FIELD INSTRUCTOR ORIENTATION Dianne D. Mahan Director of Field Education SFSU School of Social Work 2009-2010 Academic Year
The Field Education Program Components:    website:  http://online.sfsu.edu/~swintern <ul><li>THE FIELD AGENCIES  </li></u...
Internship Structure website:  http://online.sfsu.edu/~swintern BASW MSW I MSW II DATES Sept. 9– May 16 Sept. 22-May 16 Se...
Supervisory Agenda <ul><li>What to talk about for 90 minutes? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics/values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Integrating Curriculum by Field Instruction <ul><li>PRAXIS=Experiential  learning </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions </li></ul><...
Successful Field Instruction is Result of: <ul><li>Student Choice of FI </li></ul><ul><li>Field Instructor Choice </li></u...
Learning Contract:  The   Critical   Internship Tool <ul><li>Primary Purpose : assure integration of classroom and  intern...
Risk Management Strategies in Field  (NASW Trust) <ul><li>Assume a proactive stance-Be aware/Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Red...
Duties of the Agency <ul><li>Provide site free of recognized hazards (risk of  death or physical harm) </li></ul><ul><li>B...
Duties of the Intern <ul><li>Follow the rules of the agency ~ (Orientation by agency is required) </li></ul><ul><li>Not to...
Duties of the School <ul><li>Place intern in qualified placement (student  choice is essential) </li></ul><ul><li>Closely ...
Insurance-Malpractice <ul><li>All SFSU social work students are covered by California State University through Lloyds of L...
HIGH RISK SIGNS Call the Liaison! <ul><li>Intern disappears </li></ul><ul><li>Intern doesn’t talk </li></ul><ul><li>Intern...
CALL THE LIAISON! <ul><li>When to call for help: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Earlier rather than later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
A LAST WORD <ul><li>“ Now…go forth and do good (with your interns) in your chosen role!  And remember to act, not react; y...
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Field Instructor Orientation Presentation 2009

  1. 1. FIELD INSTRUCTOR ORIENTATION Dianne D. Mahan Director of Field Education SFSU School of Social Work 2009-2010 Academic Year
  2. 2. The Field Education Program Components: website: http://online.sfsu.edu/~swintern <ul><li>THE FIELD AGENCIES </li></ul><ul><li>THE FIELD INSTRUCTION COURSE </li></ul><ul><li>THE FIELD SEMINAR (weekly review) </li></ul><ul><li>THE FIELD DIRECTOR </li></ul><ul><li>THE AGENCY FIELD INSTRUCTORS </li></ul><ul><li>THE UNIVERSITY BASED FACULTY FIELD LIAISONS </li></ul>
  3. 3. Internship Structure website: http://online.sfsu.edu/~swintern BASW MSW I MSW II DATES Sept. 9– May 16 Sept. 22-May 16 Sept.10-May 16 Hours 480 480 720 Hrs/week 16 16 24 Days Mon/Wed Tu/Thurs Tu/Th/Fri Supervision Per week 1 hour 1 ½ hour 1 ½ hour
  4. 4. Supervisory Agenda <ul><li>What to talk about for 90 minutes? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics/values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collegial issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group dynamics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission/History of agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Theories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your professional development </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Integrating Curriculum by Field Instruction <ul><li>PRAXIS=Experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding error </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate, unambiguous, accurate feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Age & Time ≠ Wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>You are only inexperienced once but you can be incompetent forever. </li></ul>Feedback Error Learning
  6. 6. Successful Field Instruction is Result of: <ul><li>Student Choice of FI </li></ul><ul><li>Field Instructor Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency with intern </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedback to intern </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supportive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue, not student focused </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clear, Mutual, Written Objectives: Learning Contract </li></ul>
  7. 7. Learning Contract: The Critical Internship Tool <ul><li>Primary Purpose : assure integration of classroom and internship content and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and clarify learning goals and tasks for agency and student: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>caseload, trainings, projects, other discipline resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specify structure of internship for student, agency, University: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>calendar, supervision time, variations in schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defines limits of internship, basis for evaluation, troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><li>Protection for student and agency </li></ul>
  8. 8. Risk Management Strategies in Field (NASW Trust) <ul><li>Assume a proactive stance-Be aware/Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce foreseeable risk (best practices) –follow procedures, stay competent and current </li></ul><ul><li>Educate yourself and your intern in ethics, safety, best current practices in your field </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision is the primary tool </li></ul><ul><li>Share the burden of risk – you are never alone as Field Instructor or Intern </li></ul><ul><li>Follow established, written procedures in agency, field education; keep current records. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: MORE WORK WITH LESS SUPPORT & FEWER RESOURCES = INCREASED LIABILITY </li></ul>
  9. 9. Duties of the Agency <ul><li>Provide site free of recognized hazards (risk of death or physical harm) </li></ul><ul><li>Bring foreseeable risk to the attention of the intern – safety plan </li></ul><ul><li>Provide close and direct supervision and monitoring of intern (School requirement) </li></ul><ul><li>Comply with OSHA, ADA, your accrediting body, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and follow School policies and procedures (Field Manual) </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical practice (community standards) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Duties of the Intern <ul><li>Follow the rules of the agency ~ (Orientation by agency is required) </li></ul><ul><li>Not to engage in illegal activity as part of the internship ~ </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘reasonable care’ in internship ~ </li></ul><ul><li>Follow School Field policies and NASW Code of Ethics (Field Manual) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Duties of the School <ul><li>Place intern in qualified placement (student choice is essential) </li></ul><ul><li>Closely monitor placement (Liaison role) </li></ul><ul><li>Supervise and ensure the educational and safety components of the placement (Liaison role) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that interns know foreseeable risks of the placement (Liaison/seminar role) </li></ul><ul><li>Placement is an educational extension of the University </li></ul>
  12. 12. Insurance-Malpractice <ul><li>All SFSU social work students are covered by California State University through Lloyds of London for $5/15 million for professional liability~ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>While registered in required academic field classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During the academic/field education calendar (see Field Education website) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With confirmed Placement Contract in an approved agency </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. HIGH RISK SIGNS Call the Liaison! <ul><li>Intern disappears </li></ul><ul><li>Intern doesn’t talk </li></ul><ul><li>Intern doesn’t want supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Intern avoids Field Instructor, clients, colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Intern has no questions </li></ul><ul><li>NO LEARNING CONTRACT! </li></ul>
  14. 14. CALL THE LIAISON! <ul><li>When to call for help: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Earlier rather than later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student away for a week or more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student disappears </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’re away for a week or more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No supervision available for ANY REASON </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your job changes; intern assignment changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your address and/or phone changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakdown in communication with student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficulty with learning contract </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. A LAST WORD <ul><li>“ Now…go forth and do good (with your interns) in your chosen role! And remember to act, not react; you can recreate yourself every moment”. </li></ul><ul><li>(Xena: Warrior Princess) </li></ul>

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