Spotlight on: Becca Klaver, BA, MFA, Ph.D. Engaged Scholarship: Multimedia Writing (for 2nd- and 3rd-year DSW students)
You were meant to be an acknowledged leader in the field of clinical social work, drawing on your experience to build knowledge through the development and disseminiation of original ideas through journal articles and books, national and international conferences, and innovative websites. The practice world needs such leaders!
By assisting you in developing the thinking and writing skills that translate your rich practice experiences into innovative case studies and qualitative papers that connect theory, research, and practice and are publishable. We give you the technical skills you will need to connect to online audiences who need access to your clinical wisdom and experience.
The mission of the Rutgers Doctor of Social Work program is to transform seasoned social workers into practitioner-scholars. Students build on their practice experience to develop new knowledge for the field and then disseminate this knowledge through peer-reviewed journal articles, national and international conference presentations, teaching, and innovative digital projects.
Our curriculum helps student contextualize their rich practice experience in theory and research, to build knowledge that informs and leads to field. We are equally concerned with self-reflexivity; understanding the complex relationships between our values and our practice, and critically examining our own prevailing ideas and biases as we create knowledge that matters most to clinicians and their clients. Continue reading →
“Can the American dream be a reality or is it just an illusion?” Widian Nicola, Doctoral Social Work student, asks of an undocumented immigrant.
Our students practice in Substance Abuse Treatment, School Social Work, Child Protective Services, Veteran Services, Geriatrics, AIDS/HIV, Immigrant Social Services, and Clinical Supervision, among other fields.