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Welcome to the Office of Field Education!

The LSU School of Social Work folds field practicum into the educational thrust of the MSW program, maintaining its centrality to the School mission and its relevance to course work. An integral part of social work education, field education is an experience, which not only employs community agencies and programs as learning laboratories for students but represents the central form of instruction and learning. The intent of field education is to connect the theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom with the practice setting (CSWE-EPAS, 2009).

Field placements expose students to the broad field of social work, as well as to a wide range of experiences. The internship experience is directly related to classroom learning and serves to synthesize theory and practice. Through this experience, students gather more information about their commitment to social work values and ethics and their professional identity. Becoming a professional social worker demands that a student embark on an exploration of challenging theories, complex analyses of policies and programs and self-examination as he or she uses new information to deal with the complex problems presented in professional social work field education. The Office of Field Education is dedicated to providing the highest level of field education experiences for our students and supervisors. We welcome you to visit our field site and contact our office if we can provide any additional information.

Traci Lilley, MSW, LCSW-BACS, Associate Director and Director of Field Education

Elizabeth Routon, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Director of Field Education

Field Deadlines and Events

Field Supervisor Meeting Friday, August 15- 9am

New Supervisor Training, Friday August 15- 12:30pm @LRCE(LA Resource Center for Educators)


Please contact the Field Office for addiitonal information.