Former Graduate Writing Fellow Sarah Reed and Melissa Bender publish an article in Social Work Education.

Sarah Reed, Melissa Bender, and co-author Julia Berrett-Abebe's "Narrative discussions to support social work competence" was published in March 2023 in Social Work EducationTo enhance the integration of field and practice class, and support the development of core social work competencies, the authors developed and tested a novel teaching method using nonfiction health narratives. The results show that engagement with written narratives enhances social work students' skills of critical self-reflection, deep listening, and analysis of social inequities.