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Individuals & Families Concentration

Students who are accepted into the Individuals & Families Concentration will study, research and apply knowledge through practice using the knowledge, values and skills related to working as advanced clinical social workers with individuals, families and groups. Within this area of concentration, students will choose to focus study and field work on one of the health and mental health tracks: 

  • Children/Youth/Families Track
  • Adults Track
  • Older Adults Track
  • Child Welfare Track

After graduation, MSWs are eligible to complete additional state requirements to earn Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) status.


Full-time Plan

Download an Advanced Standing Individuals & Families Advising Snapshot. The Advising Snapshots demonstrate the required sequence of coursework and any deviation from the plans must be approved by the Office of Social Work Student Services.  

FALL - Year 1
SPRING - Year 1 
 SWKM 6002 Direct Practice (3)  SWKM 620X Direct Intervention Course (by track) (3)
 SWKM 6100 Family Therapy (3)  SWKM 6050 Advanced Policy & Programming (3)
 SWKM 6256 Legal Issues in Social Work (1)  SWKM 6207 International Social Work (1)
 SWKM 6150 Field Experience III (5) ‡  SWKM 6250 Field Experience IV (5) ‡
 SWKM Elective/Required Elective (by track) (3)  SWKM Elective/Required Elective (by track) (3)
 TOTAL: 15 credits   TOTAL: 15 credits 

 

Note: Concentration Field Placement consists of 20 hours/week at field agency. 

‡ Linked courses, student must enroll in the same section for both fall and spring semesters

Specified Track Coursework

Individuals & Families Concentration students select one track and take the required coursework to fulfill track requirements as listed below.   


FALL - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

SPRING - Year 1

Direct Interventions

SPRING - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

 SWKM 6505
         Family Violence in Social
         Work (3)

 SWKM 6510
         Health and Health Care (3)

 SWKM 6515
         Exploring Diversity (3)

 SWKM 6525
         Crisis Intervention, Trauma,
         and Disaster Response (3)

 SWKM 6201
         Direct Interventions:
         Older Adults (3)

 SWKM 6520
         Evidence-Based Practice in
         Mental Health (3)

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

FALL - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

SPRING - Year 1

Direct Interventions

SPRING - Year 1

Required Elective

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

 SWKM 6505
         Family Violence in Social
         Work (3)

 SWKM 6510
         Health and Health Care (3)

 SWKM 6515
         Exploring Diversity (3)

 SWKM 6525
         Crisis Intervention, Trauma,
         and Disaster Response (3)

 SWKM 6201
         Direct Interventions:
         Children/Youth/Families (3)

 SWKM 6520
         Evidence-Based Practice in
         Mental Health (3)

FALL - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

SPRING - Year 1

Direct Interventions

SPRING - Year 1

Required Elective

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

 SWKM 6505
         Family Violence in Social
         Work (3)

 SWKM 6510
         Health and Health Care (3)

 SWKM 6515
         Exploring Diversity (3)

 SWKM 6525
         Crisis Intervention, Trauma,
         and Disaster Response (3)

 SWKM 6201
         Direct Interventions:
         Adult Mental Health (3)

 SWKM 6520
         Evidence-Based Practice in
         Mental Health (3)

 

FALL - Year 1

Required Elective

SPRING - Year 1

Direct Interventions

SPRING - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

 SWKM 6505
         Family Violence in Social
         Work (3)

 SWKM 6201
         Direct Interventions:
         Child Welfare (3)

 SWKM 6520
         Evidence-Based Practice in
         Mental Health (3)

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

 


Part-time Plan

Download an Advanced Standing Individuals & Families Advising Snapshot. The Advising Snapshots demonstrate the required sequence of coursework and any deviation from the plans must be approved by the Office of Social Work Student Services.  

FALL - Year 1
SPRING - Year 1 
 SWKM 6100 Family Therapy (3)  SWKM 6050 Advanced Policy & Programming (3)
 SWKM 6256 Legal Issues in Social Work (1)  SWKM 6207 International Social Work (1)
 SWKM Elective/Required Elective (by track) (3)  SWKM Elective/Required Elective (by track) (3)
 TOTAL: 7 credits   TOTAL: 7 credits 
FALL - Year 2
SPRING - Year 2 
  SWKM 6002 Direct Practice (3)   SWKM 620X Direct Intervention Course (by track) (3)
  SWKM 6150 Field Experience III (5) ‡   SWKM 6250 Field Experience IV (5) ‡
 TOTAL: 8 credits    TOTAL: 8 credits 

 

Note: Concentration Field Placement consists of 20 hours/week at field agency. 

‡ Linked courses, student must enroll in the same section for both fall and spring semesters

Specified Track Coursework

Individuals & Families Concentration students select one track and take the required coursework to fulfill track requirements as listed below.   


FALL - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

SPRING - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

SPRING - Year 2

Direct Interventions

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

 SWKM 6505
         Family Violence in Social
         Work (3)

 SWKM 6510
         Health and Health Care (3)

 SWKM 6515
         Exploring Diversity (3)

 SWKM 6525
         Crisis Intervention, Trauma,
         and Disaster Response (3)

 SWKM 6520
         Evidence-Based Practice in
         Mental Health (3)

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

 SWKM 6201
         Direct Interventions:
         Older Adults (3)

FALL - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

SPRING - Year 1

Required Elective

SPRING - Year 2

Direct Interventions

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

 SWKM 6505
         Family Violence in Social
         Work (3)

 SWKM 6510
         Health and Health Care (3)

 SWKM 6515
         Exploring Diversity (3)

 SWKM 6525
         Crisis Intervention, Trauma,
         and Disaster Response (3)

 SWKM 6520
         Evidence-Based Practice in
         Mental Health (3)

 SWKM 6201
         Direct Interventions:
         Children/Youth/Families (3)

 

FALL - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

SPRING - Year 1

Required Elective

SPRING - Year 2

Direct Interventions

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

 SWKM 6505
         Family Violence in Social
         Work (3)

 SWKM 6510
         Health and Health Care (3)

 SWKM 6515
         Exploring Diversity (3)

 SWKM 6525
         Crisis Intervention, Trauma,
         and Disaster Response (3)

 SWKM 6520
         Evidence-Based Practice in
         Mental Health (3)

 SWKM 6201
         Direct Interventions:
         Adult Mental Health (3)

FALL - Year 1

Required Elective

SPRING - Year 1

Elective (pick one)

SPRING - Year 2

Direct Interventions

 SWKM 6505
         Family Violence in Social
         Work (3)

 SWKM 6520
         Evidence-Based Practice in
         Mental Health (3)

 SWKM 6500
         Group Therapy (3)

 SWKM 6201
         Direct Interventions:
         Child Welfare (3)

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