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MSW Field Education - Generalist Foundation

MSW Field Education foundation year prepares MSW students with generalist foundation 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 MSW curriculum, providing MSW students the opportunity to develop generalist foundation skills in a supervised setting. These generalist foundation 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)

MSW Field Sites

MSW Field Education sites are located in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and across our Palm Beach (Palm County) and Ft. Myers (Lee County) Off-sites and their surrounding counties.

One Agency Placement

MSW (60) credit students complete a one agency placement for their entire Field placement experience, SW537, SW577, and SW675 & SW689.

MSW Foundation Year Field Courses Schedule

The MSW Foundation Year Field Education courses (SW 537 & SW 577) require students to complete 420 dedicated hours of Field placement in a community-based agency.

MSW (60) credits Full-time schedule (2 semesters)

In SW 537students attend a weekly Skills Lab and complete 140 hours of Field placement during one semester. Co-requisites courses SW 533 - Social Work in the Social Service Environment; SW 529 - Environmental Context of Social Work Practice: Poverty, Oppression and Trauma

In SW 577 students attend a bi-weekly Field Seminar and complete 280 hours of Field placement during one semester. Co-requisite courses SW 545 - Introduction to Clinical Assessment in Social Work Practice, SW 563 – Models of Intervention in Clinical Social Work Practice

MSW (60) credits Part-time schedule (4 semesters)

In SW 537students attend a bi-weekly Skills Lab and complete 140 hours of Field placement over two semesters. Co-requisite courses SW 533 - Social Work in the Social Service Environment; SW 529 – Environmental Context of Social Work Practice: Poverty, Oppression and Trauma

In SW 577 students attend a bi-weekly Field Seminar and complete 280 hours of Field placement over two semesters. Co-requisite courses SW 545 - Introduction to Clinical Assessment in Social Work Practice, SW 563 – Models of Intervention in Clinical Social Work Practice

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