Advanced Generalist field education: Providing elements for an evolving Social Work profession

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Willsie, Debbie
Collins, BreAnn

Willsie, Debbie. & Collins, BreAnn. (2014). Advanced generalist field education: Providing elements for an evolving social work profession. The Advanced Generalist: Social Work Research Journal, 1 (1), p.40-43.


Social work practitioners require competence in advanced generalist practice skills to provide appropriate social services to clients with various problems in a complex society. Competent advanced generalist practitioners utilize a variety of skills and knowledge to provide appropriate micro, mezzo, and macro interventions. The authors suggest that it is through the field practicum experience that students develop, practice, and determine their passions in social work. Social work field practicum is the foundation of social work education. It is through field practicum that students learn the skills to practice.

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