8 Northwestern Social Work Students Enter the Field

January 18, 2023

Spring 2023 Social Work Field Practicum Students 1 of 2
Spring 2023 Social Work Field Practicum Students 2 of 2

Bachelor-level social work students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently began their field practicums at agencies throughout Oklahoma. These eight seniors entered practicum agencies to complete 420 contact hours, demonstrate 31 behaviors and master the program’s nine core competencies as outlined by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

“A key component for the Bachelor of Social Work program at Northwestern is the field education students receive to establish and expand skills within the practice,” Codi Harding, assistant professor of social work and director of social work field education, said. “The field component allows students to immerse themselves in practice and apply skills and knowledge they have attained.”

Social work students in their field practicum are assigned to a field instructor with specific credentials in the agency to reinforce social work ideas, behaviors and competencies.

“The field instructors volunteer their time to educate bachelor-level social workers,” Harding said. “Without them, professional social workers would not be competently prepared to practice.”

Listed below are the students currently in their field practicums, hometowns, and their practicum agency placements:

Bishop Buck of Roanoke, Virginia, Northwest Family Services in Alva; Jadyn Christiansen of Enid, Youth and Family Services of Northcentral Oklahoma in Enid; Camryn Howard of Woodward, Western Plains Youth and Family Services in Woodward; Amy Ireland of Seiling, Oklahoma Department of Human Services in Woodward; Jocelyn Long of Overland Park, Kansas, Charles E. “Bill” Johnson Correctional Center in Alva; Carolyn Reaves of Fort Supply, Oklahoma Department of Human Services in Woodward; Chantal Rocha of Woodward, Western Plains Youth and Family Services in Woodward; and Sierra Swanson of Fairview, Northwest Center for Behavioral Health in Fairview.

For more information about Northwestern’s social work program, visit https://www.nwosu.edu/school-of-arts-and-sciences/social-work or contact Dr. Kylene Rehder, chair of the department and professor of social work, at (580) 327-8135 or kdrehder@nwosu.edu, or Harding at (580) 213-3148 or clharding@nwosu.edu.


Erin Davis, University Relations Specialist

eedavis@nwosu.edu  580-327-8480

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