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Week 6: Final Reflection

Empathy. Compassion. Social justice. Community. Practice. Reflection. These are familiar words in your social work readings and study. In this course, you have had the opportunity to apply those words and concepts in a unique way with your colleagues and Instructors in the online classroom and, most importantly, during your on-ground residency experience.

Often, pivotal experiences create momentum and inspire further reflection. This week, you reflect on your experience and accomplishments during this singular experience.

Learning Objective

Students will:
  • Connect Skills Lab learning with the Field Education experience

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Learning Resources

Required Readings

Review any resources, presentations, Discussion posts, final project, or any work completed during your sessions.

Discussion: Final Reflection

Reflection and self-assessment are critical skills for social work practice. And reflection allows you to deepen your learning and find ways to build momentum for future endeavors. In this Discussion, you reflect on your Skills Lab experience and discover ways to carry your learnings forward into both your Field Education experience and your practice.

By Day 3

Post a response to the following:

  • Identify three key learnings from the Skills Lab experience
  • Explain how you will incorporate these learnings into your Field Education experience
By Day 5

Respond to at least one of your colleague’s postings in one or more of the following ways:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

Response 1

 Julie Ross RE: Week 6 DiscussionCOLLAPSE

Upon learning that the skills lab was changed to a virtual venue, I was wondering if the experience would be as impactful as the face-to-face experience.  I was pleasantly surprised that the presentations and group exercises were informative and worthwhile. 

  The trauma-informed care presentation opened my eyes to the devastating effects that childhood trauma can play on an individual.  The trauma-specific interventions are something that we can all take with us as we move forward interning as well as in our careers.   

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy presentation provided an excellent perspective on the basics of the intervention. The presentation provided insight and learning about real-life scenarios from an experienced professional and was an excellent forum to provide an informative and entertaining learning experience.   

The presentations on clinical interventions were a godsend and will prove to be extremely helpful as I move forward with my field experience and career in the social work field.  I certainly could have used the knowledge and practice from the group exercises during my first field placement.   I feel much more prepared and less anxious about my next placement.   

Overall, the skills lab was an amazing learning forum and the presentations were filled with real-life scenarios about actual clients that our presenters had experienced.  I felt that their wealth of knowledge is the best way to learn about the profession and how to be professional effective social workers.  

I was pretty anxious about the group presentation but was pleasantly surprised at how well our group was able to remotely collaborate and develop a cohesive presentation.  The virtual experience was an excellent forum to practice adaptability as we navigate our new world with Covid-19. 

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