NACSW Online Continuing Education

Preparing for Practice: The Faith Integration Experiences of Christian Social Work Students
Length: 1.25 CEU Hours
Primary Audience:
  • Students, social work educators
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 1.25

Stacey L. Barker, Ph.D. MSW 
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This presentation will summarize the results of a qualitative research project which explored the experiences of Christian students related to faith integration in their social work education programs. These findings will be used as a springboard for a discussion of the implications for social work practice.


  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work Research

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Participants will be able to describe the qualitative methodology of sampling, data collection, and data analysis used in this study.

2. Participants will be able to summarize the opportunities and obstacles related to faith integration as experienced by this sample of social work students.

3. Participants will contribute to the implications for practice portion of the presentation by applying their own experiences to the findings.


1. Introduction to research questions (5 minutes) 2. Brief literature review framing the study (10 minutes) 3. Description of methodology (10 minutes) 4. Summary of findings (30 minutes) 5. Group discussion of implications for practice (20 minutes) 6. Future research and wrap-up, including questions and answers (15 minutes)


Stacey L. Barker, Ph.D., MSW is Professor of Social Work, Program Director, and Department Chair at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA where she has served for the past 11 years. Dr. Barker's research interests center around the integration of spirituality, religion, and social work. She is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is an active member of NACSW, serving as Associate Editor for Social Work and Christianity and as co-chair of the Boston Chapter.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

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Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

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