SWK 450: Senior Practicum and Seminar

Discipline: Social Work

Credit Hours: 15

Block placement in social service agencies, including generalist work at an approved setting for a minimum of 416 hours for the entire placement experience. The block placement for the traditional program on campus occurs for a minimum of 32 hours a week, whereas the block placement at the ASAP sites runs a minimum of 16 hours per week for 26 weeks. A research project/competency-based assignments are completed over the course of the seminar. The students evaluate their own practice through individual and group supervision with an emphasis on use of professional self, transference and counter transference. Students develop greater awareness of the professional use of self through parallel process. Prerequisite: Only those students who are candidates for the baccalaureate degree in social work may be admitted into the practicum and seminar.

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