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.
Preface Paul A. Kurzman
Part I: Conceptual and Historical Framework
1. Social Work Continuing Education: Current Issues and Future Direction Paul A. Kurzman
2. Lifelong Learning in Social Work Education: A Review of the Literature and Implications for the Future Laura Nissen, Kimberley Pendell, Pauline Jivanjee and Charlotte Goodluck
Part II: State and National Illustrations
3. Social Work Continuing Education: A Statewide Case Study Mark Gianino, Betty J. Ruth, and Scott Miyake Geron
4. Lessons From a New Continuing Education Mandate: The Experience of NASW-NYC Robert Schachter
5. Continuing Education for the Emerging Social Work Profession in China: The Experiment in Shenzhen Ching Man Lam, Miu Chung Yan, and Yan Liang
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 Rebecca G. Mirick, Joanna Bridger, James McCauley, and Larry Berkowitz
7. The Learning Institute: Promoting Social Justice Advocacy Within a Continuing Education Program Karen Rice, Heather Girvin, Jennifer Frank, and Leonora Foels
8. A Gerontology Practitioner Continuing Education Certificate Program: Lessons Learned Jacqueline Englehardt, Kristina M. Hash, Mariann Mankowski, Karen V. Harper-Dorton, and Ann E. Pilarte
9. Connecting Social Work and Activism in the Arts Through Continuing Professional Education Kathryn Rawdon and David Moxley
10. Creating a Continuing Education Pathway for Newly Arrived Immigrants and Refugee Communities Aster S. Tecle, An Thi Ha, and Rosemarie Hunter