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Social Work Field Education

Students are placed in the field practicum for one academic year, completing 480 hours over two semesters while participating in an Integrative Seminar. The Director of Field Education secures and monitors all field placements in the Program.

The Ursuline College Social Work Field Education Program is a strengths-based field model that differs from other programs in its on-going assessment and consistent attention to:
  • the strengths and resources of the individuals involved (student, field instructor, agency colleagues, clients, course instructors, peers)
  • the potential environmental resources available
  • the quality of the relationships between the student and other individuals in their learning environment
  • the monitoring and evaluation of the development and refinement of the students' skills and the resulting impact on students' self-efficacy
  • the self-determination or self-directed learning of the students in completing their course of study.
A critical component of the model is a strengths assessment of each student. The strengths assessment is a collaborative process between the student and the field education director that includes strengths and resources that are intrapersonal, interpersonal, environmental and professional.

The following agencies represent some of the past locations of student field placements. Placement at specific agencies is always subject to availability of intern positions and MSW supervision. Please discuss what agencies may be possible field sites with the Director of Field Education, Assistant Professor Stacey O'Brien.