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 program requires students to complete 420 dedicated hours of field placement in a community-based agency over two (2) semesters.
In SW 495 students begin their first semester by attending a weekly Skills Lab that runs over the course of the first seven weeks of the semester. Once they have completed the Skills Lab, and demonstrated proficiency in the practice areas, they enter their field placement and complete 140 hours during the remaining seven (7) weeks of the academic semester to meet the field course requirements.
Prerequisites: SW 203 – Introduction to the Social Work Profession; SW 323 – Service Learning and Social Work; SW 315 – Personal, Cultural, and Social Influences on Helping; SW 355 – Human Development; SW 327 – Ways of Knowing for Social Work Practice; SW 369 – Social Work in the Social Service Environment; SW 360 - Environmental Context of Social Work Practice: Poverty, Oppression, and Trauma.
Co-Requisites: SW 417 – Models of Intervention in Clinical Social Work Practice; SW 433 – Introduction to Clinical Assessment in Social Work Practice
In SW 497 students complete 280 hours of field placement during one semester and participate in two Field Education Practice Focused Seminars.
Prerequisites: SW 203 – Introduction to the Social Work Profession; SW 315 – Personal, Social and Cultural Influences on Helping;SW 323 – Service Learning and Social Work Practice; SW 327 – Ways of Knowing for Social Work Practice; SW 355 – Human Development; SW 369 – Social Work in the Social Service Environment; SW 360 – Environmental Context of Social Work Practice: Poverty, Oppression and Trauma; SW 495 - Field Education I; SW 411 – Introduction to Clinical Assessment in Social Work Practice; SW 417 – Models of Intervention in Clinical Social Work Practice
Co-requisites: SW 433 – Introduction to Trauma and Resiliency