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 Using Simulation as an Investigative Methodology in Researching Competencies of Clinical Social Work Practice: A Scoping Review. This article features several members of the Lab including Lab Director Kenta Asakura, Research Assistants Ruxi Gheorghe and Stephanie Borgen, and Research Associate Karen Sewell. In this piece, the authors conduct a scoping review to synthesize current literature that used simulation as an investigative methodology in researching practice competencies in clinical social work. This article found that although simulation is a relatively new methodology used in social work, simulation is ultimately a very advantageous methodology for social work research.

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