Social Work - Advanced Standing - Direct Practice, MSW

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The professional program leading to the MSW program prepares social workers for advanced direct practice. The program is designed to prepare social workers who are capable of responding effectively to the needs of special populations in the American Southwest.

This program is located at the Downtown Phoenix campus and in Tucson. It is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Program Offered

Social Work - Advanced Standing - Direct Practice, MSW

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location
Downtown, View Plan of Study

Program Requirements

Summer Session Coursework (9 credit hours)
SWG 516 Social Work Skills Seminar (3)
SWG 598 ST: Advanced Standing Bridge Seminar I (3)
SWG 598 ST: Advanced Standing Bridge Seminar II (3)

Specialization (27 credit hours)

Children, Youth and Families
SWG 606 Assessment of Mental Disorders (3)
SWG 608 Ecological Approach to Practice with Children, Youth and Families (3)
SWG 617 Advanced Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents (3)
SWG 619 Practice-Oriented Research (3)
SWG 641 Advanced Practicum: Direct Practice I (3)
SWG 642 Advanced Practicum: Direct Practice II (3)
electives: Two electives must be from an approved list of electives. (9)

Health, Behavioral Health
SWG 603 Practice in Health/Behavioral Health Settings (3)
SWG 604 Advanced Social Work Practice in Health (3) or SWG 613 Advanced Social Work Practice in Behavioral Health (3)
SWG 606 Assessment of Mental Disorders (3)
SWG 619 Practice-Oriented Research (3)
SWG 641 Advanced Practicum: Direct Practice I (3)
SWG 642 Advanced Practicum: Direct Practice II (3)
electives: Two electives must be from an approved list of electives. (9)

Public Child Welfare
SWG 606 Assessment of Mental Disorders (3)
SWG 608 Ecological Approach to Practice with Children, Youth and Families (3)
SWG 609 Advanced Social Work Practice with Child Welfare Families (3)
SWG 619 Practice-Oriented Research (3)
SWG 633 Child Welfare Services (3)
SWG 641 Advanced Practicum: Direct Practice I (3)
SWG 642 Advanced Practicum: Direct Practice II (3)
electives approved by Child Welfare Training Project staff (6)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
SWG 621 Integrative Seminar (3)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students must start the program in summer, beginning with the first summer session, and complete three credit hours in each six-week summer session and three credit hours during the eight-week session, for a total of nine credit hours. The seven credit hours of summer courses are offered in Phoenix only. The summer practicum is available in Tucson. The remainder of the program is completed within two semesters (full time).

Students complete their practicum during the fall and spring semesters and select one of three specializations: children, youth and families health; health, behavioral health; or public child welfare. Students must complete all requirements of the specialization selected.