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Agency Request for MSW Students

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The School of Social Work embraces the mission of Eastern Washington University to expand opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning. The School's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) Programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

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    Dear Agency Representative:

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a field practicum site for the School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University.

    We ask that you complete the Affiliation Agreement found at the bottom of this page and e-mail it to swfield@ewu.edu. While there is no deadline for submission of these forms, returning completed forms to our office as soon as possible makes it easier to take your request into consideration.

    Once we have received the completed forms and reviewed the information submitted, we will give your agency serious consideration as a field practicum site. If your agency's learning opportunities and service needs match the practice behaviors and learning needs of one of our students, we will contact you to further explore the placement of a student with you.

    Please note, all agency field instructors must attend an Agency Field Instructor (AFI) training once every three years in order to provide educational field instruction for students at the School of Social Work. New field instructors should review the requirements listed in the Requirements Letter found at the bottom of this page.

    The AFI training is offered by EWU School of Social Work to qualified agency personnel. It is intended to facilitate the transition from practitioner or supervisor to field educator. The primary objectives of the training are to help experienced social work practitioners acquire competence as agency field instructors of undergraduate and graduate social work students in relation to relevant educational principles and methodology, EWU School of Social Work curriculum and expectations for field teaching, and criteria for evaluation of field education performance. The AFI training helps the new agency field instructor choose appropriate assignments for the student, evaluate the student's performance, and manage issues or concerns that arise in the course of the field instruction relationship. The AFI training provides a forum for learning and the mutual exchange of ideas and concerns related to acquiring the role, knowledge, and skills of field teaching.

    IMPORTANT:
    If you would like to inquire about AFI training, please first request a student by filling out the Agency Detail form found at the bottom of this page and e-mailing it to swfield@ewu.edu. Once received, the Director will follow-up with an additional form for AFI training registration. Once again, thank you for your interest in affiliating with the School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University.

    Sincerely,
    Lisa Parise, LICSW
    Director of Field Education

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    Contact Information

    Jamie Wiggins, Director
    110 Senior Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: jwiggins@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6477
    fax: 509.359.6475

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