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Dr Olinda Releases Book ‘Professional Skills for Fieldwork Practice’ by Joselyn Lobo

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Dr Olinda Releases Book  ‘Professional Skills for Fieldwork Practice’ by Joselyn Lobo

Mangaluru: “Fieldwork is a critical component of Social Work Education in the world and must be pursued seriously,” opined Dr Olinda Pereira, the founder Principal of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya. She was speaking after releasing the Book on Fieldwork in Social Work Education: A Manual for Educators and Students authored by Joselyn T Lobo, Dean of the BSW Department. With the mushrooming of colleges in the area, fieldwork training is often neglected by the new colleges, she added.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jacinta D’Souza, former Principal and Provincial remarked that a guide on fieldwork is very useful for students and faculty of social work.

Dr L N Bhat, the Registrar stated that a Manual on Fieldwork will provide guidelines on ‘what to do’ and ‘how to do’ when students are placed in fieldwork agencies. Dr Prakash N Tharien, former Dean, provided an overview of social work profession while stressing the role of fieldwork. Dr Sophia N Fernandes the Principal was also present on the occasion.

The book release function was followed by a Workshop on Professional Skills for Social Work Practice which was attended by Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students of various colleges of Mangalore University as well as students from Shivamogga and Goa. Besides, social work students from Norway and Belgium doing Internship in India also attended the workshop.

During the workshop, Dr Rameela Shekhar, Dean of MSW Department delivered a presentation on Micro-skills for Case Work while Luella Shanthi Lobo, Counsellor facilitated an interactive session on Social Work Interventions in School Setting. Teddy Andrews of Manipal University handled the topic Use of Group Work in Fieldwork Practice.

The Workshop was organized by Sahayog Forum of the college and Anusuya Shenoy, Staff Advisor welcomed the gathering while Sithum Chinthaka, the secretary delivered the vote of thanks.

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  1. Best wishes to Dr. Olinda Pereira for her new Book that we are anxious to read. Dr. Olinda Pereira has contributed a great deal for our society, and the books that she has published will always remain as a legendary contribution to our society for a long time to come.

    Dr. Olinda Pereira was a popular name in our household for a long time because she was a close friend and classmate of our Sr. Joan and they remained closely attached to each other until Sr. Joan passed away more than a decade ago. Dr. Olinda Pereira even came to Mumbai for Sr. Joan’s Golden Anniversary that took place at Prabhadevi, and we shall always remain grateful to her.

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