Zeff Featured in Social Work Manual

Written by Laura Paskin
March 5, 2014

Professor Riva Zeff, field director for the Social Work program, wrote the chapter “Placing Students,” with Lynn Kaersvang and Miriam Raskin, in Social Work Field Directors: Foundations for Excellence  (Lyceum 2014). The guide offers the best practices for designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective field education program.

Social Work students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to take a 9-month, 450-hour field practicum. Placements are at Seattle area social service agencies with a focus on meeting the needs of underserved populations. Zeff oversees the field placements and works closely with agency practicum supervisors and students.

Zeff, who received her MSW from the University of Washington, joined the Social Work faculty as field director in 2006.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major and 36 minor degrees, 6 master's degrees, and 1 post-baccalaureate certificate.