PSY-260 - Field Practicum3 credits
Field Practicum includes both the 90 hours of Social Work Practicum and the weekly practicum seminar. The social work practicum provides social work students with an opportunity to demonstrate, practice, and learn social work skills, examine and test their understanding of social work values, apply and integrate classroom learning, acquire new knowledge about social work practice in a variety of substantive areas and practice settings, and develop an identity as a professional social worker. Social work students generally spend an average of seven hours per week in the field. In addition to the time spent in the field setting, practicum students also participate in a weekly integrative seminar. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss and compare practicum experiences, learn from and teach each other, examine personal values and ethical issues in social work practice, and further integrate knowledge and experience through structured assignments and activities.
Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.