The Impact of Mental Health Challenges on Social Work Field Education




The Impact of Mental Health Challenges on Social Work Field Education

Monday, January 30th, 2023

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST


Presenter: Dr. Katharine Dill, PhD, LMSW

NASW-NYS Members: $10

NASW Other Chapter Member: $20

Non-Members: $25

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: 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, and informative, and seek to transform your thinking about the various aspects of field supervision. 

This webinar presentation and discussion will explore the existing literature on student mental health challenges in social work and field education. Themes to be discussed in this presentation are: 1) the prevalence of social work students with mental health concerns; 2) social work students’ attitudes toward others with mental illness; 3) faculty and field supervisory response to these issues, and 4) strategies for supporting students and field supervisors. 

The presenters will use real world cases to discuss the complex terrain of this subject matter. We hope you will join this one-hour discussion where you will feel part of a community of field supervisors and social work faculty seeking support and offering wisdom to one another. 



Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the prevalence of social work students with mental health concerns
  • Explain how social work students’ attitudes toward others with mental illness impacts on their own learning and professional development 
  • Describe the complex issues to consider when dealing with mental health challenges in the context of field education, including a focus on gatekeeping, disability rights, and the crucial role of the field supervisor, and field liaison. 

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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Dr. Katharine Dill, 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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January 30th, 2023 12:00 PM through  1:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $10.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $20.00
Non-Member $25.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00