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Fall 2024 On-Campus MSW Application FINAL Deadline: July 16, 2024

Practicum Education Objectives

Practicum education prepares students to enter the social work profession by meeting the following objectives:

  • To integrate academic learning with all levels of practicum work (micro, mezzo, macro).
  • To increase proficiency in the required core competencies for social work education as it relates to practicum work, specified in the 2015 CSWE Social Work Competencies.
  1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

  2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

  3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic and Environmental Justice

  4. Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

  5. Engage in Policy Practice

  6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

  7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

  8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

  9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

  • To develop the ability to understand and utilize a broad range of modalities and interventions in micro, mezzo and macro practice with diverse populations.
  • To focus on building the knowledge for generalist practice in the first semester, and establish a broad foundation for direct practice work.
  • To develop a deeper knowledge and depth of skills needed for beginning professional practice in a designated department of study in the second, third and fourth semesters.

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