Karen Sewell

Assistant Professor

Degrees:PhD, MSW (Toronto), BA/BSW (McMaster)
Email:karen.sewell@carleton.ca

Bio

I am social worker with over twenty years of practice experience, and a research profile demonstrating commitment to children’s and youth mental health, the social work profession, and transformative social work pedagogy including simulation-based learning. My program of research centers on the improvement of mental health services for children and youth from vulnerable and marginalized populations through the development, delivery, and evaluation of effective clinical programs, with the role of supervision a key component. This includes teaching and supporting the development and ongoing maintenance of holistic competence for practitioners and students.

Education

Ph.D.          University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
M.S.W.        University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
B.A./B.S.W. McMaster University, School of Social Work

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Clinical supervision
  • Clinical practice
  • Children and youth mental health
  • Intervention and implementation research
  • Social work education
  • Simulation-based learning

Courses (2020-2021)

SOWK 5001
SOWK 4001

Edited Collections

Bogo, M. & Sewell, K. M. (2019). (Guest Editor). Special Issue on Field Education of Students. Clinical Social Work Journal, 47, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-018-0696-z

Bogo, M. & Sewell, K. M. (2018). (Guest Editor). Special Issue on the Supervision of Staff. Clinical Social Work Journal, 46, 249-251. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-018-0690-5

Publications (referred journals)

Kourgiantakis, T., Sanders, J. E., Sewell, K. M., Asakura, K., & Bogo, M. (in press). Students’ conceptualization of culture and diversity with a simulated client. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

Sewell, K. M., Sanders, J. E., Kourgiantakis, T., Katz, E., & Bogo, M. (in press). Cognitive and affective processes: MSW students’ awareness and coping through simulated interviews. Social Work Education.

Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K. M., et al. (2020). Mental health, addictions, and suicide risk assessment in social work education and training. Journal of Social Work Education. Advanced online publication. https//doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2020.1773363

Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K. M., et al. (2020). Enhancing social work education in mental health, addiction and suicide risk assessment using simulation: A teaching note. Journal of Social Work Education. 56(3), 587-594. https://doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2019.1656590

Sewell, K. M. (2020). Examining the place of emotions, affect, and regulation within social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 56(1), 5-16.

Sewell, K. M., Fredericks, K., Mohamud, A., Kallis, J., & Augimeri, L. K. (2020).Youth experiences in evaluating a Canadian SNAP Boys Youth Leadership Program integrating risk management, resilience and positive youth development. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 37(3), 301-314. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-020-00658-4

Bogo, M. & Sewell, K. M. (2019). Editorial: Special issues on the supervision of social work staff and field education of students: Part 2. Clinical Social Work Journal, 47(1), 1-4.

Kourgiantakis, T., Bogo, M. & Sewell, K. M. (2019). Practice Fridays: Using simulation to develop holistic competence. Journal of Social Work Education, 55, 551-564.

Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K. M. & Bogo, M. (2019). The Importance of feedback in preparing social work students for field education. Clinical Social Work Journal, 47, 124-133.

Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K. M., Hu, R., Bogo, M., & Logan, J. (2019). Using simulation in social work teaching and assessment: A scoping review. Research on Social Work Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731519885015

Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K. M., et al. (2019). Mental health, addictions and suicide risk assessment in social work education and training: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. Advanced online publication. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024659

Pannor Silver, M., Easty, L. K., Sewell, K. M., Yachouch, R., Behman, A. (2019). “Better to start developing habits now”: Perspectives on exercise participation among Canadian university students. Health Education Journal. Advance online publication. http://doi.org./10.1177/0017896919850206

Sewell, K. M., Woods, S., Belisle, E., Walsh, M., & Augimeri, L. K. (2019). SNAP Youth Justice: Youth perceptions of their learning during a pilot of an evidence-informed intervention. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 16, 478-496.

Bogo, M. & Sewell, K. M. (2018). Editorial. Introduction to the special issues on the supervision of staff and field education of students. Clinical Social Work Journal, 46(4), 249-251.

Sewell, K. M. (2018). Social work supervision of staff: A primer and scoping review (2013–2017). Clinical Social Work Journal, 46, 252-265.

Sewell, K. M. (2018). Illuminating Clinical Supervision—past, present and future: An interview with Dr. Lawrence Shulman. Clinical Social Work Journal, 46, 274-278.

Sewell, K. M. (2017). Theoretically grounded, evidence-informed clinical supervision for the SNAP programs: A model in development. The Clinical Supervisor, 36, 340-359.

Fallon, B., Trocmé, N., Sanders, J., Sewell, K. M. & Houston, E. (2016). Examining the impact of policy and legislation on the identification of neglect in Ontario: Trends over time. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 4, 77-90.

Book Chapters

Bogo, M. & Sewell, K. M. (in press). Social Work Field Education in Canada. In R. Baikady, Sajid, S.M., V. Nadesan, & M. R. Islam (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Field Education in Social Work. Abington, England: Routledge.

Kourgiantakis, T., Sewell, K. M., Bogo, M. (in press). Preparing students for field education using simulation-based learning. In R. Egan, N. Hill & W. Rollins (Eds.), Challenges, opportunities, and innovations in social work field education. Abingdon, England: Routledge.

Sewell, K. M. (in press). The SNAP model of supervision. In K.O’Donoghue & L. Engelbrecht (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Supervision. Abingdon, England: Routledge.

Augimeri, L. K., Walsh, M., Levene, K., Sewell, K., & Rajca, E. (2014). Stop Now and Plan (SNAP®) Model. In G. Bruinsma & D. Weisburd (Eds.), Encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice (pp.5053–5063). New York, NY: Springer Science – Business Media.

Affiliations

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Canadian Association for Social Work Educators