Graduate certificate

This certificate brings together social work internship experiences and AmeriCorps volunteering with classroom learning from practitioners and researchers to prepare graduate social work students to intervene effectively in cases of domestic violence. The students' internship settings will complement the experience with classroom learning about domestic violence,  assessments, safety-planning, and evidence-based practices.

The certificate requires an approved internship (6 credits), the domestic violence foundation course SWG 545 (3), and two specialized domestic violence electives (6) totaling 15 credits. Currently approved specialized electives include; SWG 546 Teen Dating Violence, SWG 598 Intersections of Gender-Based Violence Health and Mental Health in Practice, SWG 598 Domestic Violence Fatality Review, SWG 647 Intimate Partner Risk Assessment.  The following schedule is a sample of course planning for receiving the MSW and the certificate, blocks of specialized electives represent one 3 credit hour slot for that semester. . 

MSW Full Time (Foundation Year)

Fall

Spring

SWG 501 Micro Hmn Beh Soc Ev

SWG 502 Macro Hmn Beh Soc Ev

SWG 510 Foundation Practice I

SWG 511 Foundation Practice II

SWG 531 Social Policy/Serv

SWG 519 Research Methods in Soc Wk

SWG 541 Field Practicum I

SWG 542 Field Practicum II

SWG 533 Div & Oppression SW Context

SWG Macro Social Work Practice

SWG 545 Domestic Violence Foundation Course

SWG 546 Teen Dating Violence

SWG 598 Intersections of Gender-Based Violence Health and Mental Health in Practice

SWG 598 Domestic Violence Fatality Review

SWG 647 Intimate Partner Risk Assessment

 

Concentration Year Advanced Direct Practice

Fall

Spring

SWG 608 or SWG 603

SWG 617 or 604 or 613 or 609

SWG 606 Assessment of Mental Disorders

SWG 621 Integrative Seminar

SWG 619 Practice- Oriented Research

SWG 642 Advanced Practicum/DP II

SWG 641 Adv Practicum/DP I

Elective

SWG 661 CBT

SWG 546 Teen Dating Violence

SWG 598 Intersections of Gender-Based Violence Health and Mental Health in Practice

SWG 598 Domestic Violence Fatality Review

SWG 647 Intimate Partner Risk Assessment

 

 

Concentration Year PAC

Fall

Spring

SWG 623 Program Evaluation

SWG 632 Policy Practice

SWG 685 Program Plng Soc Serv

SWG 681 Social Work Administration

SWG 643 Adv Practicum/PAC I

SWG 682 Com Participation Strategies

SWG 546 Teen Dating Violence

SWG 598 Intersections of Gender-Based Violence Health and Mental Health in Practice

SWG 598 Domestic Violence Fatality Review

SWG 647 Intimate Partner Risk Assessment

 

SWG 644 Adv Practicum/PAC II

Elective

SWG 546 Teen Dating Violence

SWG 598 Intersections of Gender-Based Violence Health and Mental Health in Practice

SWG 598 Domestic Violence Fatality Review

SWG 647 Intimate Partner Risk Assessment