Innovations in Social Work Training: A Pilot Study of Interprofessional Collaboration Using Standardized Clients
Cross-course Collaboration; External/Clinical Experience
A pilot study depicting a collaborative learning experience involving students in the helping professions (i.e., social work and paramedic) is presented, whereby students put discipline-specific practice behaviors into action in a training exercise using standardized clients (SCs). Real world scenarios commonly encountered in emergency response situations were replicated, providing students with opportunities to utilize assessment, intervention and referral skills in a carefully controlled, technologically enhanced learning environment. Simulations were observed and reviewed by faculty and classmates in debriefing sessions following student-SC interactions. Emergent themes, lessons learned and recommendations for further study are presented.
Olson, Mark D.; Lewis, Melinda; Rappe, Paula; and Hartley, Sandra, "Innovations in Social Work Training: A Pilot Study of Interprofessional Collaboration Using Standardized Clients" (2015). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Publications. 78.