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Centennial Field Instructors’ Event and Centennial Symposium: The Art and Science of Teaching Direct Practice in Social Work


Dexter Voisin, Associate Professor; Faculty Associate, Chapin Hall Center for Children
Susan Knight, A.M., LCSW, Director of Field Education, School of Social Service Administration

Keynote Speaker: Ann McCann Oakley

Panelists: Anna-Marie DiPasquale, Denise Hagerla, Jason McVicker, and Barbara Smith

Date: September 5, 2008
Time: 2pm to 4pm

Location: International House
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

The prevalence of managed care and short-term therapies has created new needs and challenges for social work practitioners in the 21st century. Long at the forefront of shaping social work education and practice, the Faculty and Field Staff of the School of Social Service Administration recently have implemented an innovative field model where practitioners and faculty partner to address some of the related issues arising in contemporary social work education.

Highlighting SSA’s heritage as a leader in social work education, this half-day session will honor long established as well as innovative approaches to teaching practice competencies in the classroom and in the field. In addition, special emphasis will be placed on computer-based technologies which provide unique opportunities for field instructors to partner with faculty to engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.

This program is sponsored in part by the Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Lecture Fund. The annual Ikuo Yamaguchi Lecture supports a clinical seminar at SSA honoring Ikuo Yamaguchi, AM’60. Mr. Yamaguchi demonstrated his commitment to professionalism in clinical practice throughout a distinguished 30-year tenure with the Salvation Army, where he rose to the position of Executive Director of the Family Service Division.

Dexter Voisin

Dexter Voisin

Susan Knight

Susan Knight