İLos estudiantes excepcionales de trabajo social!

İLos estudiantes excepcionales de trabajo social! Three exceptional students stepped up for the challenge of advancing their skills of practice in Spanish. Gabriella Urquiza, Anais Figueroa, and Mary Noble, MSW students in Tulsa, are students in Advanced Direct Practice with Populations at Risk, with Dr. Lori Franklin. Their class included a videotaped role played session, utilizing evidence based practices learned in the course. Realizing that their practice interests were in clinical practice with Spanish speaking clients, these three bilingual students were eager to try their skills at conducting the class assignment in Spanish. They engaged in a three part role play, with each playing the role of Spanish speaking client with a background of trauma, a social worker enacting a trauma-focused intervention, and an observer who offered feedback to her colleagues. We all know that role plays are challenging as we enact new skills, push ourselves to articulate what we have learned in class, and experience the anxiety of putting our new knowledge (which we learned in English) into practice. These three students worked collaboratively to bridge the classroom to service gap, and are well are their way to culturally and linguistically competent practice at the master’s level! What a gift for our community! İEstamos orgullosos de ellas!

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