The Practicum course(s) are a requirement in the Masters of Social Work program.
Knowledge and Practice Objectives of the MSW Practicum
- Ability to assess and understand the impact of psychosocial, political, cultural, racial and economic systems on the lives of people.
- Ability to understand and apply theory into practice.
- Demonstrate the ability to engage in a process of self-reflection.
- Knowledge of various strategies of social work intervention with community and institutional systems, small groups, families and individuals and the theoretical bases of these strategies.
- Ability to conduct interviews using a critical social work perspective, give and receive information and communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge and understanding of the human resource and service network to facilitate appropriate referrals and understand policy and practice implications.
- Understand policy and practice implications in human service organizations and the impact on the lives of clients.
The Practicum Process
A mandatory Applying for Placement Orientation Session is arranged for students to provide an outline of the placement process, the responsibilities of the placement student and the Field Office. The on-line database placement application is also discussed.
Once a placement is secured by the Field Office, students are required to attend the mandatory Beginning Placement Orientation. This session provides information about the placement documentation required and an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the student, field instructor and faculty advisor.
Please review the FULL TIME, PART TIME or 2-Year sections of this website for further information.