BSW Field Education

BSW Field Education prepares BSW students with generalist practice skills. Barry University School of Social Work Field Education curriculum is designed to ensure the integration between the classroom learning experience and direct social work practice. Field Education courses are a vital part of the BSW curriculum, providing BSW students the opportunity to develop generalist practice skills in a supervised setting. These generalist practice skills should include but not be limited to orientation to social service agencies; familiarity and engagements with various client populations, enhanced knowledge of community resources, development of case management, intake and assessment, discharge skills, and consistent exposure to agency client population that provides increasing opportunities to engage in direct and indirect client contact (i.e. counseling and therapeutic work) and participation in community events (i.e. workshops and trainings).

BSW Field Sites

BSW Field Education Sites are located across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

BSW Field Courses

BSW Field Education courses (SW495 & SW497) require students to complete 420 dedicated hours of field placement in a community-based agency.

In SW 495 students attend a weekly Skills Lab that runs over the course of the first 7 weeks of the semester. Once the Skills Lab is completed, students enter the Field Agency placement for the remaining 7 weeks of the academic semester and complete 140 hours of field placement during one academic semester. Co-requisite courses SW417 Models of Intervention in Clinical Social Work Practice (3) & SW 411 Introduction to Clinical Assessments in Social Work Practice.

In SW 497 students complete 280 hours of Field placement during one semester and participate in two (2) Field Education Practice Focused Seminars. Co-requisite course SW433 Introduction to Trauma and Resiliency (3).