Course Details

SWK450 Senior Field Practicum I

Field Practicum I is a required course that affords senior level students the opportunity to observe and begin practicing social work knowledge, values, ethics and skills. Students are assigned to a social service delivery system under direct supervision from a trained social work Field Educator. The overall objectives are for the student to acquire and demonstrate social work competencies through direct practice experiences. These competencies are set forth by the Council on Social Work and the WWU Social Work Program. The student is required to complete 250 hours in the social service delivery system. The emphasis in Field Practicum I is acclimation to organization structure, clientele, direct practice skills, interventions, documentation, agency and social welfare policies and community resources. Field Practicum I is the first practicum course in a concurrent sequence.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites: SWK312