A Field Directors' Development Institute (FDDI) is 3 hours in length.
It is a preconference workshop in which individuals with field education expertise share information for the purpose of enhancing knowledge and skills of field directors, as well as faculty involved in field education.
2012 APM Offerings
Friday, November 9
Morning Session—9:00 am–12:00 pm
G. Becoming a Field Director: A Capital Venture
This workshop is designed for field directors with less than 2 years of experience. Experienced field directors will present and discuss the complexity of the administrative and faculty roles, integration of the 2008 EPAS, and gate keeping. The method of presentation will be didactic and experiential.
Sandra Galvan Posada, Fayetteville State University
Virginia Robbins, University of Houston
Patti Aldredge, University of Houston–Clear Lake
Afternoon Session—1:30 am–4:30 pm
H. Ethical Issues in Field Education: Guidelines for Supervisors
Despite increased consideration of ethics throughout social work, minimal attention has been directed to ethics in field education. This presentation will focus on ethical issues germane to field supervision, including beneficence, fidelity, justice, competence, informed consent, confidentiality, and boundaries. Case vignettes involving ethical perplexities in field will be presented.
Christina C. Gigler, Marywood University
Phyllis Black, Marywood University