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MSW - Trauma Competent Practice Focus

Trauma Social Work Practice

The Master of Social Work - Trauma Competent Practice Focus program offers a new and cutting-edge curriculum with a concentration in Trauma Competent Practice. This specialty focus is based on a growing paradigm shift, often referred to as Trauma-Informed Care, which has evolved over the past 30 years as a result of the convergence of research, clinical practice and the perspective of trauma survivors.

Newman's Trauma-Competent Practice Curriculum

The Master of Social Work prepares students for a rewarding and challenging career where you can be the Difference with a Degree of Difference. Our exciting Trauma-Competent curriculum is based on clinical and trauma competencies to fully prepare you to deliver responsive, 21st century practice.

Course Delivery

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All traditional programs start in the fall semester.

Full-Time Traditional Curriculum (Complete in 2 years)

GENERALIST PRACTICE COURSES:

First Semester – Fall (14 credit hours)

  • SWK 6003 Social Welfare & Social Justice (3)
  • SWK 6103 HBSE  (3)
  • SWK 6503 Generalist Practice 1 (3)
  • SWK 7125 Field Practicum 1 (4)*
  • SWK 7126 Integrative Seminar 1 (1)*

Second Semester – Spring (14 credit hours)

  • SWK 6803 Impact of Social Policy (3)
  • SWK 7003 Research Methods (3)
  • SWK 7103 Generalist Practice 2 (3)
  • SWK 7135 Field Practicum 2 (4)*
  • SWK 7136 Integrative Seminar 2 (1)*

SPECIALIST PRACTICE COURSES:

Third Semester – Summer (6 credit hours)

  • SWK 6883 Selected Topics in SW (Elective) (3)
  • SWK 7443 Crisis Intervention (3)

Fourth Semester – Fall (8 credit hours)

  • SWK 6503 Generalist Practice 1 (3)
  • SWK 7125 Field Practicum 1 (4)
  • SWK 7126 Integrative Seminar 1 (1)

Fifth Semester – Spring (8 credit hours)

  • SWK 7103 Generalist Practice 2 (3)
  • SWK 7135 Field Practicum 2 (4)
  • SWK 7136 Integrative Seminar 2 (1)

Part-time Traditional Curriculum (Complete in 4 years)

GENERALIST PRACTICE COURSES:

First Semester – Fall (6 credit hours)

  • SWK 6003 Social Welfare & Social Justice (3)
  • SWK 6103 HBSE (3)

Second Semester – Spring (6 credit hours)

  • SWK 6803 Impact of Social Policy (3)
  • SWK 7003 Research Methods (3)

Third Semester – Summer

  • No class

Fourth Semester – Fall (8 credit hours)

  • SWK 6503 Generalist Practice 1 (3)
  • SWK 7125 Field Practicum 1 (4)*
  • SWK 7126 Integrative Seminar 1 (1)*

Fifth Semester – Spring (8 credit hours)

  • SWK 7103 Generalist Practice 2 (3)
  • SWK 7135 Field Practicum 2 (4)*
  • SWK 7136 Integrative Seminar 2 (1)*