The Social Work Podcast
About This Show
Join your host, Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW in an exploration of all things social work, including direct practice, human behavior in the social environment, research, policy, field work, social work education, and everything in between. Big names talking about bigger ideas. The purpose of the podcast is to present information in a user-friendly format. Although the intended audience is social workers, the information will be useful to anyone in a helping profession (including psychology, nursing, psychiatry, counseling, and education). The general public will find these episodes useful as a way of getting insight into some of the issues that social workers need to know about in order to provide professional and ethical services.
Most Recent Episode
#120 - Using simulation to teach holistic competence: Interview with Marion Bogo and Toula Kourgiantakis
Episode 120: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is an interview with Marion Bogo and Toula Kourgiantakis from the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. We talk about how simulation can be used to teach holistic competence. Marion and Toula talk about how in the late 2000s, they recognized that there were several problems with the existing model of teaching students practice skills. Their solution was to simulate real-world problems so that students could practice specific skills, get feedback, and improve their practice. Marion and Toula detail the steps necessary for creating simulations, how they involved field supervisors in the development of client simulations, the iterative nature of improving the simulations over time, and an innovative approach to help students learn knowledge and skills through practice and feedback they call "Practice Friday".
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Rated 5 out of
This show has helped me further understand much of the material that I am studying in my social work graduate program. Simple to understand without being overwhelming. I think it's a great resource!
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of
Best Social Work Podcast!
Ok, while there may be only four podcasts, that I'm aware of, this is, hands down, the best one. The production values are excellent but most importantly, the host, Jonathon Singer, is an excellent interviewer. He uses excellent clinical interviewing skills to break down complex issues to terms even new social work students can understand. For seasoned social workers, Dr. Singer includes current data that keeps us up to date. If only we could get CEUs...... Yes, the content is that good!
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of
This explained everything that I am taking class- PERFECTLY- As a foster parent now BSW student- I learn so much from the podcast. Have you thought about a focus on foster parent training- doing a show on that? My support group is always advocating that the training standards should be highered!
Date published: 2017-09-08