Who's Teaching Whom: The Parallel Process of Field Instructor and Student

  • Stacey Peyer CALSWEC field consultant, Department of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach
  • Kelley Berglund MSW, Social worker in Los Angeles

Abstract

This narrative relates the process between a social work student, a fleld instructor, and a client in a residential facility for delinquent adolescents. It explores the issues that arose for each of the players and the ways in which they grew and learned from each other during the eight months that they all worked together. The story is told by the field instructor and the student. Particular attention is paid to the countertransference and to the use of a journal by the student to assist in the clarification and management of these issues.Copyright of Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is theproperty of Cleveland State University and its content may not be copied oremailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyrightholder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, oremail articles for individual use.

Author Biographies

Stacey Peyer, CALSWEC field consultant, Department of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach
Kelley Berglund, MSW, Social worker in Los Angeles
She works with adolescents.
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