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Degree Requirements for Western Kansas Regular M.S.W.

The School of Social Welfare requires a total of 64 credit hours for the M.S.W. degree, consisting of

  • 36 credit hours of classroom work maintaining a grade-point average of 3.0 (B) — a total of 108 grade points on a 4.0 grading scale.*
  • 28 credit hours of field practicum with an S grade for satisfactory performance.
  • 2 sequential semesters of 10-credit-hour enrollments are necessary to meet residence requirements.
  • Recommendation of the faculty of the School of Social Welfare to the University Registrar that the master’s degree be granted.

*Students who maintain grade-point averages of at least 3.0 in the foundation courses are eligible to take additional courses beyond the minimum requirement.

Curriculum Regular M.S.W. Starting Fall 2018

TAB: First Year Foundation

Fall

SW 701 Basic Field Practicum
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide generalist practice opportunities that prepare students for entry into the advanced level of either clinical social work practice or macro practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to apply and test social work knowledge, values, and skills. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to first-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 702, SW 710 and SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13939
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13938
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 20824
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 20827
SW 702 Basic Field Practicum
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide generalist practice opportunities that prepare students for entry into the advanced level of either clinical social work practice or macro practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to apply and test social work knowledge, values, and skills. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to first-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 701, SW 710 and SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 24578
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 24579
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 24580
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 24581

Field Education: Students at the foundation level of the M.S.W. degree program complete 480 clock hours of field practicum during the fall and spring semesters. They are in one continuous field placement for 16 hours per week for 30 weeks. The foundation level practicum is a generalist experience covering direct practice and community practice as well as research and policy practice. Typical agency settings for foundation level M.S.W. students include community mental health centers, child welfare offices, long term care facilities, and juvenile justice and/or corrections settings. Learn more about Field Education.

SW 710 Social Work Practice I
The first of two-course sequence prepares students to begin to translate theory into strategies of intervention that cut across social work practice with systems of all sizes. Presents an integrating framework of generalist social work based on a strengths perspective and a person-in-environment frame of reference. Course taken concurrently with SW 701 and SW 702 which provides students an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Friedline, Terri
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 21459
LEC Lefort, Annas
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 18482
LEC Kepple, Nancy
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
3 21458
LEC Smith, Avis
W 06:10-08:50 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 14606
LEC Lowrey, Janet
W 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
3 15757
LEC Smith, Avis
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 21460
LEC Endres, R.
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 20361

SW 720 Social Policy and Program Analysis
This course provides a broad social context for identifying and analyzing social problems and social policy/program responses. Economic and social justice issues are exemplars for understanding societal dynamics and evaluating related policies. Emphasis is given to the development of conceptual sills in identifying and analyzing needs addressed by programs and policies. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Adams, Deborah
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 13942
LEC Lewis, Melinda
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
3 18176
LEC
W 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 25197
LEC Adams, Deborah
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
3 13943
LEC Stroud, Jancy
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 13940

SW 730 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Course provides foundation knowledge about bio-psycho-social aspects of individual and family behavior. Theoretical perspectives on well being dysfunction, and developmental processes are critically analyzed, especially concerning applicability to social work practice that supports client strengths, diversity, and social justice. A holistic conceptual framework is used to integrate these micro-system perspectives with larger environmental socio-political concerns. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Koenig, Terry
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 21457
LEC Canda, Edward
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
3 20091
LEC
W 02:50-05:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
3 20092
LEC Canda, Edward
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-02:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
3 20500
LEC Endres, R.
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 12:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 20093

Spring

SW 701 Basic Field Practicum
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide generalist practice opportunities that prepare students for entry into the advanced level of either clinical social work practice or macro practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to apply and test social work knowledge, values, and skills. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to first-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 702, SW 710 and SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13939
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13938
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 20824
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 20827
SW 702 Basic Field Practicum
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide generalist practice opportunities that prepare students for entry into the advanced level of either clinical social work practice or macro practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to apply and test social work knowledge, values, and skills. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to first-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 701, SW 710 and SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 24578
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 24579
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 24580
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 24581

SW 711 Social Work Practice II
Second of two-course sequence and extends the work begun in SW 710. Focus in the second course is on mastery of the basics of helping relationships and the development of intervention skills for the middle and ending phases of intervention. Content is structured to prepare students to enter the advanced level of the M.S.W. program. Course taken concurrent with SW 701 and SW 702. Prerequisite: SW 710. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 713 Community and Organizational Practice
Students will be exposed to a body of knowledge and skills necessary to practice with communities and organizations. An advocacy perspective will act as the course's unifying theme with client well-being acting as the driving force behind the activities of community and organizational practitioners. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 740 Social Work Research
An examination of professionally relevant aspects of the nature of science: the nature of knowing, a constructed reality, the logic of explanation and inquiry, the nature of concepts, hypotheses, and assumptions. The content will include such issues as sampling, measurement reliability and validity, developing survey questions, types of qualitative and quantitative research, and an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

The Western Kansas M.S.W. program is taught in the blended courses format, which combines face-to-face and online learning with the in-class attendance occurring every other Saturday on the Fort Hays State University campus or Garden City Community College campus. Garden City campus classes held in Penka Room 1003 and Hays campus classes held in Stroup 105. Classes subject to change.

TAB: Second Year Clinical

Clinical Concentration

Fall

SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 801, SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13945
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13944
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 21298
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 21299
SW 802 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 801, SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 24582
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 24583
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 24585
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 24586

Field Education: Students in the clinical concentration at the advanced level of the M.S.W. degree program complete 720 clock hours of field practicum during the fall and spring semesters. They are in one continuous field practicum for 24 hours per week for 30 weeks. The clinical practicum provides more in-depth direct practice experience with individuals, families and groups with a primary focus on children and families. Typical settings for clinical M.S.W. students include mental and behavioral health centers, hospitals, hospice programs, schools and family resource programs. Learn more about Field Education.

SW 810 Clinical Social Work Practice
Clinical social work practice occurs in a variety of settings, from large public and private agencies and institutions through many types of individual and group private practice situations. This course is designed to teach advanced knowledge and skills that transcend contextual factors in order to produce a variety of positive client outcomes in a range of practice situations. In addition, this course focuses on the commitment of social work practitioners to provide services to those groups who, by reason of class, race, sex, or other characteristics, are not ordinarily well served by the many institutions in this society. Course taken concurrently with SW 801 and SW 802 which provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lefort, Annas
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 17467
LEC
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 16071
LEC Bigler, Diane
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
3 24720
LEC Jackson, Reginald
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
3 20362
LEC Bick, Michael
R 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
3 19224
LEC Jackson, Reginald
R 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
3 24712
LEC Goin, Bryan
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
3 22796
LEC Bigler, Diane
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
3 18670
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 16761
LEC Harris, Marjean
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26064
LEC Glenn, RuthAnn
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26065

Integrative Seminar:

SW 832 Social Work in Health Care and Mental Health Settings
Content as in SW 830 focused on health care and mental health. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Nam, Eunji
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
3 15625
LEC Statz-Hill, Melisande
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
3 13947
LEC
R 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
3 13946
LEC Statz-Hill, Melisande
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
3 16762
LEC Nam, Eunji
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 24714
LEC Boger, Janese
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26070
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26071

SW 863 Mental Health and Psychopathology
Theories of mental health and psychopathology are compared concerning etiology, classification, assessment, and treatment of distress and mental disorders. Theories and practices are evaluated critically for their usefulness in a strengths approach to social work in mental health settings. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Waldman, Stuart
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 21141
LEC
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 114 - LAWRENCE
3 26076
LEC Palmer, Ashley
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
3 24729
LEC Bracken, Nicholas
R 12:00-02:40 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 17774
LEC Bick, Michael
R 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 24730
LEC Ponce, Cecilia
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
3 21142
LEC Goin, Bryan
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 22238
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 21124
LEC Hammer, Amy
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26079
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26080
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 21125

Spring

SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 801, SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13945
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13944
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 21298
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 21299
SW 802 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 801, SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 24582
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 24583
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 24585
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 24586

SW 811 Topics in Advanced Clinical Social Work: _____
The organizing theme of the advanced clinical selective emphasizes application of advanced theoretical and practice principles to client systems. This advanced selective provides students with the opportunity to critically consider the themes of the school as they relate to the need for assessment, diagnostic, and process evaluations with a variety of client systems. Every student will engage in activities designed to solidify their professional identity as clinical practitioners as they enter the workforce. Topics offered may include solution-focused brief therapy; family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Course is taken concurrently with SW 801 and SW 802. Prerequisite: Completion of SW 810. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

Elective:

SW 866 Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents
Developmental norms and processes in childhood and adolescence and related implications for assessment and intervention methods in work with children and adolescents. Topics include countertransference issues in work with children, working with parents and children, intervention tools, stress in childhood, special issues, and concerns in adolescence, sexual abuse of children. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

Diversity Selective:

SW 872 Cultural Diversity in Social Work Practice
Provides students with a framework of knowledge, values, and practice methodology for culturally competent social work practice. Emphasizes themes of oppression and empowerment, culture-specific strengths and resources, and multicultural/transcultural perspectives. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

The Western Kansas M.S.W. program is taught in the blended courses format, which combines face-to-face and online learning with the in-class attendance occurring every other Saturday on the Fort Hays State University campus or Garden City Community College campus. Garden City campus classes held in Penka Room 1003 and Hays campus classes held in Stroup 105. Classes subject to change.

Degree Requirements Western Kansas Advanced Standing M.S.W.

The Advanced Standing program requires an enrollment of 38 credit hours, as follows:

  • A summer enrollment in two classes. Summer classes are provided in the traditional class format, which requires attendance in class on the Fort Hays State University campus or Garden City Community College Campus.
  1. SW 712, a social work practice class organized around the school’s major curriculum themes
    • Students must earn a minimum grade of B in SW 712 to continue
  2. One clinical elective
  • The advanced level of the M.S.W. program is taught in the blended courses format, which combines face-to-face and online learning with the in-class attendance occurring every other Saturday on the Fort Hays State University campus or Garden City Community College campus. (32 credit hours)
  1. 18 credit hours of classroom work maintaining a grade-point average of 3.0 (B)
  2. 14 credit hours of field practicum with an S grade for satisfactory performance
  • Two sequential semesters of 10-credit-hour enrollments are necessary to meet residence requirements

No credit is given for courses taken before admission. The advanced level of this program may be taken full time or extended up to 2 years with approval of the M.S.W. program director.

Curriculum Advanced Standing M.S.W. Starting Summer 2017

TAB: Summer

Summer

SW 712 Social Work Practice Seminar
Introduces advanced standing students to the themes of the school. Special emphasis is given to the Strengths Perspective, a multicultural approach to practice, and developing the skills to critically and reflectively think about one's own practice. Advanced standing status required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 868 Crisis Intervention and Suicide Risk Reduction
Principles of planned short term intervention generally and of crisis intervention specifically are addressed. The use of and application of crisis theory, crisis intervention, and suicide risk reduction are examined. Evidence based practices regarding the effects of crises including disasters on individual, family, and community well-being are considered. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

Summer classes are provided in the traditional class format, which requires attendance in class on the Fort Hays State University campus or Garden City Community College Campus.

TAB: Fall

Clinical Concentration

SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 801, SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13945
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13944
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 21298
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 21299
SW 802 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 801, SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 24582
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 24583
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 24585
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 24586

Field Education: Students in the clinical concentration at the advanced level of the M.S.W. degree program complete 720 clock hours of field practicum during the fall and spring semesters. They are in one continuous field practicum for 24 hours per week for 30 weeks. The clinical practicum provides more in-depth direct practice experience with individuals, families and groups with a primary focus on children and families. Typical settings for clinical M.S.W. students include mental and behavioral health centers, hospitals, hospice programs, schools and family resource programs. Learn more about Field Education.

SW 810 Clinical Social Work Practice
Clinical social work practice occurs in a variety of settings, from large public and private agencies and institutions through many types of individual and group private practice situations. This course is designed to teach advanced knowledge and skills that transcend contextual factors in order to produce a variety of positive client outcomes in a range of practice situations. In addition, this course focuses on the commitment of social work practitioners to provide services to those groups who, by reason of class, race, sex, or other characteristics, are not ordinarily well served by the many institutions in this society. Course taken concurrently with SW 801 and SW 802 which provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lefort, Annas
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 17467
LEC
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 16071
LEC Bigler, Diane
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
3 24720
LEC Jackson, Reginald
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
3 20362
LEC Bick, Michael
R 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
3 19224
LEC Jackson, Reginald
R 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
3 24712
LEC Goin, Bryan
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
3 22796
LEC Bigler, Diane
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
3 18670
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 16761
LEC Harris, Marjean
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26064
LEC Glenn, RuthAnn
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26065

Integrative Seminar:

SW 832 Social Work in Health Care and Mental Health Settings
Content as in SW 830 focused on health care and mental health. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Nam, Eunji
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
3 15625
LEC Statz-Hill, Melisande
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
3 13947
LEC
R 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
3 13946
LEC Statz-Hill, Melisande
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
3 16762
LEC Nam, Eunji
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 24714
LEC Boger, Janese
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26070
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26071

SW 863 Mental Health and Psychopathology
Theories of mental health and psychopathology are compared concerning etiology, classification, assessment, and treatment of distress and mental disorders. Theories and practices are evaluated critically for their usefulness in a strengths approach to social work in mental health settings. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Waldman, Stuart
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 21141
LEC
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 114 - LAWRENCE
3 26076
LEC Palmer, Ashley
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
3 24729
LEC Bracken, Nicholas
R 12:00-02:40 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 17774
LEC Bick, Michael
R 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 24730
LEC Ponce, Cecilia
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
3 21142
LEC Goin, Bryan
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 22238
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 21124
LEC Hammer, Amy
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26079
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26080
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 21125

The Western Kansas M.S.W. program is taught in the blended courses format, which combines face-to-face and online learning with the in-class attendance occurring every other Saturday on the Fort Hays State University campus or Garden City Community College campus. Garden City campus classes held in Penka Room 1003 and Hays campus classes held in Stroup 105. Classes subject to change.

TAB: Spring

Clinical Concentration

SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 801, SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13945
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13944
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 21298
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 21299
SW 802 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 801, SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 24582
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 24583
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 24585
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 24586

Field Education: Students in the clinical concentration at the advanced level of the M.S.W. degree program complete 720 clock hours of field practicum during the fall and spring semesters. They are in one continuous field practicum for 24 hours per week for 30 weeks. The clinical practicum provides more in-depth direct practice experience with individuals, families and groups with a primary focus on children and families. Typical settings for clinical M.S.W. students include mental and behavioral health centers, hospitals, hospice programs, schools and family resource programs. Learn more about Field Education.

SW 811 Topics in Advanced Clinical Social Work: _____
The organizing theme of the advanced clinical selective emphasizes application of advanced theoretical and practice principles to client systems. This advanced selective provides students with the opportunity to critically consider the themes of the school as they relate to the need for assessment, diagnostic, and process evaluations with a variety of client systems. Every student will engage in activities designed to solidify their professional identity as clinical practitioners as they enter the workforce. Topics offered may include solution-focused brief therapy; family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Course is taken concurrently with SW 801 and SW 802. Prerequisite: Completion of SW 810. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

Elective:

SW 866 Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents
Developmental norms and processes in childhood and adolescence and related implications for assessment and intervention methods in work with children and adolescents. Topics include countertransference issues in work with children, working with parents and children, intervention tools, stress in childhood, special issues, and concerns in adolescence, sexual abuse of children. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

Diversity Selective:

SW 872 Cultural Diversity in Social Work Practice
Provides students with a framework of knowledge, values, and practice methodology for culturally competent social work practice. Emphasizes themes of oppression and empowerment, culture-specific strengths and resources, and multicultural/transcultural perspectives. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

The Western Kansas M.S.W. program is taught in the blended courses format, which combines face-to-face and online learning with the in-class attendance occurring every other Saturday on the Fort Hays State University campus or Garden City Community College campus. Garden City campus classes held in Penka Room 1003 and Hays campus classes held in Stroup 105. Classes subject to change.


Questions?

Christina Boyd
University of Kansas
Western Kansas M.S.W. Program Director
C: 970-567-2722
christinab@ku.edu

Edward Scanlon
M.S.W. Program Director

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