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Standardized Clients: An Innovative Approach to Practice Learning

Submitted by Chittam Thakore on Tue,10/11/2009
Author(s)
Millar, M.
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Publication
Social Work Education
Volume number
21
Issue number
6
Year
2002
First page number
663
Last page number
670
Country
United States
Abstract
Standardized clients are lay persons trained to portray clients realistically and in a reproducible fashion so students can interact with a 'client' that does not vary from encounter to encounter. This educational technique has received minimal attention in social work education. The development and utilization of a standardized client case for students in a generalist MSW program is described. Potential uses for standardized clients and future learning opportunities are discussed.
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