-BSW/MSW field instructors attend the Field Instructor Orientation meeting during which the field coordinator issues packets containing the following: (1) the information sheet on the social work major and degree requirements; (2) the NASW Code of Ethics, (3) literature on field instruction; and (4) readings on generalist practice. In such instances non-social work credentialed field instructors work closely with the field liaison to provide an internship experience that identifies with the purposes, values, and ethics of the social work profession. Students who have non-MSW or BSW field instructors must complete two separate guided reflection journal entries to supplement the standard site visit and conference call to ensure students receive sufficient social work supervision. Or, students may arrange additional on-site supervision with a social worker (BSW or MSW) when possible and appropriate.