2019 Field Education Institute

Includes a Live Event on 10/24/2019 at 7:00 AM (EDT)

Social Work Education


CSWE is pleased to live-stream a portion of the 2019 Field Education Institute on Thursday, October 24, 2019. For a reduced, $100 registration fee, participants will have access to the opening plenary and panel presentation of the event and three breakout sessions focused on understanding and evaluating student competencies in field education. The full live-streamed program includes:

9:00 am-10:30 am MT: Opening Plenary and Panel Response

10:45 am-11:45 am MT: Developing Holistic Competence: Using Simulation to Prepare and Enhance Student Learning in Field Education (Part 1)

  • Presenters: Marion Bogo, OC, MSW; Toula Kourgiantakis, PhD; Ellen Katz, PhD; University of Toronto

1:00 pm-2:00 pm MT: Developing Holistic Competence: Using Simulation to Prepare and Enhance Student Learning in Field Education (Part 2)

  • Presenters: Marion Bogo, OC, MSW; Toula Kourgiantakis, PhD; Ellen Katz, PhD; University of Toronto

2:15 pm-3:15 pm MT: Field Evaluation Instruments Designed to Measure Social Work Competencies: A Psychometric Analysis

  • Presenters: Todd M. Jensen, PhD, MSW; Rebecca B. Brigham, MSW; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Recordings of all live-streamed sessions will be available following the event. Continuing education credit is also available (see tab above for details). E-mail learningacademy@cswe.org with questions.

Marion Bogo, MSW

Professor and Sandra Rothman Chair in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Marion Bogo teaches direct clinical social work practice and the theory and practice of social work education. Her research interests focus primarily on competency for professional practice including social work education, field education, and clinical social work supervision. In her research she has developed and tested field education models and the use of simulation in teaching and assessing student and practitioner competence.

Toula Kourgiantakis, Phd

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Coordinator of the Simulation Program, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

Dr. Kourgiantakis is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Coordinator of the Simulation Program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW). Her research interests include social work education and use of simulation in social work teaching and assessment. As Simulation Coordinator, Dr. Kourgiantakis has been working with faculty members and field instructors to integrate simulation in the classroom and the field.  In 2015, Dr. Kourgiantakis launched an innovative educational enhancement known as Practice Fridays. Practice Fridays is a simulation-based learning activity that enhances interviewing and assessment skills in MSW students.

Dr. Kourgiantakis’s research and teaching are informed by more than 25 years of clinical practice working with families. She is a Certified Couple and Family Therapist and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She is also President of the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an Executive Council member for the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She continues to work with couples and families in private practice and offers consultation and supervision to professionals and agencies.

Todd M. Jensen, PhD

Research Associate, Jordan Institute for Families; Research Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work

Dr. Todd Jensen is a Research Associate in the Jordan Institute for Families and a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Jensen is committed to promoting family resilience and youth well-being, and transforming the systems that best support them. He currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator on a federally funded, nationwide project aimed at supporting the U.S. Air Force Family Advocacy Program and their efforts to prevent family maltreatment among active duty members. He also serves as an investigator on two additional projects. One is a multi-year grant to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Get Ready Guilford Initiative, a large-scale community effort focused on promoting the healthy development and school readiness of children in Guilford County, North Carolina. The other is a multi-year contract to evaluate the Building Bridges Initiative, a state-wide effort in North Carolina to promote family engagement in youth psychiatric residential treatment facilities.

Rebecca Brigham, MSW

Assistant Dean of Field Education and Clinical Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, School of Social Work

Rebecca B. Brigham, MSW is the Assistant Dean of Field Education and a Clinical Associate Professor at the UNC School of Social Work. She has served in this role for 16 years.  Prior to coming to the School of Social Work, Ms. Brigham worked for more than 20 years in public child welfare services both in the county and state levels and in private, not-for-profit agencies, focusing primarily on foster care and adoption services.  Ms. Brigham’s research interests are in social work field education and creating affirming field education settings for students who identify as LGBTQIA+.  Additionally, Ms. Brigham has co-led a global immersion study abroad courses to China and India.  Ms. Brigham is a previous past chair of CSWE’s Council on Field Education and a member of the North Carolina Field Education Consortium.  

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Continuing education credits (CEs) are available to participants of the 2019 Field Education Institute, including the live-streamed portion. In order to earn credit, you must fully participate in each session and complete the evaluation form available under the "Contents" tab. You can earn 4.5 continuing education clock hours from this event.

CSWE is authorized to offer CEs through the Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. ASWB Approval Period:1/23/2018-1/23/2021. CSWE maintains responsibility for the program. Please note that, although ACE provider CEs are accepted by most U.S. state licensing boards, the final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with the regulatory board of the state where you are licensed. Even those states that accept ACE approval may have exceptions in terms of courses they will accept. 

E-mail CEsatAPM@cswe.org with any questions or comments.

Procedures for Complaint and Grievance Management 

Please follow the below outlined procedures to issue a complaint or grievance regarding any matter related to CSWE's continuing education program:

Complaints or grievances must be submitted in writing to CSWE via mail at 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314 OR via e-mail to CEsatAPM@cswe.org. Complaints will be reviewed by the CE Program Manager and responded to in writing within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint. Individuals issuing a complaint/grievance may request to have a phone hearing with the CE Program Manager in the event that they disagree with CSWE's written response. A record of all written complaints/grievances and CSWE's written responses are kept on file and reported to the Association of Social Work Board's Approved Continuing Education Program. Summary information is shared with CSWE conference staff to improve future events and services.



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