1st Edition

Social Work Doctoral Education Past, Present and Future

Edited By Paul Kurzman Copyright 2016
    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    The rapid expansion of doctoral education in social work is changing academia, and expanding the expectations of education for professional practice. This volume focuses on the early development, gradual evolution and present status of social work doctoral education. Relevant for social work students and educators globally, it represents an authoritative statement authored by widely recognized educators who are on the cutting edge of doctoral education.

    Documenting the current state-of-the-art, this comprehensive book demonstrates the rapidly growing importance of doctoral-level education in the social work profession. The authors look closely at current trends, and address the emerging pedagogical issues that will likely frame the future.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

    1. Introduction: The Evolution of Doctoral Social Work Education Paul A. Kurzman

    Part I: Overview and Historical Context

    2. A National Content Analysis of PhD Program Objectives, Structures, and Curricula: Do Programs Address the Full Range of Social Work’s Needs? James Drisko, Christie Hunnicutt, and Laura Berenson

    3. Current Issues in Social Work Doctoral Education Harriet Goodman

    4. Patterns and Trends of Canadian Social Work Doctoral Dissertations David W. Rothwell, Lucyana Lach, Anne Blumenthal, and Bree Akesson

    Part II: Preparing Students for Teaching and Practice

    5. Content and Process in a Teaching Workshop for Faculty and Doctoral Students Elaine S. Rinfrette, Elaine M. Maccio, James P. Coyle, Kelly F. Jackson, Robin M. Hartinger-Saunders, Christine M. Rine, and Lawrence Shulman

    6. Preparing PhD-Level Clinical Social Work Practitioners for the 21st Century Joan Berzoff and James Drisko

    7. The "New" DSW Is Here: Supporting Degree Completion and Student Success Mery Diaz

    8. An Evaluation of the University of Pennsylvania’s Practice Doctorate (DSW) Program Lina Hartocollis, Phyllis Solomon, Andrea Doyle, and Matthew Ditty

    Part III: Preparing Students in Research and Statistics

    9. Preparing Emerging Doctoral Scholars for Transdisciplinary Research: A Developmental Approach Susan Patricia Kemp and Paula S. Nurius

    10. Applying Sociocultural Theory to Teaching Statistics for Doctoral Social Work Students Cristina Mogro-Wilson, Michael G. Reeves, and Mollie Lazar Charter

    Part IV: Preparing Students for Scholarly Publication

    11. Challenges and Strategies in Social Work and Social Welfare PhD Education: Helping Candidates Jump Through the Dissertation Hoops Roni Berger

    12. Guiding Social Work Doctoral Graduates Through Scholarly Publications and Presentations Cynthia L. Grant and Daniel R. Tomal

    13. Writing for Publication: Assessment of a Course for Social Work Doctoral Students Deena Mandell, Hend Shalan, Carol Stalker, and Lea Caragata

    14. Building Scholarly Writers: Student Perspectives on Peer Review in a Doctoral Writing Seminar Margaret Ellen Adamek

    15. Conclusion: Doctoral Education in Social Work: An Essay Review Bruce A. Thyer


    Paul A. Kurzman, Ph.D., ACSW is Professor of Social Work at Hunter College and 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 Ph.D. programs. He has authored or edited nine books, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work.