The application of new skills and interventions into the practice community is often slow and haphazard. A coaching intervention is proposed to augment traditional social work education techniques and maximize the integration of new knowledge into social work practice. This coaching model includes assessment of a practitioner's readiness for change, stage-wise coaching interventions, assessment of organizational barriers to the transfer of new information, and development of strategies to address these barriers. Implications for social work professionals development and future research are discussed.
Published in Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2001, pages 42-53.
Scheyett, A., Roberts, A. & Kirk, R. (2001). Social work practitioners and technology transfer. Professional Development: The International Journal of Social Work Continuing Education, 4(2), 42-53.
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