Social Work Programs

January 26, 2011

Crisis Intervention And Social Workers

crisis intervention  socialworkWhether it’s a national crisis like 911 or Hurricane Katrina or a local robbery, social workers are on the scene providing Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) to victims of tragedies. They have special crisis intervention training and provide the mental health intervention needed to improve long term psychological trauma. Because of their special training they are included with other first responders and their responsibility is awesome. During these unique moments in time many wish to come forth and help but only those who are certified in crisis intervention can do so. It is not until the immediate crisis has passed that volunteers can come forth to help. (more…)

January 24, 2011

University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work

austinsocialworkprogram The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work is ranked as one of the top 25 research universities in the nation. The master’s program has been ranked in the top 10 social work graduate programs consistently by U.S. News and World Report. Their programs lead to the BSW, MSSW, and PhD degrees. The forty member faculty offers a variety of expertise including substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health, juvenile justice and aging, just to name a few. (more…)

January 22, 2011

University of California At Berkeley MSW Degree

berkeley school  of social work The University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare offers a 2 year study program that leads to an MSW degree and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The MSW course program covers the training of social workers in a wide variety of professional leadership positions and also in advanced practice roles.

All students will become knowledgeable in social and psychological concerns, the overall organization of social services and also social welfare policies.

By using skills of critical inquiry and their specialized knowledge and theory, graduates will become adept at applying specific intervention methods. The course concentrates on teaching individual development and family development with any ethnic or cultural factors involved. Students become versed in policy and the government of social services and also gain knowledge of research strategy in any program development and the evaluation of such programs. (more…)

January 19, 2011

Do You Want To Become A Social Worker

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Perhaps you have pondered over how you can become an important part of changing lives. Do you want to become a social worker? The social work field is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with helping others through counseling and enabling institute change.

I have found that most social work programs have similar core courses for the bsw and msw requirements. There are varying specific topics that focus on the different needs of a local community surrounding the university and some that have been strongly advocated for inclusion into a curriculum by staff as well as students.

So in order to become a social worker, take a look at the schools course requirements and see if they will suit your goals. Some of the basics needed for a four-year degree (BSW) include a strong liberal arts focus and two pre-requisite social work courses in your freshman and sophomore years. (more…)

January 7, 2011

Does Anyone Really Want To Change

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personalchange A common comment made by social workers, psychologists and mental health counselors is that clients often prefer to blame others rather than to change. It is easier to look outside rather than inside. When we want to figure out why things aren’t working there seem to be so many external factors that are the reason. “He doesn’t listen to me.” ” They won’t include me and this means I’m all alone.” ” I give at work my best but am never appreciated.” All these seem to make sense and in fact, may be partially true. But, that still leaves out one’s own interactions out of the situation. (more…)

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