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Ruth Cislowski - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Ruth Cislowski Ruth Cislowski

Southern California Regional Director Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education Virtual Academic Center | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Clinical Associate Professor focused on field practicum and methods as well as principles of leadership and management.

Education (3)

University of Southern California: M.S.W., Community Organizing, Planning, and Administration

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion-Los Angeles: M.A., Jewish Communal Service

Miami University: B.S., Secondary Education and Teaching

Areas of Expertise (5)

Social Work

Social Work Education

Grant Writing

Community Outreach

Program Development

Industry Expertise (8)

Program Development

Government Relations

Events Services

Health and Wellness


Training and Development



Affiliations (4)

  • Online Learning Consortium
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Network for Social Work Management


Courses (1)

589a Applied Learning in Field Education (Virtual Field Practicum)

589a Applied Learning in Field Education (Virtual Field Practicum) This is our famous VFP (Virtual Field Practicum). A client simulation course where your receive instant feedback on your intervention implementation. Not only is the course structured to teach you evidence based interventions like Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but you are practicing in real time from the convenience of your own home. This is truly one of my favorite courses to teach and it is amazing to see both folks who are brand new to social work and seasoned to have life changing moments in class!

Research Articles & Publications (1)

Spiraling Organizational Change: a Campus Conversion to Online Programming

| The Field Educator

Ruth Supranovich, Ruth Cislowsk, Jennifer Parga


The article describes the transition of one social work program from campus based instruction to online and illustrates the Action Research Model of change. The authors also explore the impact of this change on internal and external stakeholders.