Our Lab Director Kenta Asakura and Lab Affiliate Marion Bogo recently published a special issue in the Clinical Social Work Journal, Volume 49, issue 2. This special issue is the first of its kind to canvas contemporary scholarly works on simulation in advancing our professional commitment to clinical social work education and practice.

This week, we spotlight the article Decision-Making and Relationship Competence When Reporting Suspected Physical Abuse and Child Neglect: An Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation, featuring Lab Affiliates Lea Tufford, Barbara Lee, and Marion Bogo. In this piece, the authors determine the decision-making factors and relationship repair strategies of social work students and practitioners when facing a suspicion of child abuse and neglect. Using simulated clients of child abuse or neglect through an objective structured clinical evaluation (OSCE), the authors ultimately found that simulation can play a critical teaching tool for social workers to hone the performance skills and reflective capacities of those in the role of mandatory reporter.

Read more about the special issue of the Clinical Social Work Journal here.