This book focuses on the present development, gradual evolution, and current status of social work continuing education. The contributors demonstrate the rapidly growing importance of continuing education (CE) in the social work profession; look closely at present trends; and address the emerging pedagogical issues that will likely frame the future. The rapid expansion of CE offerings is partly stimulated by CE now being a licensure renewal requirement across the United States, which quite clearly is having a central impact in expanding the demand for CE education and lifelong learning for professional practice.
Relevant for social work students, graduates and educators, in the USA and abroad, this book represents an authoritative statement, authored by widely recognized educators and practitioners who are on the forefront of continuing education and lifelong learning.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work.
Table of Contents
Preface Part I: Conceptual and Historical Framework 1. Social Work Continuing Education: Current Issues and Future Direction 2. Lifelong Learning in Social Work Education: A Review of the Literature and Implications for the Future Part II: State and National Illustrations 3. Social Work Continuing Education: A Statewide Case Study 4. Lessons From a New Continuing Education Mandate: The Experience of NASW-NYC 5. Continuing Education for the Emerging Social Work Profession in China: The Experiment in Shenzhen Part III: Case Studies in Practice Settings 6. Continuing Education on Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention for Social Workers and Other Mental Health Professionals: A Follow-Up Study 7. The Learning Institute: Promoting Social Justice Advocacy Within a Continuing Education Program 8. A Gerontology Practitioner Continuing Education Certificate Program: Lessons Learned 9. Connecting Social Work and Activism in the Arts Through Continuing Professional Education 10. Creating a Continuing Education Pathway for Newly Arrived Immigrants and Refugee Communities
Paul A. Kurzman holds a dual appointment as a Professor of Social Work at the Silberman School of Hunter College, USA, and as a Professor of Social Welfare at The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, USA, where he teaches policy and practice in the MSW and PhD programs. He is an author or editor of 10 books, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work, and a frequent provider of continuing education lectures, trainings, and workshops. Dr. Kurzman holds a BA from Princeton University, an MSW from Columbia University, and a PhD from New York University.