Oct 03, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWRK 6710 - Field Education and Social Work Practice I

This is the first of two field education courses that entails two hundred (200) hours practicing in a human service agency under the guidance of an agency social worker and a faculty member. Three six-hour labs are conducted prior to beginning placement in an agency and on field seminar is held later in the semester. Field placement forms an integral part of the preparation of students for professional responsibilities in social work and serves as the integration of coursework into actual practice. All placements begin with an in-depth orientation to the specific agency setting.  Students develop a working knowledge of the agency’s functions, structure, processes, and its service provider role within the community. Students apply knowledge and develop skills in conducting interviews, problem identification, data collection, problem assessment, and goal formulation with the client systems in the context of social work values and ethics. Students integrate self-awareness and appreciation of diversity into professional practice. The MSW field experience emphasizes generalist social work practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: SWRK 6610 (may be taken concurrently).

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: Open to Graduate Students only.
Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

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