Darla Spence Coffey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE is the national association for social work education, representing over 800 accredited undergraduate and graduate programs of professional social work. Through its programs and initiatives, CSWE promotes emerging technologies, interprofessional education, and innovative models, pedagogies, and practices to advance social work education. As the voice of social work education, CSWE works to strengthen the position of social work within higher education, the national political environment, and in the perceptions of the general public. Coffey received her BSW from Eastern College, her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She has an extensive background in social work practice in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence. More recently, Coffey has been advancing the causes of provider well-being and leadership in presentations and writings. Coffey is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice and is the 2017 recipient of the Advocate for Human Rights Award by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
Darla Coffey, PhD, MSW
President and CEO
Council on Social Work Education
Advancing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment: A Conversation With NCICLE, IPEC, and HPAC
Interprofessional collaborative practice is increasingly required to achieve outcomes that matter most to individuals, families, communities and the health of populations. Interprofessional education has been widely recognized as critical to prepare future health professionals for effective collaborative practice. Increasingly, interprofessional educators are working to expand partnerships with practice to expand opportunities for learners to engage in interprofessional collaborative practice before graduation. Multiple national organizations are developing tools to support ongoing…
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) invites you to participate in a high-level summary and open discussion on the progress of two key initiatives – Evaluating the evidence linking interprofessional education interventions to improving the delivery of safe and effective patient care: A scoping review and the 2021-2023 Revision of Core Competencies for Collaborative Practice. Understand where we are, where we're going, and how to support these efforts. During this session, IPEC leaders will provide an overview of each project, and describe the review and revision process for…