Using the Biopsychosocial Approach to Resolve Student Dilemmas in Field Placements
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.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work
Furman, Rich; Jackson, Robert L.; Downey, Eleanor Pepi; and Seiz, Robert, "Using the Biopsychosocial Approach to Resolve Student Dilemmas in Field Placements" (2004). Social Work Publications. 244.