May 26, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin 
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SOCW 611 - MSW II Graduate Field Placement

Credits: 2-4

Provides a “clinical” or otherwise “specialized” social work practice experience in a community based agency under the direct supervision of an agency based field instructor who has expertise in the specialization. While anchored in the liberal arts foundation, generalist model and values that distinguish social work as a discipline, this advanced practicum is both specialized and rigorous in its demands for interventions grounded in sound science, technical skill, and the art of therapeutic practice. The MSW II placement provides opportunities for clinical activities building on the generalist foundation. Its emphasis is on the student developing a “therapeutic” style of practice while acquiring expertise within the specialization offered by the field agency. The ratio of generalist and clinical activities vary, depending upon the professional developmental needs of the individual student and the mission of the agency. Specializations may be defined by the problem, such as chemical dependency; the population, e.g., children and families; practice areas such as mental health or school social work and expertise in use of a particular intervention model.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the MSW program, completion of all graduate foundation classes below SOCW 611, and permission of the director of field education.

Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring

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