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MPH Field Instructor Resources

 
 

2016 MPH Outstanding Practicum Student Award
During the Brown School Commencement Ceremony in May 2016, the Outstanding MPH practicum Student Award will be presented to one student in the MPH program who has demonstrated professional comportment in practicum, based on qualities and characteristics that best exemplify an outstanding graduate-level public health student.  Click here to nominate a student.

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

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Brown School Field Instructor Manual

 
 

Forms

 
 

Important Dates for Field Instructors

 
 

NEXUS: The Practicum Newsletter

 
 

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

SUMMER '16
SPOTLIGHT SERIES: IN-PERSON CONTACT AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS    
A key component of acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional social worker is learning to engage with individuals, families, groups and communities in order to foster positive change.
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ALUMNI STORIES: CAREER PATHS INFLUENCED BY URBAN EDUCATION INITIATIVE PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE
The Brown School’s Urban Education Initiative offers an appealing range of career development opportunities, including field placements at education-focused organizations and institutions.  
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SPRING '16
SPOTLIGHT SERIES: SUCCESSFUL SUPERVISION   
What can ensure a mutually productive and successful practicum for the student, field instructor and the agency?
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HOW DO SUPERVISORS INCORPORATE "POLICY" IN A NON-POLICY PRACTICUM? 
The more supervisors are able and willing to understand how policy affects their practice, the more students are able to do the same.  
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Spring '15
Diversity and social justice in social work: empowering students to develop cultural competency
Fair Labor Standards Act and Practica | Appreciation Day Workshop | Buder Center Celebrates 24 Years
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Spring '14
Mandated Reporting: Is Everyone Clear?

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

 

Spring '13
TIPS FOR THE FIELD: HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED

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

Jennifer Lynn Harpring
Director of Field Education
(314) 935-2785
jharpring@wustl.edu

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

rjohn22@wustl.edu

Suzanne Maxey
Database and Office Coordinator
(314) 935-6602
maxey.suzanne@wustl.edu

 

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