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1 An Overview of the Advanced Standing Curriculum Options Welcome Weekend, 2015 Sarah Naylor and Rebecca Brigham Welcome to the UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work

2 Our Mission The mission of the School of Social Work is to advance knowledge regarding social problems & programs, to educate social workers for advanced practice, & to provide leadership in the development of socially & economically just policies & programs that strengthen individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

3 What is the Curriculum? Summer Bridge Program Flexible Advanced Year Concurrent Field Advising

4 Overview of the Curriculum: Summer Bridge Program (13 credit hr.s) Summer Session I: Summer Session II: Orientation: Tues., May 12, 2015 Classes begin: May 13, 2015 SoWo 715: Advanced Standing Bridge Course (6 credit hours) Policy Practice (DP/CMPP) HBSE Classes are held Monday - Friday, 9am – 12:30pm SoWo 510: Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice and Program Evaluation (3 credit hours) Mondays: June 23 (Tues.), June 29, July 6, July 13, and July 20) 9am – 12pm SoWo 522: Advanced Standing Practicum (4 credit hours) Field: June 24 – July 31, 2015; Tuesday – Friday 32 Hours per week

5 Concentration Curriculum Three Concentration Areas Community, Management & Policy Practice Direct Practice Self-Directed Working with your faculty advisor, you will develop individualized plan of study that meets your learning/professional goals & the curriculum requirements

6 Overview of the Curriculum: Concentration (27 credit hr.s) Concentration Courses, Fall Concentration Courses, Spring HBSE/Practice course in area of concentration (3) Elective (3)* Elective (3) Field (6) Advanced Research (1.5) Advanced Policy (1.5) Short course elective (1.5) Field (6) Advanced Standing students are required to take 9 elective credit hours, but many choose to take more.

7 What Will The Courses Be? HBSE/Practice: Direct Practice SOWO 840 Adult Mental Health: Theory and Practice SOWO 841 Child Mental Health: Theory and Practice SOWO 842 Families: Theory and Practice SOWO 843 Older Adults: Theory and Practice SOWO 844 Adolescent Mental Health: Theory and Practice SOWO 845 Health: Theory and Practice HBSE/Practice: Community, Management and Policy Practice SOWO 874 Administration and Management: Theory and Practice SOWO 875 Community: Theory and Practice SOWO 881 Community Practice: Global Perspectives*

8 What Other 3 Credit Courses Will Be Offered? DIRECT PRACTICE SOWO 700 ATOD Abuse and Dependence SOWO 701 ATOD Biomedical Basis SOWO 709 Managing the Effects of Disasters on Families & Children SOWO 760 ATOD Clinical Practice SOWO 761 ATOD Diverse Populations SOWO 769 Differential Diagnosis and Case Form: Mental Health SOWO 850 School Social Work Policy/Practice SOWO 852 Social Work Practice with Couples SOWO 853 Approaches to Brief Treatment SOWO 855 Trauma and Violence SOWO 856 Care of the Dying and Bereaved Throughout the Lifespan SOWO 860 Child Welfare Perspectives and Practices

9 What Other 3 Credit Courses Will Be Offered? COMMUNITY, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY PRACTICE SOWO 709 Human Migration – Implications for Policy, Practice, & Research SOWO 730 Social Work and the Law SOWO 880 Sustainable Development SOWO 881 Community Practice: Global Perspectives SOWO 882 Citizen Participation and Volunteer Involvement SOWO 883 Fundraising and Marketing SOWO 884 Executive Leadership SOWO 885 Financial Management

10 What are the Short (1.5) Courses? DIRECT PRACTICE SOWO 705 Mental Health Recovery and Psychiatric Rehab SOWO 709 Working with Refugee/Immigrant Survivors of Torture & Trauma SOWO 750 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy SOWO 751 Behavioral Interventions with Children SOWO 753 Interpersonal Psychotherapy SOWO 755 Issues for Contemporary Clinical Practice SOWO 758 Differential Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders SOWO 764 Motivational Interviewing SOWO 766 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Theory and Practice SOWO 769 Integrated Behavioral Health SOWO 769 Psychosocial Treatment of Psychotic Disorders SOWO 769 SW at the Interface of Mental Health & Criminal Justice Systems

11 What are the Short (1.5)Courses? COMMUNITY, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY PRACTICE SOWO 739 Immigration and Citizenship Law and Policy SOWO 792 Program Development and Proposal Preparation SOWO 793 Asset Development, Practice and Policy

12 What are the Advanced Policy Courses? Common framework of policy analysis and change strategies, specialized topics SOWO 739 Child Welfare Policy SOWO 739 Substance Abuse Policy* SOWO 834 Advanced Policy Practice SOWO 835 Poverty Policy SOWO 836 Health Access and Health Disparities Policy SOWO 837 Disability Policy SOWO 832 Multigenerational Family Policy SOWO 838 Policies Impacting Military Families

13 Professional Development Professional Development Workshop MSW Resume Building Before, During and After the Interview Review of Licensure Process Macro Networking Night Clinical Lecture Series Motivational Interviewing and Readiness to Change Loving Kindness Mediation Practice Ethics of Self-determination in Aging Adults

14 Academic Planning Support Resources for developing your plan of study: Academic advisors Student Affairs faculty & staff Planning meetings Prompts/directions/dates communicated regularly

15 Don’t Forget the SSW Website Look at current schedules/course offerings Review previous syllabi Find student forms View student calendar Learn how to get involved

16 Field Education Advanced Standing Field Placements MSW Welcome Weekend 2015 Rebecca Brigham, MSW

17 Field Education Integral component of the MSW curriculum (CSWE) Opportunity to integrate knowledge, skills, & values learned in classroom (theory  practice) test & validate professional ethics & values in practice setting enhance self-awareness & professional use of self

18 Types of Placements Schools General Health Care and Psychiatric Hospitals County DSS’s and Public Health Departments Private non-profit agencies Substance Abuse Facilities Mental Health Providers

19 Hours in Field Complete ~ 864 hours ~ 184 hours Summer Semester June 24-August 1 (Tuesdays-Fridays) ~ 304 hours Fall Semester Begins August 19 ~ 312 hours Spring Semester Ends April 27 Typically Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays Some flexibility if it works for both student & agency Exceptions must be approved by Director of Field

20 Teamwork Field Education Program SSW Faculty Agency Field Instructor Task Supervisor Student Field Faculty

21 Field Instructors MSW with > 2 years experience Identify & design learning assignments Offer appropriate learning activities Provide weekly supervision Collaborate on learning plan & evaluations

22 Field Faculty The liaison between School, agency, student, field instructor Support students & Field Instructors Problem-solve/trouble-shoot/conduct 3-way conferences Review performance & submit grades

23 Placement Process Consider your Learning Goals & Objectives Social work knowledge & skills you hope to gain in your field placement What client population/social problems are most interesting to you? What practice areas will you consider? Complete Advanced Standing Planning Guide on Field Ed website & upload current resume

24 Conference with Field Office Meet or speak with Field Faculty soon, we will contact you once we receive your planning guide When you begin orientation in May, in- person meeting to narrow choices You will be matched with your interests, to extent possible You’ll receive a ‘match’ email with information on how to contact your potential Field Instructor to schedule interview

25 Interview with Agencies Schedule an interview & prepare Bring your resume & planning guide Prepare as for a job interview Describe prior relevant experience What do you hope to learn? What activities are available for students? What questions do you have about the Agency & the program?

26 Agency Requirements Some agencies (hospitals, public school systems and others) require: criminal records checks and/or and/or drug screening and/or TB tests … just as they require for employees or volunteers

27 Field Education Website Can view field education manual, information for current students, etc.


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