Practicum Information

The Social Work Practicum is the culmination of social work education. During the practicum experience, broad understanding, specialized skills, analytical judgments and life experiences transform students into competent social work practitioners. The purpose of practicum education is to provide students with on-going opportunities to learn and apply theoretical knowledge and practice through the use of social work methods and skills, aid integration of learning in class and in practice, develop appropriate professional uses of self, and further identification with the social work profession.

Practicum Calendar  2018-2019

Practicum Handbook  2018-2019

Student Information

Field application information and forms are located in the BSW Field Education Blackboard Site and the MSSW Admissions, Orientation and Advising Site.

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New students to Kent School should select the "New Admissions Students" tab, then select "Admissions-Click Here," then "Preparing for Practicum."

Current students should select the "Important Information" tab, then select "Preparing for Practicum."  

 

Supervisor Information

The Field Educator Journal is free and available to all; published twice annually, fall and spring: http://fieldeducator.simmons.edu

Practicum Faculty

Rebecka Bloomer

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interests: youth, diverse communities, gender issues

EMAIL Rebecka Bloomer


Jennifer Bobo

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interests: mental health; child abuse, neglect and dependency; trauma informed practices; children and families; and the child welfare population

EMAIL Jennifer Bobo


Barbara Carter

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS University of Louisville

Interests: child welfare, administration

EMAIL Barbra Carter


Sheila Cundiff

Adjunct Instructor 1, Field Practicum Faculty, Coordinates the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Specialization and teaches in the Military Social Work Specialization and the BSW program

MSW, Spalding University; BSSW, Spalding University

Interests: clinical social work and chemical dependency

EMAIL Sheila Cundiff


Carl Enoch

Adjunct Instructor III, Teaches Practice & Policy in the BSW Program, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville;  M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; BS Murray State University

Interests: social work with persons with disability and research

EMAIL Carl Enoch


Dr. Seana Golder

Associate Professor. Teaches in Foundation Practice and HBSE.

B.A., University of Maryland; M.S.W., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Washington

Interests: women’s engagement in high risk behaviors (e.g., substance use; risky sexual behavior); victimization; criminal justice populations

EMAIL Seana Golder


Dr. Lesley Harris

Assistant Professor, Head of the Gerontology Specialization. Teaches Advanced Qualitative Research in the Doctoral Program and the Practicum Seminar for the Gerontology Specialization M.S.S.W. students.

B.S., Purdue University; M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: international social work; intergenerational caregiving; gerontology; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

EMAIL Lesley Harris


Jenny Heineken Johnson

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSW,  University of Missouri

Interests: gerontology, social justice, and international policy and social work.

EMAIL Jenny Johnson


Dr. Judy Heitzman

Adjunct Associate Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, BS Counseling & Guidance, University of Louisville

Interests: psychotherapy, mood disorders, domestic violence perpetrators, violence recovery

EMAIL Judy Heitzman


Tony Helm

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS Western Kentucky University

Interests: child welfare, improving the child welfare system, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues.

EMAIL Tony Helm


Ramie Martin-Galijatovic

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interest: child welfare

EMAIL Ramie Martin-Galijatovic


Deborah McMurray

Adjunct Instructor II, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSW, Saint Louis University; BA Illinois State University

Interests: working with children and adolescents in an educational setting

EMAIL Deborah McMurray


Larry Michalczyk

Adjunct Instructor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, University of Louisville; BA Loyola University

Interests: community child protection, foster care systems reform, management consulting, youth development and racial disproportionality

EMAIL Larry Michalczyk


Phyllis Parker

Adjunct Instructor III, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS, University of Louisville

Interests: mental health.

EMAIL Phyllis Parker


Dr. Andy Patterson

Adjunct Associate Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, University of Louisville; MSW, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; BS, Jacksonville State University

Interests: homelessness and poverty issues, nonprofit management, program evaluation, housing

EMAIL Andy Patterson


Dr. Susan Heffner Rhema

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interest:  trauma, human trafficking

EMAIL Susan Rhema


Steve Rickner

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BSW Ball State University

Interests: school social work

EMAIL Steve Rickner


Sharon Sanders

Adjunct Instructor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; MA, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; BME, Samford University

Interests: children & families, social work & the law

EMAIL Sharon Sanders


Becky Smith

Adjunct Instructor III, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BA, University of Louisville

Interests:services for the elderly, elder abuse prevention, adult guardianship services.

EMAIL Becky Smith


Lisa Smith

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

ABD, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interests:

EMAIL Lisa Smith


Kimberly Williams

Adjunct Instructor Level I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Interests: oncology

EMAIL Kimberly Williams


Steve Williams

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Grant Writer, Home of the Innocents, Louisville, KY

MSW, Carver School of Social Work; BA University of Louisville

Interests: services to children, youth & homeless, fund raising.

EMAIL Steve Williams