Salem State University is proud of its field education department. Field is a vital part of your graduate education and we hope the experience is educational and valuable to your growth as a social worker.
The field department works with field learning centers across the state as well as in New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. They are organized by concentration (health/mental health, children and families, older adults and end of life, and combinations of these). Centers include hospitals, mental health centers, state agencies, macro-focused agencies, family and child welfare programs, school programs, and criminal justice settings.
We are always willing to work with students to explore new agencies and programs to expand our already extensive resources for field placements. If you have an idea for a new placement, please be sure to drop by the office and speak with one of the field education specialists. They can then begin the process for new agency approvals.
The field department staff places students throughout the year. We try to have someone available in the office daily throughout the academic year and in the summer session. In addition to student placements, the field office is involved in a variety of community programs.
We offer a supervision course for new and continuing field instructors as well as an appreciation brunch each year in support of supervisors. Salem State is a member of the New England Consortium of Graduate Social Work Field Education (NECON) which sponsors seminars for new field instructors and continuing education seminars throughout the academic year.
Our liaisons include full-time faculty members as well as accomplished social work practitioners from a variety of community practice experience.
Field Education Links
- NASW Massachusetts Chapter
- NASW National Office
- Mass. Board of Registration for Social Work Licensing
- The New Social Worker On-line
- American Board of Clinical Examiners in Social Work
- Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups
- School Social Work Association of America
- Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care
- International Social Work Field Instruction
Field Education Staff
|Field Education Coordinator||Sue Goldman||LA120||978.542.6877|
|Field Education Assistant||Lisa Morency||LA118||978.542.6698|
|Senior MSW Field Education Specialist||Naomi Dreeben||LA115||978.542.7055|
|MSW/BSW Field Education Specialist||Molly Hogan-Fowler||LA113||978.542.4098|