Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall 2013 Field Instructor Training Modules

It was wonderful meeting field instructors and preceptors, both new and returning, at the annual Fall Field Instructor Training on August 22, 2013.  To view the training modules, click on the following links:
Please note that our new field instructor website will go live this month!  Included are online trainings, supervisory resources, announcements, and other social work-related links.  More information to follow!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Invitation to the 2013 Field Instructor Orientation & Training

Dear Field Instructors,

As we prepare for the new 2013-2014 academic year, we invite new and returning field instructors and preceptors to join us for our upcoming:

 Annual Field Orientation and Training 2013
When: Thursday August 22nd, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Upper Turner Campus Center (UTCC)
            Azusa Pacific University
            901 E. Alosta, Azusa, CA 91702

Please RSVP by clicking on the link above. For more information contact the APU MSW Program Office at (626) 857-2401

We look forward to a great year ahead!



Summer Reflections & Newsletter

Dear Field Instructors,

Wishing you a restful summer!  This May 2013 we saw our fourth cohort of students graduate with their MSW degrees. They now join the workforce and are tasked with becoming “difference makers” for our profession. My hope is that they are feeling confident, proud, and excited, knowing that they have attained the skills to be competent social workers. As we look back on the academic year, I encourage you to take a moment to engage in your own personal reflection. Consider a few thoughts: What was the impact that you had on your student(s) this past year? What was the "footprint" left by the student(s) at your agency? Finally, what are your teaching goals in the new year as you prepare for the next group of students?

I invite you to read more on this reflection and check out some excellent articles on social work supervision and training in our new APU Field Instructor Newsletter, Spring/Summer2013 (click link). 

 Thank you for all you do!

         Kimberly Setterlund, LCSW
         Director of Field Education


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mid-Semester Progress Report

  Dear Agency Field Instructors and Supervisors,

  Please take a moment to complete the Mid-Semester Progress Report regarding the
  APU MSW student(s) you are currently supervising.  This valuable information assists the
  field faculty in identifying any student learning issues that may need attention or
  remediation.  Additionally, it provides confirmation that students are doing well in the field! 
  We also encourage you to discuss the written feedback with your student(s).

  Please return your completed form to the APU MSW Program Office by March 4, 2013 to  
  Lucinda Adam,; by fax, (626) 815-3861; or by student (hand-delivered).
  Thank you for all you do for our students!


  Kimberly Setterlund, MSW, LCSW

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Welcome Back January 2013 Announcements

Hoping you had a restful Christmas Holiday and Happy New Year.  We would like to thank all our field instructors and preceptors for your great work supervising our students this Fall.  Please save the date for our upcoming Field Instructor training on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 8:30-4:30pm.  This is a great opportunity to brush up on your supervision skills, network with other Social Work professionals and earn CEUs.  For more information, please click on the link training flyer.  We also invite you to enjoy the latest edition of our APU Field Instructor Newsletter, featuring helpful supervision tips and recent MSW program happenings.

Warm Regards,
Kim Setterlund and Cathy Fisher

Friday, September 28, 2012

Field Instructors Supervising Community (Macro) Students

  Dear Field Instructors and Preceptors,

  Here are some helpful Slides for Macro-Field Instructors
  who will be supervising APU Community Practice students. The slides provide   
  information about different types of macro social work, relevant terminology, as well as  
  theories. I hope you find this helpful as you begin to discuss learning goals with your macro


  Kim Setterlund
  APU MSW Program
  Director of Field Education

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Spring Field Newsletter & End of Year Feedback

Dear Agency Field Instructors and Preceptors,

I am pleased to share the Spring 2012 edition of the Field Education Corner Newsletter, the newsletter of the APU MSW field faculty.  Included in this edition are some great contributions from faculty including, “Integrating the Concept of Social Justice” and “Health& Aging Update: Major Efforts Underway to Implement the Affordable Care Act in California.”  Enjoy!

As part of our efforts to improve the field educationexperience for field instructors, preceptors, and students alike, we’dlike your feedback!  Please take a moment to complete the Field Instructor Evaluation of Internship Experience.  Your opinions are valuable to the field faculty, and will be used to guide ourplanning for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Thank you for your contributions to the APU MSW Program! Have a wonderful summer!


KimberlySetterlund, MSW, LCSWDirector of Field Education/Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Social Work
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave./P.O. Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 857-2402; Fax (626) 815-3861