Clinical Practice

Chair: James W. Drisko (Smith College)
APM Assignment: 2018-2020

Co-chair: Kim S. Downing (Elizabeth City State University)
APM Assignment: 2018-2020

The Clinical Practice Track addresses issues relating to clinical/direct social work practice and clinical social work practice education. Of particular interest are abstracts that focus on clinical practice with children and families and clinical practice research. Additional areas of interest are (1) conceptual models and practice interventions with children and adult trauma survivors—especially survivors of childhood sexual abuse, (2) neuroscience and clinical practice, (3) integrated use of technology in practice and practice settings, (4) ethical practice dilemmas, (5) teaching clinical/direct practice in educational settings, (6) social work roles in the practice environment, (7) other innovative direct practice interventions and service models, and (8) emerging intervention needs identified by social work practitioners and educators for new or at-risk populations.