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Master of Social Work (M.S.W. Degree)

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.

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 and SW 710 or SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13345
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13344
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 19101
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 19104
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 and SW 710 or SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 21666
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 21667
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 21668
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 21669

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 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Diebolt, Lydia
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 19600
LEC Smith, Avis
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 19599
LEC Lowrey, Janet
W 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 13937
LEC Scanlon, Edward
W 12:00-02:40 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 14899
LEC Endres, R.
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
3 19601
LEC Smith, Avis
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 18738

SW 720 Social Policy and Program Analysis
Social welfare policy provides the foundation for social work practice, so it is critical for social workers to know how to analyze policies and programs. Students learn policy analysis knowledge and skills, with an emphasis on understanding public and private funding sources for social work services that support basic human needs. Policies designed to reduce poverty and increase social justice serve as exemplars for developing conceptual abilities in this course. LEC.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bradley-Geary, Heather
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 13347
LEC Lewis, Melinda
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 16991
LEC Althouse, Shana
W 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 22033
LEC Liebling, Stephanie
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 13348
LEC Rust, Sara
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
3 13346

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 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Koenig, Terry
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 19598
LEC Canda, Edward
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 18524
LEC Erickson, Lisa
W 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
3 18525
LEC Ponce, Cecilia
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
3 18833
LEC Ross-Bey, Jaresa
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
3 18526

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 and SW 710 or SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13345
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13344
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 19101
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 19104
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 and SW 710 or SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 21666
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 21667
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 21668
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 21669

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 2019 semester.

SW 713 Community and Organizational Practice
Social workers provide the leadership necessary to facilitate and coordinate community improvement and organizational effectiveness. This course introduces students to community and organizational knowledge and skills for social work practice. An advocacy perspective will act as the course's unifying theme with client and community well-being acting as the driving force behind social work practice in community and organizational settings. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

SW 740 Social Work Research
Social work practice is guided by research. Developing best practices for helping clients and communities depends on studies designed to build a deep and nuanced understanding and/or test cause and effect relationships. This course covers the nature of science, scientific inquiry, theories for research, research methods and designs. Students learn to analyze the rigor of both qualitative and quantitative studies, and are introduced to quantitative and qualitative data analysis. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 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 802 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13350
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13349
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 19483
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 19484
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 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 21670
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 21671
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 21673
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 21674

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 or SW 803 which provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McGeough, Briana
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 16370
LEC Lefort, Annas
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 21742
LEC Bigler, Diane
Th 12:00-02:40 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 17841
LEC Bick, Michael
Th 12:00-02:40 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 21736
LEC Goin, Bryan
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 20624
LEC Spears, Sydney
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
3 18739
LEC Bigler, Diane
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
3 17399
LEC Blehm, Jessica
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 29236
LEC Snodgrass, RuthAnn
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 22382
LEC Goertzen, Leslie
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 28380

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 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Byington, Kristen
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 13352
LEC Carr, Kortney
Th 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
3 13351
LEC Dees, Lauren
Th 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 29450
LEC Carr, Kortney
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
3 15764
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 29237
LEC Herbers, Kelli
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 22385
LEC Mesa, Dawn
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 28383

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 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Riquino, Michael
Tu 12:30-03:10 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 19374
LEC Malousek, Jason
Th 02:50-05:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 16644
LEC Bracken, Nicholas
Th 02:50-05:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 21751
LEC Goin, Bryan
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 19375
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
3 28420
LEC Kroeger, Brittany
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 29238
LEC Garcia, Megan
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 28463
LEC Brook, Joanna
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 29694
LEC Brook, Joanna
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 29695

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 802 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13350
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13349
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 19483
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 19484
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 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 21670
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 21671
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 21673
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 21674

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 or SW 803. Prerequisite: Completion of SW 810. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.

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 2019 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 2019 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 802 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13350
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13349
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 19483
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 19484
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 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 21670
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 21671
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 21673
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 21674

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 or SW 803 which provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McGeough, Briana
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 16370
LEC Lefort, Annas
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 21742
LEC Bigler, Diane
Th 12:00-02:40 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 17841
LEC Bick, Michael
Th 12:00-02:40 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 21736
LEC Goin, Bryan
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 20624
LEC Spears, Sydney
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
3 18739
LEC Bigler, Diane
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
3 17399
LEC Blehm, Jessica
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 29236
LEC Snodgrass, RuthAnn
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 22382
LEC Goertzen, Leslie
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 28380

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 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Byington, Kristen
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 13352
LEC Carr, Kortney
Th 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
3 13351
LEC Dees, Lauren
Th 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 29450
LEC Carr, Kortney
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
3 15764
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 29237
LEC Herbers, Kelli
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 22385
LEC Mesa, Dawn
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 28383

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 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Riquino, Michael
Tu 12:30-03:10 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 19374
LEC Malousek, Jason
Th 02:50-05:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 16644
LEC Bracken, Nicholas
Th 02:50-05:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 21751
LEC Goin, Bryan
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 19375
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
3 28420
LEC Kroeger, Brittany
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 29238
LEC Garcia, Megan
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 28463
LEC Brook, Joanna
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 29694
LEC Brook, Joanna
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 29695

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 802 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13350
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13349
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 19483
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 19484
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 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 21670
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 21671
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 21673
FLD Marsh, Jennie
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 21674

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 or SW 803. Prerequisite: Completion of SW 810. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.


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Christina Boyd
University of Kansas
Western Kansas M.S.W. Program Director
970-567-2722
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M.S.W. Program Director

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