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  • 1.  Junior Seminar

    Posted Mar 04, 2022 08:58
    Edited by Penny McQuinn Mar 04, 2022 09:07
    We are working on putting together a BSW junior seminar.  I'm wondering for those of you that have a junior seminar what does yours look like?  How many credits? what are the topics? etc 

    Thank you

    Penny McQuinn
    Field Director/Lecturer
    SUNY Plattsburgh
    Plattsburgh NY

  • 2.  RE: Junior Seminar

    Posted Mar 04, 2022 09:47

    We have a junior field experience.  The class is 3 credits and is called Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families  and has a 100 hour internship attached to it.  The class meets 1x a week for 3 hours and has a 1 credit lab students also take.  

    Here is the course description: 

    This practice course introduces students to the basic processes of social work and the roles and skills needed for generalist social work practice. Through the lens of social justice and human rights, relevant theories of social work practice with individuals and families are explored in relation to interviewing skills and assessment strategies. The course integrates ethical/value standards, multicultural and diverse contexts, and populations at risk. Effective practice methods, ethical issues, and the problem-solving process are incorporated. Students must earn a "C" or better in this class or it will have to be repeated and this may delay a student's ability to move forward in the program.

    If you want to chat more about our model let me know.

    Sarah Brown
    Director of Field and Professional Education
    Monmouth University School of Social Work
    Long Branch NJ

  • 3.  RE: Junior Seminar

    Posted Mar 17, 2022 23:48
    Hi Penny
    We have a Junior Field Course also. It is the first of our 3 semester BSW field experience. Students are required to do 80 hours and we meet for Field Integration Seminar 6 times, 2 hours each. Topics include the basics of being a field student, ethics, biases, leadership, supervision, etc. Our Field Sequence doc contains the details of our field courses. Let me know if you'd like to chat - I love talking about BSW Field!

    aimee chung
    Field Coordinator
    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, MBTSSW
    Honolulu HI