Clinical social work practice involves a mutual problem-solving process in which multidimensional assessment, goal-setting, planned intervention and evaluation are prominent components, all of which are informed by current scientific knowledge. All clinical practice is grounded in the values and purposes of the social work profession. This goal rests on the fundamental belief in the dignity of all human beings and in communal responsibility for all members of the multicultural society.
Flowing from the mission of the Social Work (Concentration in Clinical Practice) program at Virginia Commonwealth University and guided by the principles of promoting social justice, human rights, diversity, cultural competence/sensitivity and ethical practice, the goals of the M.S.W. program are:
- To provide for a generalist knowledge, skills, ethics and values essential for work with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations
- To provide for a program that prepares students for work in concentration areas of specialization in either clinical social work or social work administration, planning and policy practice in a range of settings
- To provide for an educational environment where students apply the profession’s values and ethical principles
- To provide for an educational environment where students gain a greater understanding of implications of diversity through education on identifying cultural strengths and ways to counteract individual and institutional prejudice, oppression and discrimination
- To provide for an educational environment where students apply research methods to analyze and critically evaluate professional practice, programs and service delivery systems
- To provide for an educational environment where students gain a greater understanding of advocacy and involvement in advocacy to affect social and economic justice
Competency 1 – Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
Competency 2 – Engage diversity and difference in practice
Competency 3 – Advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice
Competency 4 – Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice
Competency 5 – Engage in policy practice
Competency 6 - Engage with individuals, families, communities and organizations
Competency 7 – Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
Competency 8 – Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
Competency 9 – Evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
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- Social Work and Social Justice
- Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups
- Policy, Community and Organizational Practice
- Research in Social Work Practice
- Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups for Advanced-standing Students
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work View 355 other Masters in Social Work in United States
- Personal statement
- Academic documentation
- Proof of English proficiency
- Additional academic requirements and regulations
- Foreign transcripts
- Financial certification
- Application fee
International25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
National25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12618 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 24 months.
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