Gatekeeping in Field Education: Case Studies and Ethical Considerations

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Gatekeeping in Field Education: Case Studies and Ethical Considerations

Monday, April 24th, 2023

12:00pm to 1:00pm 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 series of 60-minute Virtual Lunch and Learn Series discussing various fundamental aspects of field education and supervision. 
Gatekeeping in social work field education is complicated: Field instructors need to support the student, while also balancing the service and needs of vulnerable clients. This presentation will  use case studies and relevant literature to discuss various ethically challenging gatekeeping situations. Participants will play an active role in responding and discussing the cases presented. In addition, presentation will explore the unique and complex roles that field instructors and schools of social work play  when issues of gatekeeping come to the forefront in a placement setting. 


Learning Objectives

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

1)    Describe the emerging literature on gatekeeping in field education. 
2)    Discuss the challenges of gatekeeping in field education. 
3)    Discuss models for gatekeeping in social work education.. 

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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SBS-Faculty-Katharine-Dill.jpgDr. 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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April 24th, 2023 from 12:00 PM to  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