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MSW Field Instructor Resources


2015 MSW Outstanding Practicum Student Award
During the Brown School Commencement Ceremony, the Clara Louise Meyer Outstanding Practicum Student Award is given to recognize one outstanding student in the MSW program from each of the six concentration areas.  Click here to nominate.

Below are a variety of resources available to our current field instructors, including:


Electronic Evidence-Based Practice Resource Area


The Electronic Evidence-Based Practice Resource Area is resource for affiliated Brown School field instructors only (in an effort to comply with copyright laws, the resource area is password protected). The electronic resource area provides Brown School field instructor’s with access to area of practice research articles and journals. 

Field Instructors: To obtain the current password, please contact the Office of Field Education via email at or (314) 935-6602. Click here to access the database.

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to view these documents. If you do not already have Acrobat installed, go to the Adobe website at: You can download the software and install it on your computer.


Collaborative Field Instructor Web Site


The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis University, and University of Missouri-St. Louis lead a collaborative field education initiative designed to provide a common base of support for field instructors and MSW students. 

Click here to learn more.

Brown School Field Instructor Manual




Important Dates for Field Instructors



St. Louis Social Work Collaborative Registration

All AM sessions are from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All PM sessions are from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 1, Introduction to Field Education is available by invitation only
Click on session(s) below to register


Session 6, Evidence-based Practice and Field Instruction sessions are held from 8:00 AM - 12:30PM.


NEXUS: The Practicum Newsletter


NEXUS provides news, supervisory topics and resources to our valued instructors in the field.


Spring '15
Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work: Empowering Students to Develop Cultural Competency

Fair Labor Standards Act and Practica | Appreciation Day Workshops | Buder Center Celebrates 24 Years

Read Issue


Spring '14
Mandated Reporting: Is Everyone Clear?

Skills-Based Learning | Appreciation Day Workshops | Social Media Ethics | Public Health Specializations 
Read Issue


Spring '13

Development Stages of Practicum | Appreciation Day Workshops | New Site Visit Model | School Social Work Verification
Read issue


Spring '12
Ensuring student success: Tips for preventing failure in the field

New Associate Dean for Social Work | Appreciation Day Workshops | CEPH Accreditation Update | Outstanding Practicum Student Awards
Read issue


Spring '11
Field Education called "Signature Pedagogy" by CSWE
New ELA Highlights | Supervising Millennials | Appreciation Day Workshops
Read issue 


Fall '09/Spring '10
What's Going On with the Brown School and EBP? (Part 2 of 2)
Field Education in the Global Arena | Licensure Updates for State of Missouri| Introducing the Competency-based ELA
Read issue


Fall '08/Spring '09 
What's Going On with the Brown School and EBP? (part 1 of 2)
Public Health Focus Expands Brown School | Mentoring: Task Supervision | New Field Site Coordinator joins the Office of Field Education
Read issue


If you are interested in becoming a field instructor or have questions about these resources please contact:

Cynthia D. Williams, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Director of Field Education
Brown Hall, Room 312
(314) 935-8348 

Rachel Sonia John, MPH, LMSW
Practicum Coordinator
Brown Hall, Room 305C
(314) 935-6303

Stacey Spruiel, BA
Database & Administrative Coordinator
Brown Hall, Room 305E
(314) 935-6602


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