Sections I through IV should be reviewed and updated from the Fall 2021 semester to reflect any changes that have occurred since you completed the final paper in SW 420. In section IV, the portfolio introduction should be updated to reflect materials added to the portfolio during the Spring 2022 semester (see sections IV, V, and VI for details).
I. Cover Page
This page states the title of your portfolio, your name, the course name, the seminar instructor name, and the date. All of this information is centered in middle of the coversheet.
II. Table of Contents
The Table of Contents is a chart that lists the section present in the portfolio. The sections listed in Table of Contents are the same as the sections listed on the Portfolio Outline.
The Dedication is used to thank or dedicate the portfolio to anyone, anything, or any place that is important to you. The Dedication can be written in composition, poem, or song form. An image or picture can be used as the dedication in place of or in addition to any text that you offer. The Dedication can be as long or as short as you like. ( I would like to dedicate this to my sister who passed Jan 29th of cardiac arrest her name was lashanta i will send a picture for you to insert. She was 40 and younger than me and she passed out the blue, she was looking forward to my graduation.
The Portfolio Introduction identifies a brief outline of what the portfolio includes and what this collection of process recordings, and evidence of your contributions to the Internship Agency Field Seminar course mean to you. Questions that the Portfolio Introductions answers are: What is contained in this Portfolio? What does this Portfolio mean to you? What do you want the reader to walk away with after reviewing this Portfolio? The introduction should be updated to reflect materials added to the portfolio since the Fall 2021 semester (see section VI for details). The Portfolio Introduction is between two paragraphs and a page in length.
Social Work Practice Question (keep same question as prior)
As a reminder, the Social Work Practice Question is based on anything in regard to social work practice that you would like to know by the end of Internship Seminar on May 14th, 2021. Social Work Practice Questions are based on information that can be observed using the five sensory senses and can be answered by on-going social work experience. These questions may inquire about social work best practices, effective interventions, practice wisdom, and or frequently used social work theories in the social work professional relationship.
For this sub-section, please update the information provided in the final paper to reflect what you have learned since the final paper was submitted in Fall 2020. If you changed your Social Work Practice Question since the Fall 2020 semester, explain why you changed the Practice Question. If you changed the Social Work Practice Question because you discovered the answer to the original question, describe how you have applied what you’ve learned at the internship placement. If you are using the same Social Work Practice Question from last semester, discuss what you have discovered thus far and how you intend to move forward with learning more about the question you chose. Describe how you have applied what you have learned so far to your internship placement. Discuss how the Social Work Practice Question is related to the case studies presented for discussion board responses. The Social Work Practice Question sub-section is between one-to-three paragraphs in length.
V. Agency Internship Experience
Summary of Agency Internship Experience
The Summary of Agency Internship Experience summarizes your experiences at the Internship Agency. This section identifies the projects that you contributed to, your role on these projects, the tasks that you engaged in, and your day-to-day routine while at the agency. This section explains how you have grown in throughout your experience of being a part of the agency. Questions that the Summary of Agency Internship Experience answers are: Which agency were you placed with? What were the projects that you worked on? Were the projects you started working on in the Fall semester completed? If so, describe three key takeaways from the experience that you plan to use in graduate school. If not, discuss if the project was completed in the Spring semester and if not, why? What was your role in these projects (did your role change from the previous semester, if so, how? If not, what role would you have liked to explore or learn more about?)? What were your day-to-day tasks at the agency (did these tasks change from the previous semester, if so, how? If not, what tasks would have liked to be assigned?)? What did you find most challenging about the agency experience (did this challenge change from the previous semester? If so, how? If not, what did you do to address the challenge?)? What did you find most rewarding about the agency experience (did this change from the previous semester? If so, how? If not, describe why you found the agency experience rewarding.)? What were some of your contributions to the agency (describe how your contributions differed from last semester?)? What are two ways that the experiences at the agency have helped you to grow into your professional identity (describe how you plan to integrate your internship experience in developing your professional identity in graduate school and beyond)? What is one way that you are looking forward to continuing to grow into your professional identity? The Summary of Agency Internship Experience is between one and two pages in length.
Social Work Practice Question Process and Answers
The Agency Internship Experience/Social Work Practice Question sub-section draws on the internship experiences to answer the Social Work Practice Question. Questions that this section speaks to are: Based on your experiences in the agency, what might the answer be to the Social Work Practice Question (what do you know now that you did not know last semester?)? How do you know that what you offer may be the answer to this question? What are two methods that you used to arrive at the answer to this question? The Agency Internship Experience/Social Work Practice Question sub-section is up to one page in length.
The Discussion Board Questions/Social Work Practice Question sub-section draws on your seminar experiences to answer your Social Work Practice Question. Questions that this section answers to are: Based on your experiences in Field Seminar, what might the answer be to the Social Work Practice Question? How do you know that this may be the answer to this question? What are two methods that you used to arrive at the answer to this question? The Internship Seminar Experience/Social Work Practice Question sub-section is up to one page in length.
VI. Summary of Seminar Experience
SW 421 Process Recordings (3)