Does Social Work Need a "Practice Doctorate"?

Jeane W. Anastas, Lynn Videka

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    In the past few years, new "practice doctorate" programs have been mounted by some schools of social work with traditional Ph. D. programs. This trend is explored in relation to the purposes of doctoral education, specifically preparing stewards of the discipline as compared to "stewards of the enterprise." Arguments advanced for and against this development in social work education are reviewed in the context of the emergence of practice doctorates in psychology, nursing and public health. Characteristics of these new doctoral programs in social work, which all focus on clinical social work, are described. Wider discussion of the concept and purposes of the "practice doctorate" in social work is needed in order to safeguard the gains made in research education at the doctoral level and to advance practice-based knowledge and scholarship for the future.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)268-276
    Number of pages9
    JournalClinical Social Work Journal
    Volume40
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

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    Keywords

    • Practice doctorate
    • Research and practice
    • Social work doctorate
    • Social work education

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    • Health(social science)
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Does Social Work Need a "Practice Doctorate"? / Anastas, Jeane W.; Videka, Lynn.

    In: Clinical Social Work Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, 01.06.2012, p. 268-276.

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    Anastas, Jeane W. ; Videka, Lynn. / Does Social Work Need a "Practice Doctorate"?. In: Clinical Social Work Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 268-276.
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