How to Effectively Evaluate Your Social Work Intern

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How to Effectively Evaluate Your Social Work Intern

Monday, March 7, 2022

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST


Presenter: Katharine Dill, PhD

NASW-NYS Members: $10

NASW Other Chapter Member: $20

Non-Members: $25

NASW-NYS Student and TransitionalMembers: FREE

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

Field supervisors require support, education, and training but need access to such materials in ‘bite size’ segments. Marist College Social Work Field Education Program has developed a ‘Virtual Lunch and Learn’ Series where you can join in and learn about the various fundamental aspects of field education and supervision. These 60-minute sessions are engaging, informative, and seek to transform your thinking about the various aspects of field supervision. This is the second session in a six-part series. The title of this session is: How to effectively evaluate your intern.

This session explores the strategies for using the evaluation of your intern as the catalyst for learning, growth and personal and professional reflection. The presenters showcase live examples of evaluating your intern ‘the wrong’ (not providing constructive or balanced feedback, or over-inflating scores and feedback) and the ‘right way’ (providing balanced feedback in a safe and supportive learning environment. We will conduct role plays to better articulate the subtle nuances of these concepts. The presenters share their own journey supporting field supervisors in their quest to provide students with informative evaluations that will support an intern’s growth and development into the future.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the necessity of giving feedback to students throughout the placement, not just during the end of semester evaluation.
  • Develop your own action plan for effectively evaluating your intern.
  • Transform the task of evaluating one’s intern into a beneficial learning opportunity for growth and development into the future.

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Katharine Dill, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Coordinator of Field Education at Marist College. Katharine enthusiastically joined the Marist Social Work Program in August 2016. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work Degree at King’s College, University of Western Ontario in 1988, Master of Social Work Degree from University of Toronto in 1993 and Diploma in Social Work Research, also from University of Toronto in 2002. She spent 16 years working in the child welfare field as a front-line staff practitioner, supervisor, agency trainer, and project manager. She returned to school to complete her doctoral education at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto in 2004. As an adjunct lecturer, Katharine taught clinical, organizational and research courses in the Master of Social Work program during and after the completion of her Ph.D. From 2007-2013, Katharine was the founding Executive Director of Practice and Research Together (PART). Katharine then undertook a big life adventure in 2013, when she accepted the position of assistant professor (lecturer) at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K. Her current program of research focuses on the elements of teaching and learning that promote quality field education practice in social work education. She embraces learning from her role as the field education coordinator and seeks to channel this knowledge into practice-based research. .  



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March 7th, 2022 2:00 PM through  3:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $10.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $20.00
Non-Member $25.00
NASW-NYS Student Member $0.00