On November 11th 2022, Founding SIM Lab Co-Director Kenta Asakura, Lab Manager Ruxi Gheorghe, Lab Affiliate Barbara Lee, and Doctoral Candidate Michelle O’Kane facilitated a panel discussion at the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM) in Anaheim, California.

The panel, titled Articulating and Evaluating Clinical Practice Competencies: Simulation-Based Research Studies, shared three studies that used simulation as a part of their research methods. One of the studies was a simulation-based pilot study coming out of the SIM Lab: What Does Critical Social Work Look Like When Sitting with Clients? An Online Simulation-Based Study on Critical Social Work and Direct Social Work Practice (PI: Kenta Asakura, Co-I: Sarah Todd). Now complete, the pilot study has now informed a larger simulation-based study, which was granted a 5-year funding package from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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