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MSW Competencies and Curriculum

Curriculum

The UW Oshkosh MSW Program will offer two concentrations in the Advanced Curriculum: Clinical/Mental Health Practice and Health Care Practice.

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Advanced coursework will be interdisciplinary and allow students to take relevant elective courses in Public Administration, Counseling and Nursing, as well as Social Work. Graduates will be competent in the 10 CSWE Practice competencies and will have practice expertise specifically in mental health or health care practice.

MSW students in the Foundation Curriculum will become competent in the 9 practice competencies mandated by the 2015 Council on Social Work Education-Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. The Advanced Curriculum will build on the 9 CSWE practice competencies, which are measured by 23 Advanced Practice Behaviors.

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Foundation Courses (30 credits)

Fall-1

Credits

Spring-1

Credits

SW 701 Ethical Foundations of Social Work Practice

2

SW 702 Generalist Practice I

3

SW 707 Human Behavior & the Social Environment

3

SW 703 Interviewing Lab

2

SW 708 Social Welfare Policy (Jan Interim)

2

SW 709 Field and Seminar I (17-weeks, 15 hours/week)

(PART TIME- Taken in year 2)

6

SW 720 Practice Competence in a Diverse Community (PART TIME- Taken in year 2)

2

Summer-1

SW 704 Generalist Practice II

3

Elective (during one of these 3 semesters) (PART TIME- Taken in year 2)

3

SW 710 Field and Seminar II (11 weeks, 15 hours/week) (PART TIME- Taken in year 2)

4

PART TIME Foundation students take electives in the 2nd year of the Foundation curriculum

PART TIME students in the Foundation curriculum complete the program in 3 years

PART TIME Advanced Standing students complete the program in 2 years.

Advanced Courses (28 credits)

Advanced PT Clinical/MH

Credits

Advanced PT Health Care

Credits

Fall 1

SW 728: Advanced Policy Practice

2

SW 728: Advanced Policy Practice

2

SW 729: Field (17-weeks, 14+ hrs/week)

5

SW 729: Field (17-weeks, 14+ hrs/weeks)

5

SW 731: Program Evaluation, Practice Outcomes & Evidence-based Practice
2 SW 731: Program Evaluation, Practice Outcomes & Evidence-based Practice 2

Elective

3

Elective

3

SW 727 (Jan Interim): Psychopathology and Strengths –based Assessment

3

SW 727 (Jan Interim): Psychopathology and Strengths-based Assessment

3

Total

10/15

Total

10/15

Spring 1                                                                                                             

SW 733: Field (17-weeks, 14+ hrs/week)

5

SW 733: Field (17-weeks, 14+ hrs/week)

5

SW 724: Advanced Practice Methods in Mental Health

3

SW 723: Advanced Practice Methods in Health Care

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

SW 741 (May Interim): Qualitative Research Methods

2

SW 741 (May Interim): Qualitative Research methods

2

Total

8/13 Total 8/13
Summer 1

Elective

3

Elective

3

Total Credits

55

Total Credits

55

Part-time Advanced Standing:

Year 1 Fall SemesterYear 2 Fall Semester
SW 731 Program Evaluation, Practice Outcomes and Evidence-based Practice (2 credits) SW 729 Advanced Field (Through January Interim, 5 credits)
SW 728 Advanced Policy Practice (2 credits)

SW 727 Psychopathology and Strengths-based Assessment (January Interim, 3 credits)

Year 1 Spring Semester Year 2 Spring Semester
Elective (3 credits) SW 733 Advanced Field (Through May Interim, 5 Credits)
Advanced Practice Methods (SW 723/SW 724, 3 credits)
SW 741 Qualitative Research Methods (May Interim, 2 credits)

Year 1 Summer Semester

Elective (3 credits)

 

Students will choose 6 credits of electives from the following list:

Course No.

Title

Credits

Concentration

SW 732[1]

Field Research Project

3

Either

SW 737

Crisis Intervention with Vulnerable Populations

3

Either

SW 747

Mental Health Theories

3

Mental Health

SW 777

Legal Aspects of Social Work Practice

3

Either

SW 571

Child and Family Welfare

3

Either

SW 575

Treatment and Mistreatment of Offenders

3

Either

MPA 729

Health Care Organization and Management

3

Health Care

MPA 762

Health Care Administrative Law

3

Heath Care

MPA 773

Health Care Policy

3

Heath Care

Nursing 702

Health Care Systems Policy & Advocacy

3

Heath Care

Nursing 703

Clinical Prevention and Population Health

3

Health Care

Nursing 719

Roles in Advanced Nursing and Interprofessional Collaboration

3

Heath Care

Nursing 746

Quality Improvement & Safety

3

Heath Care

Nursing 748

Assessment and Evaluation Strategies in NE

3

Heath Care

Nursing 783

Healthcare Informatics

3

Heath Care

PRF CNSL 701

Theoretical Foundations of Counseling

3

Mental Health

PRF CNSL 725

Trauma and Crisis in Counseling

3

Mental Health

PRF CNSL 726

Wellness, Spirituality, and Mindfulness in Counseling

3

Mental Health

PRF CNSL 728

Grief Counseling

3

Mental Health

PRF CNSL 729

Community Counseling

3

Mental Health

PRF CNSL 730

Mental Health Counseling

3

Mental Health

PRF CNSL 731

Group Counseling Process

3

Mental Health

PRF CNSL 735

Counseling Children and Adolescents

3

Mental Health

PRF CNSL 776

Addictions in Counseling

3

Mental Health

[1] Students may take no more than 3 credits from those courses that can be applied to either concentration

 

Competencies

Graduates of the UWO Master of Social Work Program will be able to:

1: Ethical and professional behavior

A.1.1 Demonstrate leadership and professionalism in social service practice settings.

A.1.2 Demonstrate initiative in professional growth and development.

A.1.3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary ethical practice within mental health and/or health care settings.

A.1.4 Successfully resolve ethical dilemmas encountered in mental health and/or physical health care settings.

A.1.5 Demonstrate professional, accurate and effective written and oral communication appropriate to the practice setting.

2: Engage diversity and difference in practice

A.2.1 Effectively employ social work knowledge and skills with diverse client systems, especially those who are vulnerable and oppressed.

A.2.2 Demonstrate cultural competency in all social work contexts.

3: Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.

A.3.1 Identify and attend to resource gaps in relevant practice settings.

A.3.2 Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with a wide array of professional helpers on behalf of client systems.

4: Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research

A.4.1 Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and their application within the mental health/health care setting.

A.4.2 Critically evaluate practice interventions to determine if theory-based, best/evidence-based practices are being employed in the practice setting and suggest improvements when warranted.

5: Engage in policy practice

A.5.1 Actively engage in policy practice to improve client system outcomes for mental health/health care services.

A.5.2 Advocate for and on behalf of client systems.

6: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

A.6.1 Demonstrate initiative and effective skills in engaging with client systems.

A.6.2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the variety of technologies employed in mental health/health care practice, critically examine these in relation to social work values, and suggest improvements when warranted.

7: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

A.7.1 Effectively, systematically, and collaboratively assess client system needs and professionally articulate/document these findings to clients and relevant co-workers.

A.7.2 Demonstrate knowledge, and skill in the application of a wide range of assessment and intervention models relevant to mental health/health care practice, including the Person in Environment and the DSM.

8: Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

A.8.1 Effectively and collaboratively identify and employ best/evidence-based interventions to meet client system needs.

A.8.2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a wide range of theoretical and practice frameworks relevant to mental health/health care settings, including ecological systems theories and the strengths perspective.

A.8.3 Effectively and collaboratively terminate client services when goals have been met.

9: Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

A.9.1 Articulate and implement a vision for leadership regarding the promotion of best/evidence-based practice in mental health/health care policy.

A.9.2 Effectively and collaboratively evaluate client system outcomes and professionally articulate/document these findings with clients and relevant co-workers.

A.9.3 Demonstrate application of multiple methods of evaluation and assessment of service delivery.

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