For First Year M.S.W. Students:
First Year Field Seminars: Required Course
The First Year Field Seminar is designed to help students successfully enter into and engage in the learning of the first year field internship. The seminar will address issues related to the Essential Attributes and Abilities and is designed to support students in achieving the defined learning objectives for first year field and to deepen their understanding and integration of content from the summer course work. Students are expected to use the seminar as a forum to discuss their own clinical work and to actively engage in the integration of theory and practice as relevant to their own internship setting. The course meets for 10 sessions September-April for 2 hours/month.
For Second Year and Advanced Standing M.S.W. Students:
Second Year Field Seminars: Required Course
The Second Year Field Seminar is designed to support second year students’ academic learning process during their field internships. The goal is to foster students’ abilities to successfully engage with and integrate multiple conceptual frameworks into direct clinical practice. The seminar will revisit summer course content to provide further continuity and integration during the second year field internship. Students will present their own clinical work and critically examine the treatment process including: systemic and structural dynamics in which the therapeutic relationship unfolds, internal transferential and countertransferential dynamics, and meaning making processes that inform treatment formulations, interventions, and evaluation. The course meets for 10 sessions September-April for 2 hours/month.