Lessons from the Secure Care Ward

  • Matthew James Corrigan Long Island University


My first fieldwork assignment for my MSW was at our local state psychiatric center.  I was to split time on both the admission and secure care wards.  Fortunately, I had a good field instructor, one that helped me to learn some important practice lessons from both wards.  I'd like to relate the lessons that I learned from my experience in this setting, and how that learning opened pathways for further learning as I came to practice on my own.

Author Biography

Matthew James Corrigan, Long Island University

Assistant Professor

Social Work Department

Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

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