SOCW 890 - Advanced Clinical Social Work Field Practicum I

This course is the first of two field practicum experiences that students are required to complete during the advanced year for the MSW Program. This course provides social work majors with supervised clinical learning experiences from a licensed social worker within approved social welfare agencies. SOCW 880 Advanced Practice with Individuals accompanies this practicum course in order to enable students to integrate and apply classroom learning in the field setting. An ethnocultural practice perspective is emphasized. Students work closely with the Field Practicum Director to identify their preferred practice population, preferred agencies, and the geographical area where they want to complete the practicum.  Student are required to begin this practicum experience the same week that courses begin in the fall semester. A minimum of 360 hours of field practicum experience are required.  Students will be in rotations in a variety of social service agency setting for the first six weeks of the semester. This will provide students with observation opportunities with a more diverse client population in diverse agency settings. The rotations will allow students to understand services from a more systemic perspective. Once students complete the rotations, they will begin in their full-time practicum (minimum of 24 hours / week) in an agency placement predetermined at the beginning of the practicum course. Students are required to complete a minimum of 360 hours of field practicum experience during this semester.

Credit hours: 6

Co-Requisites: SOCW 880 - Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals
Eligibility: Admission to an MSW graduate program
Last updated: 05/23/2022