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Field Instructor's Toolbox


Welcome to the Field Instructor Toolbox! Please scroll through the content below for a variety of information useful to your role supervising a student in field placement.

The following topics can be found on this page:

  • Becoming a field instructor (forms for agency and field instructor)
  • Field Manuals (both BSW and MSW)
  • Field Forms (including learning plans, field syllabi)
  • Helpful Links
  • Trainings (online trainings, some trainings are eligible for free CEUs!)
  • Helpful Resources

Disclaimer - Ocassionally links stop working without our knowledge. If you experience difficulty with any of the links, please contact Kellye McIntyre kellye.mcintyre@wku.edu.

 

Becoming a Field Instructor

 


Field Forms

Click the BSW or MSW link below for current field manuals, learning plan evaluation forms, and field syllabi.

BSW Student Field Paperwork

MSW Student Field Paperwork

 


 

Helpful Links

 


 

Trainings

Please read below the information about the online trainings now available to field instructors. Some trainings include the option to receive CEU credit. We are currently developing additional training videos to post here for field instructors. Feel free to contact Kellye McIntyre, Field Director, at kellye.mcintyre@wku.edu if you have ideas/suggestions that would be helpful for field students.

#1  Field Instructor Orientation - This is a one hour training broken down into 3 modules and 2 articles. The information in each module are the “nuts and bolts” or the basics of serving as a field instructor. This training is designed for new field instructors or as a refresher for experienced field instructors. You have the opportunity to receive 1 CEU hour for this training.

Watch the videos below and read the two articles:

For CEU Credit, email  - Chelsea.Hale@wku.edu with the following information:

  • Name
  • Name of the training:  Field Instructor Orientation
  • Number of CEUs for this training: 1
  • Email address
  • Social work license number
  • Date training completed

Chelsea will send you an evaluation form to complete and return for CEU credit. Please contact Kellye McIntyre, Field Director, at kellye.mcintyre@wku.edu if you have any questions about this online orientation.

 #2  Completing the Evaluation Form - A Tutorial for Field Instructors -This short video (less than 15 minutes) provides an overview of the WKU Department of Social Work Field Evaluation form. The video discusses the evaluation rating system and tips for field instructors. It is a useful tool for field instructors and provides a refresher for experienced field instructors.  There are no CEU's for completing this tutorial. Watch the Video here

#3 Making the Connection Between Theory and Practice-This online training is intended for new and experienced field instructors. This training maps the path to help your student make the connection between being a student and becoming a professional social worker.  Included in this training are video skits of two different student field experiences, asks field instructors to respond to questions, as well as provides suggestions and tips to help field instructors guide students through implementing knowledge into practice. 1.5 CEUs are available for this training. Watch the training here

*Please note the only sound in the training is during the video segments where there is a button to push "play."

For CEU credit, please do the following:

  • Complete the training in its entirety, including watch the videos, answering the questions within the training module, and going through each section or stop within the training.
  • Email Chelsea Hale at Chelsea.Hale@wku.edu with your
    • Name
    • Name of the training: Making the Connection Between Theory and Practice
    • Number of CEUs for this training: 1.5
    • Email address
    • Social work licensure number
    • Date training completed

Chelsea will send you an evaluation form to complete and return for CEU credit. Please contact Kellye McIntyre, Field Director, at kellye.mcintyre@wku.edu if you have any questions about this online training.

#4 Meeting the Competencies through Weekly Supervision - Field Instructor TrainingAs a new or experienced field Instructor, often social workers report to us that they would like more training or feedback on providing supervision around the core compeencies in the student's learning plan. In this online training, we have prepared several video vignettes that demonstrate how to provide supersision around each of the social work core competencies. Please click on each of the links below to see examples around providing supervision around each competency. 2.0 CEUs are available for watchinng all 9 videos. Please see instructions below for receiving CEU credit.

Competency 1

Competency 2

Competency 3

Competency 4

Competency 5

Competency 6

Competency 7

Competency 8

Competency 9

*Please note the only sound in the training videos segments where there is a button to push "play." If you are unable to view the videos, please try opening them in another browser - Chrome, Internet Exployer, or Firefox.

For CEU credit, please do the following:

  • Complee the training in its entirety, including watch all the videos.
  • Email Chelsea Hale at Chelsea.Hale@wku.edu with your:
    • Name
    • Name of the training:  Meeting the Competencies through Weekly Supervision - Field Instructor Training
    • Number of CEUs for this training 2.0
    • Email address
    • Social work license number
    • Date training completed

Chelsea will send you an evaluation form to complete and return for CEU credit. Please contact Kellye McIntyre, Field Director, at kellye.mcintyre@wku.edu if you have any questions about this online training.

#5 A Discussion with Experienced Field Instructors - Have you ever wondered how other field instructors conduct orientation to the agency with their field student? Want to hear from experienced field instructors on how they view the weekly supervision and their approach to learning plan evaluation? This traing consists of three segments where field faculty lead a discussion with a panel of field instructors around the topics of orientation, supervision, and evaluation. Viewers can received 1.5 CEUs for viewing all three segments and completing the workshop evaluation.

Orientation

Supervision

Evaluation

For CEU credit, please do the following:

  • Complete the training in its entirety, including watch all the videos.
  • Email Chelsea Hale at Chelsea.Hale@wku.edu with your:
    • Name
    • Name of the training:  A Discussion with Experienced Field Instructors
    • Number of CEUs for the training: 1.5
    • Email address
    • Social work license number
    • Date training completed

Chelsea will send you an evaluation form to complete and return for CEU credit. Please contact Kellye McIntyre, Field Director, at kellye.mcintyre@wku.edu if you have any questions about this online training.

 


 

Helpful Resources

 


 

For Questions Contact

 

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 Last Modified 12/1/20