A Presentation by Jo Ann R. Coe Regan, PhD, MSW
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
There have been many groups and activities examining the role of the practice doctorate in social work and its implications for the social work profession. The growth of practice doctoral programs in social work and other disciplines has led to an increase in student enrollment and strong interest in social work education to develop new programs. Participants will be engaged in a discussion of how the emergence of the “practice doctorate” degree in many disciplines and programs is impacting social work education, research and practice. Results of the CSWE Annual Survey on the scope of practice doctoral programs in social work and issues identified from stakeholder feedback regarding accreditation and implementation will be highlighted.
Jo Ann R. Coe Regan is the Vice President of Education at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. At CSWE, Dr. Regan oversees all education, research, student, faculty initiatives and social work accreditation. Dr. Regan is currently leading the development of an accreditation process and standards for practice doctoral programs in social work. Prior to joining CSWE in 2011, she taught in several social work programs including the University of South Carolina, University of Hawaii and California State University-Long Beach and practiced in child welfare and the mental health field as a social worker.