Title

Using the Biopsychosocial Approach to Resolve Student Dilemmas in Field Placements

Publication Date

5-19-2004

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The field practicum is viewed by many social work educators and students as a cornerstone of social work education. Therefore, the accurate assessment of student readiness for, and performance in, field placement is critical. This article presents a comprehensive, biopsychosocial approach for effective gatekeeping and assessment of students in their field experiences. Case examples are used to illustrate the complexity of student evaluation and the variety of field consultant questions and intervention options. The accompanying discussion focuses on the resolution of field placement problems. Recommendations for effective field consultant assessment and intervention are included.

Publication Title

Journal of Teaching in Social Work

Volume

24

Issue

1-2

First Page

129

Last Page

139

DOI

10.1300/J067v24n01_08

Version

pre-print, post-print

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