TITLE

Ready or Not, Here We Come: Field Education and Developing a Professional Identity

AUTHOR(S)
Stepteau-Watson, Desiree
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping;Spring2012, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper explores my experiences conducting a field seminar for bachelor of social work (BSW) students. I discuss the transformational process of moving from student to professional and my observations during this fourteen-week course. From my early concerns about their readiness to enter their field placement to their acquisition of a professional identity, the students demonstrate that professional identity development is a process that can have a rocky start, but result in a positive outcome.
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91906416

 

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