The 120-credit curriculum provides content in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, practice theory and skills, and research. The field education component (450 supervised hours) provides students with a hands-on learning experience in social service agencies throughout New Hampshire. The curriculum integrates content on values and ethics, human diversity, populations-at-risk, and the promotion of social and economic justice. Options are available in aging services, child and family services, health services, mental health services, and social services for Spanish-speaking communities.
SW 4470 - Social Work Practicum: Mental Health Services
This is a pass/fail course
The practicum engages students in 450 hours of supervised social work practice and provides opportunities to apply classroom learning in the field setting. This practicum is for students in the Mental Health Services Option and includes community mental health centers, family and child service agencies, inpatient psychiatric facilities, employee assistance programs, Veterans Administration hospitals and inpatient/outpatient psychiatric units of public/private hospitals. Mental Health social workers frequently work as part of a team composed of a psychiatrist, social worker, psychologist and nurse. Placement occurs in the senior year; taken concurrently with SW 4550. The practicum is arranged on an individualized basis in consultation with the faculty Field Education Director. Transfer credit cannot be applied to the Practicum. Paid field placements are prohibited. In special circumstances, with the permission of the Field Education Director, students may secure a stipend or scholarship from the field agency. Existing paid employment cannot qualify as a field placement. For majors only. Pass/No Pass. Springs. Prerequisite(s): permission of Field Education Director. Corequisite(s): SW 4550.
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.