Course: SWRK 623/P. Specialist Field Education with Urban Communities II and Placement (2/1)
Prerequisites: Second year standing; SWRK 622/P. Corequisite: SWRK 623P. Specialist Field Education I and II are the advanced concentration field practicum courses. In the specialized field practicum, students continue to build upon the knowledge and skills gained during the foundation year. The courses provide field education related to the advanced concentration curriculum, which focuses on social work with urban families. The courses focus on social work with urban communities and emphasize anti-oppressive, socially just practice.
The field seminar utilizes an intersectional, trauma-informed collaborative perspective that embraces a strengths-based inclusive identity. Discussions related to the student’s field practicum experiences help the student to reinforce material that they have learned in their practice class and other coursework, as well as their professional development in the areas of use of self, boundaries, professional communication, and management of legal and ethical issues. This is accomplished through various group discussion topics, suggested readings, role-plays, and course assignments which are the core of the field practicum component. Refer to the Field Manual for additional information.