BPSW organizes and sponsors a variety of forums designed for social workers and other professionals. Professional development is a very important part of our programs, and we collaborate with a variety of organizations to make these programs happen.
BPSW co-sponsored a two week consultation with Dr. Gary Mallon, professor at the Hunter College School of Social Work and the Director of the National Resource Center for Family-based Practice and Permanency Planning. Dr. Mallon presented seminars and program consultation on community-based, family-centered child welfare services at four different sites in Indonesia. His presentation was translated in its entirety with the assistance of BPSW staff.
BPSW has sponsored attendance at regional and world-wide international conferences for six faculty whose papers were accepted for presentation. Faculty attendance at international conferences exposes the social work community to Indonesian issues, exposes Indonesian faculty to new ideas, and helps connect Indonesian faculty to a broader network of scholars.
Ph.D. program in social welfare:
A BPSW representative provided ongoing technical assistance to the University of Indonesia's Department of Social Welfare in its development of a doctoral program. BPSW developed and helped teach a course in social work practice theory. Opened in 2009, this program provides access to doctoral education without students needing to leave the country to obtain a doctorate in social welfare.
Social Work Master's program:
BPSW provides curriculum development on social work practicum courses (individuals, families and groups), and social work field seminars, particularly in new areas such as HIV, disaster, and child welfare. BPSW developed a group work course, and co-taught with Indonesian faculty. Consequently, students who have taken the course have begun to employ the group work model in their field practicum. BPSW also developed an advanced master's level course in social work practice with individuals and families which is currently being taught by Indonesian faculty.